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Senior Data Engineer in Vancouver - Howe Street at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/23/2021

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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 392 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.

We are looking for a big Data Engineer to join our Business Intelligence team as the Subject Matter Expert on building big data solutions with great scalability. Led by a solution architect, you will provide expertise and leadership to help design and build ETL Pipelines into Data Lake that will help our clients drive technology benefits and business outcomes across industries. You will work with cutting edge technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Google Cloud as well as Open Source approaches with a passionate team of people who are driving the innovation and digital transformation to cross-industry solution.

An ideal candidate will also be familiar with Design Thinking, DevOps, big data engineering skills on architecture and solutions with best practices.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Work with stakeholders including Product Owner, Data and Design teams to assist with data-related technical requirements and support their data infrastructure needs.
  • Provide the ability to work within agile development methodology and collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Build modern enterprise solutions which support scaling, development, test and data quality evaluation big data solutions based on the requirements.
  • Understand data architecture, build large-scale data processing systems supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management. and optimizes data flow.
  • Have experience on big data process including collecting, parsing, manipulating, managing, analyzing and visualizing large sets of data to turn information into insights using multiple platforms.
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.
  • Have expertise in data persistence solutions, experience with the latest (NoSQL) database technologies, and experience with building complex SQL queries using various (NoSQL or RDBMS) databases such as Redshift.
  • Experience in software engineering with object-oriented design, coding and testing patterns on large-scale data infrastructures
  • Works with departments and customers to define business reporting requirements.
  • Evaluate systems needs and come up with the recommendations for application integrations with reporting system and improvements within reporting processes
  • Performs data analysis and report development activities, such as the creation of SQL queries and stored procedures to extract data for reports.
  • Maintains expertise in the Hyperwallet platform data model. Analyzes source system data to understand the data structure, definitions, and anomalies.
  • Documents report designs and processes in a clear and concise manner.
  • Maintain the data governance process as metrics are developed
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Assists in the training, support, maintenance, and ongoing administration of reporting system

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Develop code using Java, Python, Scala, R languages
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, like Redshift, MySQL, Sql Server
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools
  • 3+ years design & implementation experience with distributed applications
  • 3+ years of working experience in database architectures and data pipeline development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Computer Science with software engineering and Math background desired
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise

  • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Familiar with big data solutions with experience on Hadoop based technologies such as MapReduce, Hive MongoDB or Cassandra.
  • Experience with stream-processing systems: Storm, Spark-Streaming, etc.
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, Scala, etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies such as GCP, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, PaaS, and IaaS (SoftLayer)

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