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Principal Security Architect in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/28/2020

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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.

PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services for the global citizens. We are looking for a passionate, innovative and self-driven Principal Architect, who can anticipate our business needs, solve for complex problems, and develop strategy as part of the Security Architecture, Engineering and Operations team. The Principal Architect will have responsibilities to partner and collaborate across organizations, leading cross-functional teams to identifying and solving complex problem statements. Lead strategic initiatives and build innovative security products that will delight our customers, while protecting the PayPal brand, securing safety and trust across all products & services globally. If you enjoy thinking out of the box, working with a world class security organization, and building your ideas into solutions and products, then come and join our SAE&O team by applying for this role.

Be a leader as an individual contributor as part of PayPal's Security Architecture, Engineering and Operations team. Bring security expertise and thought leadership to a challenging and dynamic environment.

Communication, Influence and Leadership

  • Have a vision of functional and unit mission.
  • Guide and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Adaptive communications and approaches to influence others to drive alignment and adoption of new ideas & concepts

Problem Solving

  • Analyze complex scenarios, anticipate potential problems and future trends
  • Assess opportunities, impacts and risks
  • Develop strategy and build solutions

Impact on the Business

  • Socialize and advocate for new ideas and drive changes & adoption across Developer and Product teams
  • Accountable for programs and initiatives, and influence across organizations
  • Responsible for defining metrics to measure success and opportunities

Experience Requirements

  • Respected senior information security leader at a large, global company in dynamic and fast-changing markets.
  • Experience influencing large teams of top-tier analysts and engineers.
  • Deep subject matter expertise and understanding of security technology and adapting to evolving threat landscape.
  • Demonstrated experience in driving and implementing security technology and programs to solve for classes of new cybersecurity threats.
  • Experience in financial services and security technology industries.

Competency Requirements

  • Innovative and thought leadership, architectural mindset & comprehensive approach, implementation skills. Balance between vision and pragmatism. Translate business risks into practical implementation strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess complex business problems, prioritize risks, and assess for solutions to eliminate and reduce threats in a systemic approach.
  • Ability to develop and mentor security engineering talents. Ability to develop and advance organizational capabilities to enterprise needs.
  • Strong orientation toward making decisions that will benefit the organization as a whole, rather than optimizing resources or benefits solely in a single-track mindset.
  • Assess and understand our current and future security posture & architecture, develop strategy and programs for improvement and risk reduction.
  • Develop the business, information, and technical artifacts that constitute the enterprise security architecture, solutions and products.

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