Software Engineer in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

Job Snapshot

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 237 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.

Primary Job Responsibilities
As part of the Risk Decision Platform team, the team identifies the opportunities that could improve the users’ experience when they seek help from PayPal, based on data driven analysis; and work with other teams to provide the solution and then turn the idea into reality.

We are seeking an engineer working on solutions to improve the entire PayPal customer interaction experience, from identifying the problem to implement the solution. The candidate is expected to have solid programming skills, good problem solving skill, be curious and keep questioning about the existing system.


  • Develop highly available, testable, scalable, monitor-able components using primarily Java
  • Work with Risk Analysts to identify fraud attacks, develop solution and implementation
  • Conduct design and code reviews, fix bugs, monitor and resolve production issues
  • Work effectively with globally distributed teams in multiple different time zones

Qualification & Requirements

  • 2+ years’ experience in Java development
  • Ability to work independently, comfort with ambiguity, and ability to deliver within strict time frames
  • Self-driven, eager to learn new skills in both technology and analysis areas
  • Experience in both SQL and non-SQL database is a plus
  • Good communication skills in both Chinese and English

Key Competencies Needed

  • Learn fast and be eager to stretch and grow
  • Can-do attitude and be willing to challenge the status
  • Show respect for differences in opinion and work as a team
  • Strong business sense and analytical ability

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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