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Sr. Backend Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/14/2018

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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 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.

We are looking for a Senior Java Backend Engineer to help architect, develop, and test the business- critical API’s that power our Consumer Applications. At PayPal, we work together on small, collaborative teams. We are passionate about code quality and we are constantly – some might say, obsessively ¬– finding new ways to perfect our processes and product. We work closely with our product, front end, and downstream teams to build, test, and iterate on new solutions to customers’ problems. Our goal is to provide easy to use, scalable, highly reliable and highly performant API’s that encapsulate key business logic and enable our clients to be lightweight. We rely on automated testing to enable frequent roll outs with high quality. This position is available at either our San Francisco or San Jose campus. At our San Jose campus you will find two onsite cafes and an outdoor bar. We have many company sports teams, an onsite basketball court, a fitness center with personal training, and many other wellness programs for you to enjoy. We offer free, round-trip bus service to San Francisco, free shuttles to Caltrain and charging stations for electric cars.

Day to Day Responsibilities
• Lead design and implementation of REST API’s
• Ensure all designs and solutions can be extended and reused for future requirements
• Influence and mentor peers - not just in the immediate team, but across PayPal
• Work with product, project, and engineering teams to deliver products on schedule that solve our customers’ problems
• Collaborate with Product, Engineering and QA to resolve bugs
• Develop and communicate technical processes, standards, and best practices to the team

Required Technical Skills

  • Expert in Java language
  • Proficient in REST, JSON, SQL, and JUnit
  • Good grasp of software design and design principles
  • Skilled at writing Unit and Automation tests
  • B.S. or equivalent degree in Computer Science plus 4 years of industry experience

Desired Technical Skills

  • Experience with C++, JavaScript or node.js is desirable
  • Knowledge of open-source libraries commonly used in backend systems

Required Soft Skills

  • A team player who values collaboration, innovation, and inclusion
  • Interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest technological developments
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in the payments industry

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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