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Sr. Architect in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/19/2019

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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 267 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 Product & Technology, China team is looking for a talented and highly motivated seasoned architect to join the team. The person will serve as a key technologist in the team responsible for Customer Onboarding, Check out experience, Transaction processing, and customer services components. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and self-motivated individual with strong consulting, technology skills, commitment to quality, positive work ethic and a "can do" attitude. In this position, you will architect platforms and make design decisions that impacts millions of merchants and consumers in China and across the global. You will be the go-to person for all Chinese customer facing systems and platforms. You will closely collaborate with global architecture, infrastructure, program management, engineering and product teams to refine and deliver the strategies and build technical & solution architecture for large initiatives. You will work with partners and conduct technical assessments and impact analysis.


The Product & Technology, China team is looking for a talented and highly motivated seasoned architect to join the team. The person will serve as a key technologist in the team responsible for Customer Onboarding, Check out experience, Transaction processing, and customer services components. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and self-motivated individual with strong consulting, technology skills, commitment to quality, positive work ethic and a "can do" attitude. In this position, you will architect platforms and make design decisions that impacts millions of merchants and consumers in China and across the global. You will be the go-to person for all Chinese customer facing systems and platforms. You will closely collaborate with global architecture, infrastructure, program management, engineering and product teams to refine and deliver the strategies and build technical & solution architecture for large initiatives. You will work with partners and conduct technical assessments and impact analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong partnership with China and global business, product and engineering leaders to define business, product and technology architecture
  • Gain deep understanding of domain and industry best practices to develop technical vision and strategy
  • Define and maintain long term architecture (LTA) for China and other geo locations globally
  • Effectively communicate technology strategies and trade-offs both to senior and executive management and to development teams
  • Review solution designs to determine their technical viability and their relevance to the business goals
  • Responsible for creating simple API’s, easy integration patterns for external services
  • Develop and govern repeatable design strategies and patterns to ensure consistent solutions
  • Guide engineering teams toward a common methodology
  • Work with engineering team on Proof of Concepts
  • Be extended team member to the global enterprise architecture team

Skills Required:

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience required
  • Fluency in programming languages such as Java, Node, JS, Angular, React
  • Broad knowledge and experience in Transaction-Processing platform integration with ecosystem partners to enable a variety of commerce use cases from traditional card and Tap & Pay, to Social and Contextual commerce.
  • Ability to lead various Technology Assessments.
  • Familiarity with architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, IEEE 1471, 4+1 Views and Archimate
  • Documenting Solution Design and Architecture
    • Option Analysis and Recommendations with costs/benefits, high-level tradeoffs, constraints and assumptions
    • Define/Refine Architecture Guidelines and Principles
    • Detailed Designs (RESTful API design)
  • Delivering proof of concepts and reference implementations
  • Excellent communication skills; Verbal, written and presentation skills and interpersonal skills
  • Mentoring and directing architects and engineers
  • Cross-Functional collaboration with various stakeholders and partners (Business, Product, Engg, and Arch)
  • Comfortable with context switching and managing across multiple priorities
  • Make high quality decisions with limited information
  • Thrive in an environment of constant change
  • Be a quick learner undaunted by complex systems. Ability to expand to new domains and be able to pick up and contribute quickly
  • Prior experience of active-active, multi-AZ, multi-region processing a huge plus
  • Mandarin speaking a plus. Travel may be required

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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