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Sr. Database Engineer in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/4/2020

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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 305 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.

PayPal China Database team is responsible for fulfilling all database infrastructure needs of PayPal site. This includes 24/7 site database support, engineering, new database builds, deploying schema changes to production databases while maintaining DB availability targets, implementing security policies, managing development databases, working on various NoSQL implementations and scripting to automate. We are looking for an exceptional Database engineer to join our DB Operations team to provide L1 support for the mission critical databases. Ideal candidate will enjoy various aspects of Database Administration and have opportunities to work with cutting edge technologies like Oracle, GoldenGate, Mongo, Cassandra, Aerospike and Couchbase. In addition, strong Shell, Perl, and Python scripting experience will be a big plus.


  • Work on shifts (including weekends) and support site's Oracle, MySQL and NoSQL databases for 24/7 environment.
  • Triage incidences and identify root causes. Propose corrective/preventive actions and complete such actions.
  • Develop scripts and other forms of automation for routine tasks.
  • SQL review/tuning and suggest areas of improvements
  • Follow change management and security guidelines and execute critical change requests
  • Install, upgrade and patch databases
  • Document known solutions to enable faster rediscovery.
  • Provide quality customer satisfaction. Able to gel with a large team of DBAs, Operations groups, Capacity, and ETL team and willing to share knowledge.
  • Must be able to Multi-task and prioritize without much supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strive to achieve PayPal’s availability goals

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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at