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Software Engineer - SRE in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/3/2022

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

If you are passionate about new technologies, have a strong technical background, and are looking for an engaging environment where you can continuously expand your knowledge, you are the right fit for this role. PayPal SRE is looking for a quality-driven software engineer who is ready to constantly challenge themselves by working on a wide variety of DevOps technologies. The Embedded Site Reliability Engineering (eSRE) Team is a select group of PayPal technologists always striving to do the right thing for all our internal and external customers. The team provides a unique opportunity to learn and impact the SRE organization directly, but also PayPal products teams and initiatives, often working side by side with our product teams to launch new features with a focus on scalability and reliability


As a PayPal SRE Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Work directly with Product Development teams on features, operations and reliability engineering, to improve the outcomes that our customers deserve. Your contributions will make a difference in the production code that serves 240+ million users and 17+ million merchants.
  • Work independently and within a team to triage and remediate production system and application incidents while practicing balanced incident responses.
  • Enable our customers by serving as a first-responder for our systems and applications.
  • You will lead constructive retrospective sessions to help us enhance the whole lifecycle of services—from inception and design, through deployment, operation and refinement.
  • Develop and improve production monitoring and management capabilities using existing platforms and tools.
  • Work with the Technical Duty Officer and other support teams internally and externally in our Command Center to take on problems, escalate, and resolve critical site incidents.
  • Be the primary enabler in the reduction of Failed Customer Interactions to raise our availability to all of our users.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent practical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design.
  • You have a passion for software development and technology.
  • Deep understanding and working knowledge of networking principles, internet fundamentals, Operating Systems and application stacks.
  • You are comfortable using Linux command line.
  • Familiarity with configuration management and automation (e.g. Puppet, Ansible)
  • Using the "Scientific Method" to dig into problems is something you love to do.
  • In addition to well-developed skills in industry standard software development languages (e.g. java, javascript), you should be capable in at least one scripting language (e.g. python).
  • Familiarity with infrastructure/cloud technologies (GCP, AWS, Azure) preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in Devops concepts and the SRE lifestyle
  • Experience with GitOps and OaC preferred. Demonstrable knowledge of terraform, Jenkins, artifactory, a strong plus.
  • Strong debugging and analytical skills
  • You strive to work in a dynamic, changing environment, with large scale applications across the stack.
  • Finally, you must be determined to have fun, otherwise it's just a job.

Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

Who We Are:

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PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

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

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.