Lead Information Security Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

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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 244 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.

Manager of Security M&A Lead Information Security M&A due diligence and integration planning activities Perform comprehensive security assessments of counterparty including infrastructure, applications, products and overall organization maturity and capability. Identify gaps, assess risks, and develop and manage remediation action plans through the whole M&A process


www.paypal.comPayPal, the leading global online payment company, is the faster, safer way to pay and be paid on line, via a mobile device and in shops. The service allows people to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With 180 million active accounts in over 200markets and 26 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global commerce. Every day at PayPal, we are changing the way the world does business by challenging the status quo, innovating and enabling business between millions of people across the globe. We build new products to drive worldwide commerce; be it the next mobile payments solution, or a high-availability money-movement platform. PayPal continues to push the boundaries of technology by investing in individuals who passionately believe in the potential of innovative technologies to effect change.


Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Security Reports to: Manager M&A Due Diligence and Business Unit Integration Location: San Jose, CA/ Scottsdale, AZ. Safety and trust distinguishes our company from the competition and are at the core of our value proposition to our customer base, consumers, merchants and developers. Expectations for PayPal’s continued successful growth are dependent on the ability of the Manager of Security M&A to:

  • •Lead Information Security M&A due diligence and integration planning activities
  • •Perform comprehensive security assessments of counterparty including infrastructure ,applications, products and overall organization maturity and capability.
  • •Identify gaps, assess risks, and develop and manage remediation action plans through the whole M&A process

 Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the M&A security activities for PayPal in conjunction with other team members
  • Mature the overall Mergers & Acquisitions due diligence processes, methodology, and approach
  • Lead comprehensive assessments to determine counterparty security profile
  • Manage internal and outsourced teams to conduct security assessment and testing of networks, platforms, and applications
  • Assess maturity of security program through examination of security documentation, review of processes, and interviews with key staff
  • Identity gaps, assess risk, and develop remediation action plan
  • Assist with development of integration plans for acquired companies


  • A security leader with experience across a range of enterprise-wide information security functions, technology architectures, capabilities, and processes.
  • 8+ years of experience in a senior information security position with leadership responsibility
  • Experience of M&A related technology and security due diligence
  • Specific experience leading network and application vulnerability scanning and pen testing
  • Strong working knowledge of Identity and Access Management, Cryptography and Key Management, and Vulnerability Management
  • Experience in financial services or security technology industries, preferably in dynamic and fast changing environments
  • Familiarity with industry and government regulatory obligations, including PCI DSS,SOX, SSAE 16
  • Deep and proven understanding of risk management Key Competencies Required
  • Collaborative leadership: He or she must have a strong demonstrated inclusive and collaborative, team focused, orientation able to drive consensus across business and technology organizations, and developing strong, durable and effective partnerships with executives and operating teams in all geographies
  • Outstanding technologist: The leader will have an understanding of all facets of current technology, and a comprehensive understanding of information security.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: This leader must be highly articulate both verbally and in written form, be able to interact at both strategic and tactical levels, and able to effectively interact with, and influence senior leaders
  • Written Communication Skills: Ability to produce high quality technical reports for a wide variety of audiences including executive staff.
  • Self-motivated and directed with strong bias to action: The executive must have a demonstrated record of driving operations and/or projects to successful outcomes
  • Innovation leadership: This leader should have a demonstrated ability to lead with innovative ideas rather than follow the competition or take traditional approaches. Other competencies
  • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities with deep understanding of the impact of security initiatives on the financial performance of the business
  • Lateral thinking and perseverance in achieving goals
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, change and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to make high quality decisions with limited information
  • Be a quick learner undaunted by complex systems

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.