Lead Java Software Engineer in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

Job Snapshot

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.

Life at PayPal

We make sure our people are happy, connected, having fun and see the real-life impact of their work while they’re crafting solutions that will bring security, confidence and convenience to individuals and businesses around the world. To know more visit: PayPal Culture

About PayPal’s India Development Center

PayPal India Pvt. Ltd. has two development centers, in Chennai and Bangalore. The India center is one of the largest development centers of PayPal and has been in existence for more than 10 years. The state-of-the-art facility is responsible for building several vital products that enable PayPal's various online and offline businesses.

At PayPal India, our goal is to have the best minds in the field join our teams, to create sustainable positive impact to the financial lives of millions of people around the world. We use an elegant combination of programming languages, databases and modern infrastructure to power our world-class payments platform and risk management engine, while providing omni-channel payments ubiquity.

Wellness, Inclusion, Collaboration and Innovation form the four pillars of our corporate culture, resulting in responsible practices and doing what‘s right. We are ranked 307 on the prestigious FORTUNE 500 list and #14 on India’s Great Places to Work list.

Now is the best time to join an enduring company with strong vision and values.

The PayPal India Business

While PayPal has always offered its Indian customers ways to buy from overseas merchants and sell across the border, the domestic payments platform of PayPal was launched on November 8th 2017.

See: https://www.paypal.com/stories/us/paypal-launches-domestic-operations-in-india

PayPal India Domestic Engineering Team

The India based “PayPal India Domestic Engineering Team” is responsible for triggering new initiatives for PayPal India and emerging markets with focus on agility, time to market and innovation. The group will help roll out new features to the India market, and has embarked upon some new and exciting opportunities including. The engineers in this team also have a unique opportunity of working closely with the local India business team, customer support teams, product owners and other global product and engineering teams. The scope of problems to solve for our Indian customer base is large, and this team will be in the center of all the action for growing and scaling PayPal’s payments platform in the world’s largest democracy.

About the Role:

Lead Engineer – Merchant and Consumer Experiences, PayPal India Domestic Engineering Team

A talented, highly motivated, versatile, hands-on Technical Lead, responsible for designing, implementing and delivering state of the art payments solutions for the Indian market. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with strong awareness of the web scale technology trends, and pay keen attention to security, performance and quality. Business acumen, hands-on technology skills, positive work ethic and a collaborative mind set are key to the success of this role.

The prospective candidate will be working with various cross functional groups (business, product, analytics, user experience design and engineering). The person is also expected to be an able individual contributor and a lead.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development of high impact payments initiatives for PayPal India.
  • Actively work towards developing products that meet high standards of security, scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Work closely with the solutions architect, engineering leaders and the engineering team to deliver solutions for the customers.
  • Be a hands on individual contributor, who can design solutions, code them, as well as review the deliverables of other team members.
  • Work closely with our integration teams and merchant partners to arrive at best in class payments experiences for our merchants.
  • Research, assess, and recommend external technologies and products for their applicability to complex project requirements and contribute to the development of new company concepts.
  • Collaborate with core platform and infrastructure teams to satisfy the infrastructure needs for payments solutions.

Technology Thought Leadership

  • Be customer focused and passionate about providing world-class solutions for millions of customers across the world.
  • Have deep conceptual and technological understanding of contemporary concepts such as mobile development, cloud computing, social networking, Big Data etc.
  • Have strong business and technical acumen.
  • Take risks and thrive in an environment of constant change.
  • Exhibit exceptional technical skills, hands on programming skills.

Design skills

  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale software architecture and development, and/or high-volume websites and web services.
  • Solid understanding of web-scale architectural considerations such as security, performance, scalability, reliability etc.
  • Be able to define, adhere to and influence upon others, proven engineering standards adopted in the software industry.
  • Proven experience in both realtime online transaction processing systems as well as non-real time asynchronous processing.

Technical Hands-on Skills

  • Strong Object oriented programming skills and expertise in one of C++, Java/J2EE.
  • Strong working experience and exposure to one or few of the following: node.js, Python or scala
  • Knowledge of mobile programming in Android/iOS is a plus.
  • Working experience with databases such as MSSQL/ Oracle etc. Exposure and Understanding of NoSQL databases is a plus.


  • BSCS plus 9+ years / MSCS plus 7 years of experience in software design, development and architecture

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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