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Sr Enterprise Architect in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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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 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 PayPal Enterprise Product and eXperience (EPX) is looking for an exceptionally talented and highly motivated Enterprise Architect with deep expertise in functional product architecture in major corporate environments. The candidate’s primary responsibility is in the architecture, design and governance of the systems, applications, technology and infrastructure that enable our internal PayPal business units and employees to be more effective in their day to day job.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Provide thought leadership to business and technology teams to influence improved agility, platform capabilities and improved user experience.
  • Translate business needs into technology solutions and roadmaps based on deep understanding of the business needs and technical inventory.
  • Drive technical designs to consensus and approval as a leader within PayPal’s cross-functional technology team.
  • Designs and oversees solutions for specific use cases that provide frameworks, interfaces and services that can be extended and reused for future requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of cloud based system integration, Enterprise Data Security, and Enterprise Architecture Governance
  • Leads, collaborates and communicates architectural vision and governance models to development teams across the Enterprise
  • Provide regular high-level communications to the executive staff and detailed communications to company-wide stakeholders
  • Mentors product and architecture team members on architecture topics.  (e.g. issues, directions, guidelines, etc.)
  • Deliver high quality applications within aggressive timelines, with little or no guidance.
  • Proactively engage with other members and cross-functional teams to ensure all open issues are identified & resolved.
  • Increase overall code, product, design and architecture quality in the organization
  • Possess advanced understanding/experience with one or more corporate functions  such as HR, Sales, Finance, Network, Collaboration, End User Computing, Developer tools, Identity and Role Management, Security, and other areas.
  • Identify and mentor critical engineering talent, identify and recruit technical leaders into the organization.


Job Requirements

  • Must possess a proven track record of developing business vision, developing technical architectures to address that vision, and communicating that vision with technologists to make that vision a reality
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience with at least 6 years of architecting, designing and delivering enterprise-grade, mission-critical applications
  • Cloud based architecture experience required to leverage Public cloud (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) solutions to grow this space
  • Produce diagrams, reference architecture, domain models, and other artifacts that describe complex problems and sprawling end-to-end solutions
  • Must exhibit strong leadership and exceptional technical skills
  • Must be passionate about providing world-class solutions for millions of customers across the world
  • Must possess a track record of innovation and execution in a high-pressure environment
  • Make timely, high-quality decisions, based on limited information

Basic Qualifications

BSEE, CS or other relevant technical degree required

10+ years professional related experience or Master's Degree and 8+ years, or Doctorate and 6+ years


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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