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Lead Software Engineer in Beijing at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/13/2020

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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.

Backend Lead java engineer

The Product & Technology, China team is looking for a talented, creative, and passionate lead Java back end engineers to create a new product. The role expects a high standard of engineering excellence and a deep understanding of building and maintaining scalable applications and services.


  • Design and develop highly scalable and performant applications for mission-critical systems.
  • Mentor and coach engineers on technology and engineering best practices.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Continuously think about innovation and promote a mindset of making the system and solutions constantly better.
  • Drive to get results and not let anything get in your way.
  • Lead projects with other engineers, architects, managers, product management, operations teams to design and develop innovative solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Be a technical leader within your team.
  • Be an active voice in architectural decisions.
  • Lead engineering efforts, plan implementations, and rollout system changes.
  • Prototype ideas quickly using cutting edge technologies.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 8 + years’ experience in Java backend development.
  • Demonstrable programming abilities in Java with Spring framework, Spring boot.
  • Solid understanding of web services and related standards like REST/JSON and gRPC
  • Expert in Object-Oriented programming and concepts.
  • Solid understanding of basic algorithms, design patterns.
  • Unix based development environment.
  • Experience to interact with engineering teams from multiple geo-locations
  • Experience in both development and QA activities.
  • Experts in both relational and non-relational DB, like Oracle and CouchDB
  • Experience in Junit.
  • Experience in Kubernetes.
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Financial or Payment industry experience is preferred.
  • Proven track record in delivering highly available, scalable systems on time.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English.
  • Curiosity about how things work and the behavior of finding the answers. Flexible and adapting tothe changing circumstances, tenacious.

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