Senior Systems Engineer in San Francisco-Xoom at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/27/2018

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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 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.

PayPal is looking for a highly skilled and self-motivated Senior Systems Engineer to help support Tio, Xoom, and other PayPal service infrastructure and help design and build the next generation infrastructure for containerized applications.


As a Senior Systems Engineer within the Site Operations team, you will be focused on building and supporting the computing infrastructure, and designing for the future.  The Senior SysEng is expected to provide input on design and support of new services.  

  • Work as part of the devOps practice to scale core infrastructure services such as Load balancing, LDAP, DNS, SMTP, NTP, and Syslog using CI/CD model.
  • Collaborate with engineering and other teams to scale and secure bare metal, virtual, and container infrastructure
  • Automate tasks and provide documentation for tools and processes used to support these services within our existing devOps framework.
  • Help integrate and implement systems monitors to our monitoring framework. 
  • Rotating pager duty required.

Required Skills                    

  • 5+ years administrating production Linux (RHEL/Centos/Debian) and Windows systems in a 24x7 environment. Heavy emphasis on Linux
  • RHEL/Centos knowledge required, RHCE a plus
  • Coding experience using one or more of the following: shell/python/ruby/golang
  • Experience with infrastructure and CM code (packer/terraform/puppet/ansible)
  • Experience working in an environment with a CI/CD practice an (git/Jenkins).
  • 2+ year experience in a technical or team lead role
  • Strong understanding of virtualization architectures (vSphere/vSan/hyperconverge/iscsi)
  • Understanding and knowledge of noSQL landscape and technologies
  • Experienced with administering MySQL and MS-SQL databases
  • Experience with container technology (docker/rkt), k8s is a plus.
  • Experience and knowledge of L2/L3 networking and managing multiple remote sites over high-speed WAN circuits
  • Experience with L4-7 load balancers (F5/nginx)
  • Ability to prioritize workload and shift attention among changing priorities
  • Must be able to work independently in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment with changing priorities

Desired Skills

  • Experience with linux networkOS such as CumulusOS
  • Experience with PCI controls
  • Experience working with Hardware Security Modules.

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.