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Software Engineer, Platform in San Francisco-Xoom at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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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.

Xoom, A PayPal Service, is revolutionizing the global digital money services market by providing people with an easy, convenient and cost-effective means of sending money worldwide. We offer a secure, fast and inexpensive means of sending money, paying bills and topping up prepaid services across multiple digital platforms to both online and offline recipients. We believe that digital money services should be centered on cutting edge technology and coming up with the best possible technical solutions. Our passion is helping families get their money to loved ones at breathtaking speed in a way that is convenient and inexpensive. We are constantly improving and growing to create the fastest online money transfer available hands down. Our engineers follow our own flavor of Agile and Test Driven Development methodologies while using the latest in Java and Open Source technology. This results in a service that delivers real value that changes lives daily. We have a vibrant work culture that encourages employees to ask questions and we provide an environment that encourages career and technical growth opportunities. When you work at Xoom, you have a unique opportunity to disrupt the growing global money services industry. We are solving extremely difficult, technical challenges that need elegant solutions. The Xoom Platform Engineering API team is responsible for implementing and maintaining the APIs that provide access to the core resources needed for creating Xoom money transfers. We use a technology stack including microservice-based REST APIs, Java, MySQL, Spring, Zookeeper, Redis and Elasticsearch. We are looking for an exceptional software engineer to help design, build, and maintain rock-solid APIs. If you are passionate about designing and developing well-tested, object-oriented code and would like to help customers care for loved ones around the world, we want to talk to you.


  • Design, implement and maintain business-critical applications providing APIs to Platform resources
  • Independently design, code and test complex features that will need to fit into a complex ecosystem of interacting applications and APIs
  • Responsible for the full application lifecycle from design to successful operation in production
  • Produce well-tested code, including unit tests and integration tests not because you have to, but because you know it makes your code better
  • Coordinate incoming priorities of multiple teams that use our APIs to ensure the timely delivery of your work
  • Work with other engineers, product managers, QA and operations to ensure that our systems meet our reliability and performance goals
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the intellectual curiosity that drives a desire to understand the problem
  • Help identify and fix performance, scalability and other issues in a time critical environment


  • 7+ years of experience in software development, preferably in Java
  • Experience with writing and consuming REST APIs
  • Experience with Agile development and knowledge of Agile principles
  • Write unit tests not because you have to, but because you know it makes your code better
  • Can take and give constructive criticism in the form of code reviews and pair programming
  • Want to work in an Agile, fast-paced environment
  • Enjoy coding every day
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with a microservice architecture is a plus, as is knowledge of the Spring Framework and SQL


  • BS in Computer Science, or equivalent knowledge

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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