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Software Engineer - Monitoring Team in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

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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 254 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 Monitoring team at PayPal is looking for software engineers who can build systems to monitor PayPal infrastructure at Scottsdale, AZ office. We build world class monitoring products that are used to monitor large scale distributed systems for various health metrics and correlate signals to generate useful alerts to ensure high availability of systems that run PayPal. As an engineer on the team you will be responsible for building complex multi-tiered, scalable, and highly available monitoring platform using technologies like Flink, Kafka, Java, GoLang, HBase, OpenTSDB, Elastic Search and Druid database. If you really enjoy building high performance scalable back end systems and working in a highly dynamic environment with a team of smart and talented engineers then this is the job for you.


  • Develop stream based applications which can process up to 10 million data points / second with high reliability, zero operational overhead and minimal data loss.
  • Collaborate with other engineers on code reviews, internal infrastructure improvements and process enhancements.
  • Proactively ensure the highest level of system health and infrastructure availability.
  • Ensure minimal operational overhead by automating maintenance tasks with easily manageable configurations, solving scalability bottlenecks to improve performance and maximize system availability by ensuring functional and performance SLAs.


  • Passionate about mentoring team members and bringing in new technologies within the group.
  • Hands-On experience in Java or GoLang, NoSQL data stores like Hbase, Couchbase and working knowledge with messaging platforms like KAFKA is a must.
  • Hands-on knowledge of OOP/OOD/Functional languages along with strong understanding of concurrency, parallelism, networking, with profound data structure & algorithms.
  • Should be able to take on-call rotation to address time sensitive production issues and customer support.
  • Experience with REST API, GIT, Docker, Jenkins, RxJava and spring boot.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working experience in building massively scalable high performance systems.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to identify performance bottlenecks and mitigate system failures.
  • Contribution in open source projects a plus.
  • Knowledge about building non-lossy data pipelines using at least one streaming technology like Flink, Samza or Spark.
  • Experience in designing & building highly scalable & performant large scale distributed systems.
  • Be able to troubleshoot issues across the entire stack - hardware, software and application.
  • Experience with any of the following monitoring tools: Grafana, TSDB, Druid or types of monitoring tools: alerting, logging, tracing, and time-series metrics.
  • Experience developing solutions for service monitoring, automated remediation, measuring availability and reliability, performance, analytics, network.


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or related field with minimum of 3 years of directly related work experience.

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.