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Network Automation Software Developer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/3/2020

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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 305 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.

This position is primarily focused on software development within a network engineering team. You will be supporting a large existing Python code base focused on network automation, data collection and management, self-service tools, and misc. tools supporting the network engineering team. As a member of the network engineering team, you will be expected to interact directly with your customer (the network engineers) to evaluate their requirements and write/support code for them. Having knowledge of networking or past experience as a network engineer is highly desirable. This job provides a lot of freedom to explore new tools/apps that could be useful for the network engineering team. The development process within the team is not overly burdensome or formal at this time.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage internally built set of Python scripts and larger applications to support thousands of devices for Network Engineering team.

  • Update / patch extensive existing internal Python library of tools.

  • Build new tools/applications leveraging existing internal Python library.

  • Support Python Flask web framework backend and frontend.

  • Collect data from various means (API, SSH, Database), parse, and ingest into existing database.

  • Provide reporting via audits, data dumps to excel, etc utilizing collected data.

Required Skills:

  • Create well commented and structured code built with focus on maintainability.

  • Python 3

  • Regular Expressions / Text parsing

  • MySQL query creation or other database experience

  • Basic Linux command line operations (apache2, permissions, etc)

  • Ability to work independently and own project from requirements through delivery.

  • Git / Github

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of networking

  • Basic HTML/Javascript knowledge

  • Python Flask web framework

  • Python SQLAlchemy

  • SNMP experience

  • REST API experience

  • Automated execution of commands and parsing of results via SSH


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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