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Senior Software Engineer, Platform in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/2/2020

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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 305 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.

You will be responsible for building the next generation platform for our payments in the cloud. You will be constantly collaborating with our customers, tech leadership and your peers, learning and teaching new ways of making our platform even more resilient, robust and scalable.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop solutions and tools to make the lives of Braintree Product engineers better and easier. You will develop solutions from ideation and design, through development, launch, operation and iteration.

  • Partner with our customers (product engineering teams) on their products design, development and capacity planning to ensure Braintree continues to scale and maximize availability.

  • Brainstorm and implement ways of reducing tech debt, automate repeated manual tasks and improve team productivity.

  • Ideate new ways of doing things, publish RFCs, get buy-in from other engineering leads and implement changes.

  • Be an active member of the open source community by reporting new defects and issues, contributing to open source projects and providing help to the community at large.

  • Ensure sufficient logging, monitoring and alerting strategies around availability, latency and overall system health.

  • Scale systems sustainably through automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.

  • Be part of incident reviews and blameless post mortems.

  • Mentor other members of the organization through their career journey at Braintree.
     



What We’re Looking For

  • Software Development background with ability to analyze and improve existing codebase.

  • Experience with building solutions on the Cloud (Ideally AWS)

  • Established ability to diagnose technical problems, debug code, and automate routine tasks.

  • Ability to support a 24/7/365 always available production grade service.

  • Experience in one or more of the following: Python, Java, Ruby, Golang, or shell scripting.

  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration.

  • Patience and fortitude to debug complex issues in production system, which a akin to finding a needle in haystack sometimes

  • Great analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Familiarity with orchestration tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, etc.).

  • Established experience with monitoring/logging tools and best practices.

  • Experience in software release lifecycle with modern distributed version control (e.g. git).
     



Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in managing cloud based large-scale infrastructure.

  • Expertise in designing and troubleshooting large scale distributed systems.

  • Strong communicator, both written and spoken.

  • SSL/TLS and PKI concepts and management

  • AWS security products, Amazon Secrets Manager and Amazon Certificate Manager

  • Proxy technologies, i.e. Nginx, HAProxy, and Squid

  • Orchestration technologies, i.e., Ansible, Terraform, CloudFormation, and puppet

  • Package and artifact management, i.e. Artifactory

  • Services such as DNS, LDAP, and SMTP


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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