Java Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

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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 277 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 looking for a Software Engineer to drive our journey building high availability and resilient PayPal Payments Switch Platform. As a Software engineer in the Core Payments and Switch team, you will be at the forefront of building Switch platform, its APIs, the product experiences, and operations that are built on top of it to be leveraged by the tenancies of PayPal. You will be responsible for working on applications and services that handle all aspects of the PayPal Core Payments system. You will work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation and experimentation are a given In the Switch Engineering team, we believe in the value of our talent, world class Technology choices and a set of support tools. Our teams leverage technology and tools to build great platforms and products. People talented and motivated are unstoppable!

Typical Switch team engineer responsibilities include:

  • Design, development, and testing of features/functions delivered via applications and services
  • Write high quality design documents
  • Integrating new tenants
  • Working with product managers using Agile methodologies to deliver high quality solutions on time
  • Working with operations teams to ensure your applications and services are highly available and reliable
  • Supporting your applications and/or services as and when required on a 24x7 basis


  • Be driven to get results and not let anything get in your way
  • Be proactive and anticipate/handle most issues before they blowup
  • Exhibit a strong backbone and challenge the status quo when needed
  • Demonstrate a high level of curiosity and keep abreast of the latest technologies
  • Show pride of ownership and strive for excellence in everything they do
  • Organized, autonomous, able to act independently, able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge with others
  • Build high quality deliverables!
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Constant quality improvement of code, ECI and infrastructure

Desired Skills:

  • Strong skill in developing object oriented application/service using Java8
  • Good knowledge of Spring Framework, Spring Integration, Protobuf, ReST and JSON
  • Experience in software development designing and implementing scalable, fault tolerant components on the Unix platform
  • Working knowledge of messaging queues and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience in Payment industry.
  • Familiarity with GIT, Continuous Integration systems (Jenkins) & Bug Tracking (Jira) tools
  • Experience with using Agile/Scrum methodology for software development.
  • Experience in Javascript and/or Node.js is a plus
  • Experience in software development designing and implementing scalable, fault tolerant components on the Unix platform

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/MS or Equivalent (Computer Science or related major preferred)
  • Internship or other work experience. 3+ years work experience

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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