Sr. C++ / Java Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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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 244 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 Company
The Transaction Engineering (TE) team is at the heart of what PayPal does and handles most payment transactions that involve PayPal. Its mission is to deliver a great payment experience while ensuring high availability and extreme reliability. Consequently, it is a high stakes and high-energy environment employing innovative ideas and cutting edge technologies. If you enjoy problem solving while being in the spotlight 24x7, this is the place for you!

The Core Payments team is looking for an enthusiastic C++/Java Engineer to build backend services. You will be responsible for working on applications and services that handle all of PayPal transactions. You will work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation and experimentation are a given.


Typical TE team engineer responsibilities include:

  • Design, development, and testing of features/functions delivered via applications and services
  • Collaborating with peers and seniors both within their team and across the organization
  • Working with product managers using agile methodologies to deliver high quality solutions on time
  • Working with operations teams to ensure your applications and services are highly available and reliable
  • Supporting your applications and/or services as and when required on a 24x7 basis
  • Experience with high scalability and availability applications is a plus.
  • 70% of development in C++, 30% in Java

Successful TE team engineers will:

  • Be driven to get results and not let anything get in your way
  • Be proactive and anticipate/handle most issues before they blowup
  • Exhibit a strong backbone and challenge the status quo when needed
  • Demonstrate a high level of curiosity and keep abreast of the latest technologies
  • Show pride of ownership and strive for excellence in everything they do

Job Requirements:

  • 7+ year experience in developing object oriented software in C++
  • Experience in java, REST Web Services is a plus  
  • Competent in designing and building Restful Services in a commercial setting
  • Competent in design/implementation for reliability, availability, scalability and performance
  • Competent in software engineering tools and best practices

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Equivalent  
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience developing back-end systems in C++


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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