Sr. Java Software Engineer in San Francisco at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/6/2019

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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 286 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.

MTS Software Development Engineer - Performance Xoom, A PayPal Service, is revolutionizing the global digital money services market by providing people with an easy, convenient and cost-effective means of sending money worldwide. We offer a secure, fast and inexpensive means of sending money, paying bills and topping up prepaid services across multiple digital platforms to both online and offline recipients. Xoom is looking for an experienced Java development engineer with a track record of building highly scalable microservice-based solutions, to create our next generation money transfer and settlement components. The ideal candidate will be able to leverage skills in Java development and performance analysis, and have a deep knowledge of scalable system design, to build high throughput platforms. You will have a large impact on the future of the Xoom, as we scale our systems to meet increasing demand.


•         Define, design, and implement scalable, high throughput REST APIs, and processes such as batch jobs, message listeners, and stream processors 

•         Analyze the performance of existing systems, and work with teams to refactor components to meet growing throughput requirements 

•         Find and help fix performance, scalability, and other live issues in a very time critical environment 

•         Ensure systems are instrumented for observability, and contribute to a DevOps culture of awareness and accountability for production components 


•         10+ years experience building highly-scalable, distributed systems in Java 

•         Strong knowledge of relational and NoSQL databases, caching solutions, messaging systems, including mySQL, Cassandra, Redis, Kafka, others 

•         Familiarity with distributed concurrency control mechanisms 

•         Performance analysis using tools such as Instana, AppDynamics, Grafana, profilers, ThousandEyes 

•         Experience mentoring other engineers in scalable design, performance analysis and improvements 

BS in Computer Science, or equivalent knowledge 

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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