Sr. Architect, Payments in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/28/2019

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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.

Global commerce is rapidly growing across all industries. Companies such as Shopify, Uber, AirBnB, DoorDash, GoFundMe are creating new customer experiences to exchange money and monetize their services in commerce space. PayPal Partners and Marketplaces team is building next generation payment solutions to power these platforms and be ahead of their needs. We package our scalable, secure, reliable payment system into a simple interface for our partners to provide a seamless payment experience for their customers. We are looking for a well-experienced and talented Architect with deep expertise in enterprise product architecture and preferably Payments background. This individual will lead the technical design, work through solution brainstorming and design scalable and global payment products for PayPal for Partners. The ideal candidate would also have business acumen to turn product vision into technical reality, excellent communication to interact with external partners and to be effective in guiding internal stakeholders through architectural brainstorming and build out. If you’re passionate about scalable architecture, dealing with unknowns in an evolving payment space, and scaling customer-facing products, this is the role for you.


  • Lead and define technical design of new capabilities from business requirements, including collaboration with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Develop a deep understanding of different domains covering the entire PayPal for Partner product suite with specialty in Payments domain.
  • Develop a deep understanding of enterprise technology inventory to craft solution roadmap that achieves business objectives, maximizes reuse, with platform mindset.
  • Document the technical designs for internal and external consumption.
  • Pilot new initiatives to keep our technology stack ahead of the curve
  • Mentor junior developers including code and design reviews
  • Drive continuous improvement and automation initiatives to improve developer productivity and improve quality of our products.

Minimum qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience building external services at scale
  • 5+ years of experience architecting enterprise-level product from client integration to service API with scale and complexity
  • Experience having operational ownership of production services, including working with Devops and/or SRE teams
  • Demonstrated ability to learn from past experiences to have a strong opinion on recommended practices
  • Experience defining and building public APIs
  • Excellent communication and ability to influence without authority.

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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