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Lead Backend Java Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/22/2020

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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 305 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 Core Payment team is looking for talented, creative, and passionate java engineers to help design and build critical technical components of the Stored Value platform (Application maintains the PayPal Balance). We are looking for a smart, execution focused technical engineer that will be responsible for the construction and delivery of service level components that are part of the Stored Value Platform. Working closely with the Team Lead, Platform Engineer, Architect for Stored Value, the product team, and many internal technology partners, you will deliver key platform capabilities that will allow our internal business partners to develop products and experiences that will continue to drive PayPal customer growth, and increase engagement.

Does it excite you to work on systems that process billions of dollars in payments per year in 195+ countries? How about making an impact on 250+ million PayPal users around the world?

As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will work with extremely talented peers in a fun environment building performance efficient, highly scalable, configurable and available systems. You will work in an agile environment with a focus on problem solving and engineering excellence.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Design, develop and test high throughput Stored Value platform
  • Develop efficient, elegant, clean code with no unnecessary complication or abstraction
  • Lead code review sessions
  • Passionate about low latency systems
  • Ability to deal with high volume data
  • Continuously look for opportunities for performance tuning
  • Collaborate with other engineers, architects and DBAs
  • Collaborate with Product Managers

Required skills:

  • Foundational knowledge of Object-Oriented Design Principles, Data Structures, Algorithms, DBMS/SQL, Operating Systems, and Software Engineering
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM development methodology.
  • 10+ years of experience planning, designing, developing and delivering software (Java) related to platforms.
  • Hands on experience with design and development of scalable web services and platforms.
  • Strong experience in Java programming, designing and implementing REST APIs/JSON.
  • Hands on experience in Java, Spring Framework and J2EE/Web Technologies /C++ for building the above.
  • Current hands on experience in software environments, Continuous Integration and Automation processes, using test driven design, using test tools and libraries, IDE’s and tools such as: Maven, Jenkins, Eclipse, TestNG, Static code analysis tools etc.
  • Strong hands on experience in Oracle and SQL solutions.
  • Strong advocate of good coding standards and like the use of coding tools that will push you to improve the code you deliver like Sonar.
  • Identify performance bottlenecks and use good coding patterns to avoid them in the first place.
  • Experience in Unix/Linux based development environment

Optional skills:

  • Experience working with javascript, nodeJS etc. to showcase your creativity.
  • SQL & NoSQL solutions and understand the pros and cons of relational
    and free form databases. Good hands on experience in Oracle database.
  • Comfortable using application server frameworks, for example Tomcat
    or JBOSS.
  • Prior experience in building infrastructure for instrumenting, reporting, monitoring and alerting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Present technical information, status and issues, in a clear and concise manner to the team lead and engineering managers.

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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at