Senior Information Security Engineer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/19/2019

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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 286 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 searching for a Senior Information Security Engineer to lead investigations, develop advanced detections, automation, and orchestration. The ideal candidate should be passionate and self-motivated to keep us ahead of the increasingly sophisticated attackers. If you are the kind of person who thinks outside of the box, brings an extra edge to the table to accomplish tasks, and desires to apply their real- world experience with a world-class team in the ever-changing field of security, then please apply for this position

 Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Collaborate with different engineering teams to implement security products and processes
  • Responsible for development of new security detection mechanisms and automating mitigations
  • Responds to information system security incidents, including investigation of, countermeasures to, and recovery from computer-based attacks, unauthorized access, and policy breaches; interacts and coordinates with third-party incident responders, including law enforcement.
  • Support the design and deployment of a comprehensive security infrastructure to support real-time security monitoring operations
  • Analyze network traffic and various log data to determine the threat against the target infrastructure, recommend appropriate countermeasures, and assess damage
  • Be the single point of contact and the focal point for accepting, collecting, sorting, ordering, and passing on incoming information for the reported security incident events
  • Communicate with all levels of technology and operational staff, assist in creation and follow methodologies, creating clear, concise deliverables
  • Security event analysis and intrusion detection incident response - triage, incident analysis, remediation
  • Remain current on regulatory requirements affecting information security and digital investigations


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant course of study
  • Strong understanding of tools and processes used in security incident detection and handling
  • At least 5 years experience in Information Security field
  • At least 3 year experience in Incident Response team
  • Experience with troubleshooting and configuring networking devices, application platforms, databases, Windows and Linux/UNIX system
  • Must have a deep understanding of TCP/IP networking, web applications, and scripting (Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Propose additional components and techniques that could be used to proactively detect and prevent malicious activity
  • Recommend configuration changes to improve the performance, usability, and value of threat analysis tools
  • Must be able to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment and participate in incident remediation as needed
  • Responsible for team training through enhancement of technical skills and active participation in the team function performance process
  • Develop effective leadership and teamwork skills

SQL skills is a plus


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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