Member of Technical Staff in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

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 210 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.

Software developer with roles that include changes to the:
• API Design
• Service Implementation
• Data access layer

We are creating a world where ‘payments’ is synonymous with PayPal. The PayPal Platform is a suite of web services, which are used by internal and external developers to enable payments anytime, anywhere and anyway.

The Identity Platform processes billions of requests each month, and enables PayPal and its partners to rapidly innovate on new authentication and authorization scenarios and enable new functionality and experiences. Therefore, the evolution of the Platform is integral to PayPal’s long-term strategy.

As an engineer in our development team you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Identity Platform supporting user experiences on various channels (web, mobile, etc.), as well as integrations with partners. You will work closely with product and experience and/or integration teams to understand the developer needs and deliver the functionality that meets their needs.

Essential Job Expectations

  • Experience in developing software for distributed systems with the high performance, scalability and availability
  • Articulate and communicate design and development processes to technical and non-technical team members
  • Own and drive development and delivery of features in the Platform
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to engineers within the team
  • Provide and receive design and implementation evaluations and improve per iteration
  • 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


  • Hands-on experience in designing orchestration oriented services
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Excellent knowledge of programming languages, especially Java.  Scala enthusiasts welcomed, but JAVA experience is a minimum.
  • Experienced in using frameworks such as RestEasy, Spring, Apache CXF and Jersey
  • Experienced in using build tools and source code repository tools such as:
    • GiT
    • GitHub
      • Pull Request reviews
    • Gitflow branching strategies
    • Maven
  • Well experienced in developing and executing functional and integration tests
  • Experience in developing and designing high performance, scalable and available web services (predominantly REST architecture) using J2EE and concurrency frameworks such as Akka, JAVA Concurrency package
  • Experienced in the usage of NoSQL and NoSQL related tools applications, i.e. (near) real-time analytics
  • 4+ years software development experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree required. MS preferred.  Equivalent work experience accepted.
  • 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.

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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