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Lead Scala/Java Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

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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 267 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.

What is the opportunity? PayPal Merchant Marketing Engineering is in charge of creating solutions that help large enterprises understand their customers and personalize their shopping experiences. Former Jetlore team (AI powered prediction platform) is looking for a Lead Software Engineer for our Core Engineering team who is passionate about code craftsmanship, continuous improvement and agile development. We are building a new product and you will design, build and scale systems operating on TBs of data using technologies like Apache Spark, Finagle, Apache Cassandra, Redis, Aerospike and Apache Kafka. You will be heavily involved with the business teams to shape the product and launch it to production. The project has a lot of visibility at PayPal and there are lots of opportunities for growth.

What you will do?

  • Work independently and with other engineers, architects, managers and design and develop strategic and tactical processes and create solutions that meet business requirements
  • Design and implement multi-tier software applications, document and test systems, modify as necessary
  • Understands and is able to reason about the business, as it relates to their area of expertise
  • Utilize functional design and analysis skills to design and implement backend-end infrastructure
  • Spends most of the time providing end to end solutions through design, code and delivery.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in solving business and technical problems.
  • Can be relied on to deliver features and sub-systems on time and to requirements
  • Understands current and possible future business trends

What do you need to succeed?

  • 10+ years of full time relevant experience in backend and distributed systems, BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or a related field
  • Penchant for great algorithm design / strong CS fundamentals
  • Strong knowledge of Scala (Java)
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage projects from inception to execution; responsible, independent, and disciplined, taking ownership of your projects
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make pragmatic engineering decisions in a short amount of time
  • Strong desire to learn, push the envelope, and share knowledge with others

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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