Senior Java Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/4/2018

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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 237 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.

An engineer working on this platform will be exposed to some of the most complicated problem to deal with, in terms of technology and business. Personalizing marketing and product use cases is a challenge, and having the ability to do it for the same user in the most efficient way will push the engineer to the limit.

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 210 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.


The consumer organization at PayPal focuses on new products and capabilities offered to the consumer segment of PayPal users. This organization is responsible for all the experiences and services offered to buyers and casual sellers. Some of the areas of focus are P2P payments, Incentives, login dashboard, shopping experience and consumer utilities like contact book and device management.


One of the core branches of the consumer organization is CEP, which stands for “Customer Engagement Platform”. This platform’s core KPI is to improve the engagement of PayPal customers with PayPal products and experiences and in the process, increase adoption. There are two critical paths for personalization, Product and Marketing, which translates to the best product experience, personalized for a user at a point in time and the best marketing message personalized for a user. In both the cases, the customer is at the center, to surface the best and the most relevant experiences for them to be pleased with the experience. There are various systems involved, like segmentation platform, personalization platform, channel management etc.; to realize one of these experiences, all these systems work independently to compute massive data and a management platform is used to tie these together.


From an integration standpoint, personalization platform is the central decision engine to choose the most relevant message/experience to be surfaced to the end user. This is decided based on various factors like the segment of the user, different message competing with priority ranking, contextual data, frequency of the message rendered, customer interaction metrics etc. This requires the platform to be built with scalable, performant and robust infrastructure to be able to make this decision in few 10 ms. The platform receives ~100 million requests per day which further adds to the complexity in the way the platform needs to be coded.



Job Description:


The primary role of the Engineer is to provide expertise and deliver code for the Personalization platform systems and components. This person is a highly technical, who understands the e-commerce domain very well, and is well versed in the software implementation.


PayPal technology stack for the platform include components in java like services, daemons, batches etc. to work, the candidate should be able to work on these stacks with relative ease.


An engineer working on this platform will be exposed to some of the most complicated problem to deal with, in terms of technology and business. Personalizing marketing and product use cases is a challenge, and having the ability to do it for the same user in the most efficient way will push the engineer to the limit.


Beyond this, the successful candidate is expected to be multi-disciplinary, and is a multi-talented member of the technical team. The individual is expected to be a self-starter and a team player, with a strong drive for results and continuous innovations. The individual should be able to deliver work with minimal supervision.


Responsibilities:


Work as full time developer for the team. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision in a team to define, design, implement, test, release rollout and support software applications for PayPal. Work with business units to crystallize business needs into product features. Work with engineering managers, engineers & QA to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs w.r.t functionality, performance, reliability, realistic implementations schedules and adherence to development goals and principles. Develop new team capabilities to ensure continued competence and relevance in supporting software development needs of PayPal's business. Define and devise processes, tools and methodologies to achieve excellence in software development, testing and deployment. Follow the team processes like Agile etc.



Job Requirements:


1. BE in Computer Science or Engineering and 5+ years related industry experience

2. Highly competent hands-on experience in the following:

• Enterprise architecture/software design/implementation, particularly large-scale web-based systems. (J2EE)

• Java programming in Linux/Unix environment

• OO-based analysis and design

• SOA / Web Services

• MVC frameworks such as Spring along with Sprint boot

• Software design and development methodologies, including Agile methods

• Source Control (GIT experience is an advantage)

• Unit testing frameworks such as JUnit, Google Test

• Database design and optimization. (Oracle/MySQL)

• Scripting Languages (Shell, Python, Perl) would be a plus

• Jenkins/Hudson, Maven/Ant, RESTs experiences would be a plus


3. Highly analytical, innovative, and able to think strategically and to develop comprehensive detailed specifications.


5. Excellent verbal and writing skills; ability to produce clear, concise communications and documentation.


6. Highly effective at working in cross-functional groups and getting results in matrix organizations.


7.Excellent time management skills and ability to work on concurrent assignments with different priorities



8. Working knowledge of finance industry standards and practices 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.

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