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Lead Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

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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.

Partners & Marketplaces organization builds end to end payment capabilities that powers payment experiences on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Prestashop, Aliexpress etc. Our organization is chartered to bring payment capabilities and other value-added services to Partners and Marketplaces in both online and offline channels. It is our goal to package the complexity of our payment system in a simple integration for our partners and provide a seamless checkout experience for their consumers. The MTS 1, Software Engineer is responsible for the technical lead role in the design and development of partner platform. This includes the framework development for enabling Partner Payments product suite and building and integrating software needed to make transactional integrity and extremely low response time.

The Partner platform team builds and operates rich platforms that serves the needs of our product teams to build customer facing functionality. We own the end to end lifecycle of partners ranging from onboarding, payments and reporting capabilities. We build platforms that scale well to meet the diverse needs from our customers. In this role, we are looking for engineers who are very passionate and have experience in building and operating 24x7 high availability systems. Engineers in our team love to take ownership and are continually improving the scale, operability, traceability of our system.

Job Requirements

Strong expertise and experience in designing high load transactional processing required.

Experience in developing highly available, reliable, and scalable solutions in Java. Expertise in either of JEE/ JAVA/ Node/ C++, SQL, PLSQL is a must.


Primary responsibility is implementing enterprise-level system designs and working with one or more development teams to realize product design and implementation.


Excellent analytical and problem solving capabilities are needed for this job. While this is an Individual Contributor position, there is expectation that the MTS 1, Software Engineer play a technical leadership and mentoring role in the team.


Responsibilities include researching, analyzing, architecting, designing, proposing, and delivering solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies.

Required Skills

  • BS/BA or equivalent in Computer science with 8+ years professional software development experience.
  • Knowledge of object-oriented design and design patterns, and programming skills
  • Experience in designing, developing and delivering software and/or platforms used by other developers,
  • Good understanding of web services and SOA related standards like REST/OAuth/JSON and SOAP/WSDL.
  • Familiar and comfortable with the technologies, the tradeoffs, and the design patterns emerging in web services
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You have a bias towards action and results
  • Proven problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively both independently as well and within a team.
  • Excellent knowledge of any high level programming languages. Java is 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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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