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Lead Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

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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 325 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 seeks a backend engineering lead for its Giving Platform team in San Jose. In this role you will be playing a crucial role in building the next generation Giving and Fundraising experiences/products. The PayPal Giving Platform team builds donation and fundraising products that connects hundreds of thousands of non-profits, millions of donors and tens of Partner marketplaces at a global scale to drive good for the community whilst meeting the company’s business objectives.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and developing features and functions delivered via applications and services
  • Developing quality artifacts - Test Planning, Test execution and Test Automation
  • Working in an Agile environment with a focus on problem solving and engineering excellence
  • Collaborating with peers and senior engineers/architects both within the team and across the organization to create technical solutions
  • Working with product managers using Agile methodologies to deliver high quality user experiences that delight PayPal’s customers
  • Working with the operations teams to ensure your applications and services are highly available and reliable


  • Experience in Java: language features, Object Oriented and modular programming (Design Patterns are a plus), profiling/tuning, garbage collection; proven track record of challenging systems-level Java development.
  • Familiarity with Java/J2EE Technologies like JDBC, JSP, Spring MVC, JSTL, Struts, Hibernate
  • Good knowledge of Databases both SQL and no SQL. Expert in any one database.
  • Exposure to designing web applications and clearly understand concepts like Web Services, SOA, REST APIs
  • Familiarity with GIT,Mock, Continuous Integration systems (Hudson/Jenkins) & Bug Tracking (Jira) tools 
  • Proficiency with XML/XSL frameworks 
  • Proficiency with at least one scripting language (Perl, Python, Unix Shell Script etc.)
  • Nice to have experience in  Application Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes, etc), Node.js, Machine Learning   
  • 5 + years software development experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree required, MS preferred

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



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