Java Software Engineer in Newton - Massachusetts at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 210 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal is seeking accomplished and passionate software engineer to join our existing team in Newton MA, contributing to the exciting future of software products/technologies that fall under our in-store and particularly Paydiant product family. The successful candidate with help lead our development efforts in building connector implementations from the Paydiant platform into 3rd party payment gateways, processors and gift card providers.


  • Design, develop, test and support connector implementations throughout all phases of the software development life cycle.
  • Work with architects, and other cross functional teams like Product Management, Release Engineering, Professional Services, Technical Operations and Certification teams etc., to develop innovative and secure solutions that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability and reliability.
  • Realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles.
  • Estimate engineering effort, plan implementation and roll out connector changes.
  • Identify project risks and work effectively to mitigate them.
  • Engage with partners and customers to obtain requirements and begin overall design.
  • Review technical specifications and assess any potential gaps or deficiencies.
  • Work with onshore and offshore development teams to size, schedule and develop connector implementation to meet the requirements within the committed timeline.
  • Participate in project design and planning meeting both internally and with Partners and Customers.
  • Lead product initiatives, and recommend improvements.
  • Share release management duties on implementation roll outs.
  • Find and help fix security/stability/scalability issues in a very time critical environment.
  • Support project roll outs and be available to resolve issues.


  • Bachelor degree in computer science.
  • 5+ years of experience with three or more major programming languages (C++, Objective-C, C#, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, .NET, PHP, Flex,Python).
  • Proficient in Java programming.
  • Proficient in designing, coding highly available, scalable, reliable services. Emphasis will be on concurrency, performance web standards, service orientation.
  • Experience with Spring, Spring Security, Hibernate types of frameworks.
  • Tools: Eclipse, maven, GIT, Jenkins, Junit, Splunk, SOAP UI, etc.
  • Knowledge of HTTP, SSL, TCP/IP protocols.
  • Knowledge of common data structures and design patterns.
  • Knowledge of SQL and data access patterns is required.
  • Knowledge of Financial Services.
  • Excellent problem analysis and solving skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal in English.
  • Ability to translate requirements into detailed design documents.
  • Ability to analyse strategic objectives and define specific tactical goals required to achieve them.
  • 3+ years of experience with Payments (Credit Card, Banking), especially with ecommerce systems, payment gateways and payment processors is highly valued.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.



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