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Principal Software Engineer in Singapore at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/20/2021

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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 375 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 entails project management, responsibility for team deliveries, and also personal deliveries (including software development). The team lead is expected to be a senior development person who is able to undertake rudimentary project management responsibilities for his/her team, typically 2-6 engineers in size. In some assignments, the senior software engineer works as an individual contributor, with no team lead responsibilities. The Principal Software engineer is expected to be highly competent technically and domain-wise, a respected thought leader in his/her specialty, and a role model for junior members of the team.


• Bachelor/Master degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or related area.
• 15+ years hands-on in the following areas:
• Java, OO-based design and development.
• Development in/for Linux environment.
• Strong skills in Server Side Java, Spring, Hibernate, REST, Maven, Github and other open source Java Libraries.
• Database design, programming, tuning and query optimization.
• Test methodologies and testing tools, e.g., TestNG, JUnit.
• Full-SDLC cycle, with large-scale live roll-out participation as a developer.
• Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems.
• Experience in software configuration management and streaming strategies for large parallel development teams.
• Ability to collaborate effectively with remote teams across time zones is essential.
• Strong verbal and writing skills; ability to thoroughly understand product specifications, and ability to produce clear, concise documentation.
• Understanding of processes and standards from compliance standpoint.
• Project planning ability, experience in managing small development teams.
• Experience in finance-related domains preferred.

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