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Staff/Lead Prediction Platform Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/13/2019

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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.

PayPal Merchant Marketing Engineering is in charge of creating solutions that help large enterprises understand their customers and personalize their shopping experiences. Award winning Jetlore (AI powered Prediction Platform) team, now part of PayPal is looking for Staff/Lead Engineer for their Core Platform Engineering team. Besides being expert craftsman, Staff/Lead Engineers are passionate for identifying bottlenecks, tuning performance and agile delivery. We are building brand new features on the platform, scaling out existing platform features to support hundreds of millions of shoppers by leveraging technologies like Spark, Finagle, Cassandra, Redis, Aerospike and Kafka in AWS. The platform has lot of visibility in PayPal and there are lots of opportunities for growth. We are looking for you to bring a healthy mix of top-notch work ethics and fresh perspectives to our uniquely vibrant group.

What will you do?

  • Work independently and with other engineers, architects, managers and design and develop processes and create solutions that meet business requirements

  • Design, implement and maintain distributed systems and services

  • Influence design and architecture of some of the key components of core platform

  • Demonstrate thought leadership in solving business and technical problems

  • Identify scaling bottlenecks and design limitations in existing platform

What we absolutely need?

  • 8+ years of Software Engineering experience

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Math or related field

  • Have designed, developed and maintained highly scalable distributed systems

  • Strong sense of platform feature ownership – from ideation to production deployment

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make pragmatic engineering decisions

  • Strong desire to learn, push the envelope and share knowledge with others

  • Experience leading and mentoring juniors in the team

How can you knock our socks off?

  • Experience or Knowledge of Scala

  • Have worked with public cloud platforms – AWS (preferred)

  • Allergic to Monolithic services ;-)

  • Proven experience into high load, high scale distributed systems

  • Solid interpersonal skills and be customer champion in the group

  • Exposure and Experience with eCommerce business


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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