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Senior Software Engineer - API in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/24/2018

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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 254 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.

Companies such as Shopify, AliExpress, Intuit, GoFundMe, Doordash, and Airbnb are creating new customer experiences to exchange money. PayPal’s Marketplaces team builds off our expertise growing eBay to build next generation payments solutions that keep us ahead of these companies’ needs. We package our scalable, secure, reliable payment system into a simple interface for our partners to provide a seamless payment experience for their customers. We are looking for passionate senior services engineers to design and build out the new API and platform we are building for our partners and their customers. Engineers own the roadmap for their components and are empowered to make strategic and tactical decisions for their components. As an engineer on our team you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the platform services supporting PayPal user experiences on multiple channels (web, mobile, etc.), as well as integrations with partners. You will partner with product teams to understand the requirements and deliver platforms and APIs that meets these requirements. If you are passionate about bringing innovative payments products to life, love being a builder, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment with your product partners and dependency teams, then we want to talk to you.


  • Design and define API spec for high performance, scalability, and availability
  • Drive API implementation following best practices.
  • Ability to go in-depth of the technology stack, across different technologies to understand end-to-end system.
  • Own and drive development and delivery of features in the API
  • Partner closely with product and other dependency teams to craft great product experiences.
  • Actively participate in code reviews to attain the highest standards for API
  • Follow clean code principles
  • Innovate through rapid prototyping and iterative development.

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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