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Senior Software Engineer in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/20/2019

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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 267 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.

Global Data Sciences (GDS) is the largest group in PayPal’s Risk Management organization. It is the R&D group for all of Risk’s teams and the center of excellence across PayPal for working with Big Data and Machine Learning. The team has more than 120 software engineers, data-scientists, modelers, analysts and other skilled technical staff is uniquely focused on developing science, technology and strategies to aid in detecting and preventing fraud, protecting our customers and in managing other risky events. The group is centered in Tel-Aviv with teams in Shanghai and San-Jose (CA), and reports directly to PayPal’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). We are looking for outstanding engineering folks to join us early on and help build data and monitoring functionalities for GDS analytical solutions, detect and investigate production issues to address real business needs. If you are passionate about technology, love developing and problem-solving – you should come and work with us.

Primary responsibilities

  • Design, develop and maintain data-driven monitoring for GDS analytical solutions in Big data platform, using cutting edge technologies.
  • Look for improvement opportunities with business impact, participate in the formulations and implementation of processes, procedures, and policies for GRDS Live monitoring and Data preparation team.
  • Identify performance issues for GDS analytical solutions during normal course of work, and collaborate with different partners (e.g. modelers, analysts) to solve problems with minimum guidance.


  • Rich experience on Python and SQL. Have experience and passion in designing and building a data driven system with good architect.  
  • Have experience with Java/Pig/Scala is a big plus. Ability to synthesize information and work in a DevOps way.  
  • Solid foundation in common design patterns, algorithms and data structure is a plus.
  • Highly motivated, goal driven, innovative, curious and open minded.
  • Passionate for staying on top of technology front and unlock the power into business

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or quantitative field with 4+ year professional work experience. Or Master’s degree with 2+ year professional work experience
  • Team spirit and Good communication skills. Fluent in English, both written and oral.
  • Work effectively in a global team across different time zones

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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