Software Engineer in San Francisco at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/22/2019

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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 286 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.

SW3 Software Engineer – Mobile API 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. The Xoom Mobile API team is looking for a solid Java Server Software Enginee to help provide highly available reliable APIs for the Xoom Mobile Apps, improve the APIs we provide to mobile apps today, support mobile app developers integrating new Xoom Platform APIs, and implement new mobile focused APIs for our Android and iOS users.

The Xoom Mobile API team is looking for a person who is excited to learn new tools and libraries as part of our quest to make the Xoom mobile app the most reliable, safest, and quickest way to send money abroad from nearly anywhere.

To enable this, we use a wide variety of tools, including Docker for reliable deployment, nginx for lightweight routing, Spring-boot for application framework, and many others.

This job will focus on providing high reliability to customers, improving and creating APIs that enable and inspire our mobile app developers.

We expect the developer to

  • Implement and maintain business-critical financial systems
  • Deliver software development tasks efficiently and with high quality
  • Produce well-tested code through the use of automated, unit, and integration tests
  • Review code to ensure secure and bug free code
  • Refactor legacy code to make it more efficient and comply with current standards
  • Identify and fix errors, performance, scalability, and any other issues in a business-critical environment
  • Optimize overall customer experience and usability of the system
  • Implement new API features:Beginning with creating specifications, including documentation, implementation, and continuing to post-release monitoring
  • Have a dedication to creating secure code and systems


  • 4 or more years software engineering experience
  • Experience in Object-Oriented analysis, design and development in Java
  • Experience creating web-services - micro-services, RESTful APIs, and the like
  • Experience with Spring, Maven, Git, Jenkins, or similar tools
  • Experience with Agile development and knowledge of Agile principles
  • Experience with SQL or other database technologies
  • Experience with Test Driven Development tools, such as junit, Mockito or Wiremock

Experience with these tools and skills is a bonus

  • GraphQL
  • Spring Boot Framework
  • Production monitoring tools like Splunk, Grafana, Bugsnag, Instana, and such.
  • Application containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Nginx / Envoy / F5 networking
  • Supporting mobile app developers
  • Mobile iOS or Android app development
  • Familiarity with InfoSec vulnerability protection versus SQL injection, Cross Site Scripting, and similar attacks
  • Code reliability tools, like Sonarqube, Findbugs, SourceClear
  • RxJava, Feign, RabbitMQ

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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