Senior System Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

Job Snapshot

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 277 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 Infrastructure Operations team at PayPal is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer. This is a small team responsible for architecture, deployment, and support of internal infrastructure services such as load balancers, DNS, LDAP, mail, proxy, CDN, and global load balancing. The team is responsible for level 3 (final level) troubleshooting of site issues. The position requires a candidate with a very broad knowledge of enterprise infrastructure and applications. This particular position is expected to be the subject matter expert on DNS. Day to day responsibilities will include architecture and development of automation tools, troubleshooting site issues, build out of infrastructure in new datacenters, scale-up/tech-refresh existing datacenters, security hardening of infrastructure, deployment and configuration of monitoring tools, and project delivery. This is a fast paced very fluid environment, so a qualified applicant needs to be able to multitask, prioritize, and deliver results.

  • Ability to stay organized while multitasking in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with shifting requirements, dates, and priorities
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate with teams in multiple time zones globally
  • fast self-directed learner able to pick up and master new technologies on the fly
  • DNS Subject matter expert
    • 5+ years’ experience administering enterprise BIND instances on large scale
    • thorough operational understanding of DNS-sec
    • experience building DNS automation in a multi-master BIND environment
    • DNS troubleshooting and monitoring experience
  • 3+ years load balancer administration experience
  • 5+ years Linux system administration experience
  • Python scripting experience
    • automation tooling
    • consuming REST APIs
  • Experience using configuration management tools such as puppet/ansible/chef/terraform to manage large fleet of servers
  • Experience with administration of infrastructure service such LDAP, mail, ntp, and proxy
  • Enterprise monitoring experience such as Zabbix, icinga, or Nagios
  • Experience in 24x7 support role with oncall rotation

a. Build and Support enterprise infrastructure services such as Load balancers, DNS, LDAP, proxy, mail, ntp, etc.

b. Build and support automation to manage infrastructure services 

c. Architect and implement customer facing self-service interfaces for infrastructure management


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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