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Software Engineer 2 in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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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.

At PayPal, we put people at the center of everything we do. PayPal gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, helping them safely access and move their money and offering a choice of how they would like to pay or be paid. Last year we processed billions of payments. With our over 250 million active customer accounts, we have created an open and secure payments ecosystem that people and businesses choose to securely transact with each other online, in stores and on mobile devices. PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in more than 200 countries/regions, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies. Risk Management is PayPal’s key competitive advantage. Our ability to enable revenue, prevent fraud, manage credit and other risks in online transactions and markets makes us the largest and fastest growing online payments company in the world. Global Data Sciences (GDS) is the centralized data science group in PayPal. It is the R&D group for business teams and the center of excellence across PayPal for working with Big Data. 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 Big Data folks to join us early on and help build monitoring and tracking functionalities for GDS analytical solutions, detect and investigate production issues to address real business needs. If you are passionate about technology, love analytics and problem-solving – you should come and work with us.

Primary responsibilities

  • Troubleshooting live issues for GDS data science solutions by dig into source code during normal course of work, and collaborate with different partners (e.g. Data Scientists, Platform developers) to solve problems with minimum guidance.
  • Design, develop and maintain data-driven monitoring tools for GDS data science solutions in Big Data platform, using cutting edge technologies.
  • Look for improvement opportunities with business impact, participate in the documentation and implementation of processes, procedures, and policies for GRDS Live monitoring and investigation team.


  • Solid foundation of Java/Python and SQL. Have passion in building and supporting data driven system.
  • Strong in problem solving. Ability to synthesise information and work in a DevOps way.
  • Good documentation habit and is able to sync up with teams across different locations remotely
  • Have experience with big data(Hadoop, Spark, HBase, Hive...) is a plus.
  • Have experience with predictive modeling, data mining and analytical tool is a plus.
  • 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 2+ year professional work experience. Or Master’s degree in an engineering or quantitative field
  • 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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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