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Lead Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/7/2019

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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 277 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.

At PayPal, we’re literally reinventing how the world pays and gets paid. The core payments team in PayPal is at the heart of everything that we do at PayPal. We develop massively scalable, distributed software systems that require high availability to our business. The payments platform processes billions of requests each month and enables PayPal and its partners to rapidly innovate on new payment solutions and enable new experiences around the world.

As a senior lead engineer in the payments team, you will be responsible to design solutions on the platform for various market segments. You will design and help drive platform alignment of solutions across the company. You will work closely with product, experience and integration teams to understand the customer needs and deliver the core payments functionality that meets their backend needs. You can expect to get better every day and to be constantly challenged with interesting technical problems due to the size, scale and scope of the problems we need to solve on the bleeding edge of the payments space. You’ll work in an agile environment with a focus on problem solving and engineering excellence.

We are looking for strong technologists who are passionate to solve large scale computer engineering problems, in a repeatable and maintainable way. You will build strong competencies in cloud services, data structures and algorithms, along with a technical fascination for how everything ties together.


  • Define, design, and implement complex, multi-tier distributed software applications.
  • Work with other Architects, Product Management, and cross functional teams to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, availability, scalability, reliability, realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles.
  • Passionate about mentoring team members and bringing in new technologies within the larger team.
  • Working with management in improving the team morale.
  • Ability to lead large project involving cross vertical integration
  • Ability to find and help fix performance, scalability, and other live issues in a very time critical environment
  • Ability to work well with team members to achieve end vision.
  • Be problem solvers and drive to get results.

Required Skills:

  • 10 + years software development experience
  • MS in Computer Science or related degree required
  • Knowledge of object-oriented and functional programming paradigms and usage
  • Competent in design/implementation for reliability, availability, scalability and performance
  • Experience in developing high performance, scalable and available web services using Java, REST and frameworks such as Spring
  • Experience in designing, developing and delivering software and/or platforms used by other developers
  • Excellent programming knowledge in Java, use of asynchronous and threading patterns
  • Competent and be an advocate on software engineering tools and best practices for software development - Git, Eclipse/Netbeans, Sonar
  • Working knowledge of databases - RDMS and NoSQL
  • Good at identifying and measuring performance bottlenecks and use good coding patterns to avoid them in the first place
  • Good understanding of web services and SOA related standards like REST/OAuth/JSON and SOAP/WSDL.
  • Should be a strong advocate of good coding standards and use of tools that will improve the quality of the delivered code
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of curiosity, pride of ownership and strive for excellence Experience supporting a high volume operations environment
  • Experience as a development lead

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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