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Senior Data Engineer in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/29/2020

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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 325 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.

Works with PayPal business units and Product Dev teams to design, develop and deliver data solutions on one of the largest data platforms in the world.

Job description

  • Works with PayPal business units and Product Dev teams to design, develop and deliver data solutions on one of the largest data platforms in the world.
  • Contributes to the design and development of Data Solutions or Data Pipeline.
  • Spends most of the time developing data pipelines/ETL code for solving various data requirements using traditional ETL tools but also has experience & skills for building custom data pipelines.
  • Excited to work with traditional, big data and NoSQL Data platforms.  ETL Code is well-commented and typically improves after one or more code reviews.
  • Produces code that is sufficiently supported by unit and regression tests for data quality and sustainable process.
  • Supports PayPal business units by providing data in a ready-to-use form to data analysts and data scientists for Business insights, predictive analytics, machine learning, etc.
  • Responsible for managing 1 to 2 data process applications, providing necessary support and maintenance activities.
  • Should be comfortable working in an agile environment and with cross-functional teams, should have appetite to learn and be flexible to pick up new technology

Job Requirements:

  • EE/CS or related majors. Bachelor and above.
  • 2+ years working in data engineer or a similar role in large enterprise data warehouse teams preferred.
  • Ability to understand analytical, BI requirements and PayPal Business processes.
  • Good understanding of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Application Design & Development
  • Learn and develop the ability to deals with both structured and unstructured data sets & hence uses different approaches to data architecture and applications in building data pipeline. 
  • Can acquire detailed knowledge of data warehouse architectures, ETL/ ELT, reporting/analytic tools, and data security & compliance 
  • Gains knowledge of various big data technologies, open source data processing frameworks 
  • Good understanding of Data, debugging skills with a solid understanding of testing practices.
  • Understanding of with version control systems, particularly GIT
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good understanding of database principles and SQL, beyond just data access
  • Intermediate level knowledge on following technologies:

  • ——Spark with Python or Scala

    ——Scripting (Shell, Python, Java)

    ——Database fundamentals (Oracle or Teradata)

    ——Hadoop echo system

    ——Elastic search

  • Intermediate level knowledge on following business domains is a plus:
  • ——Customer Service


    ——Merchant servicing


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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.

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