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Sr. Payments Architect in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

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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.

The Platform Architect is involved in all aspects of the project life cycle, from ideation through requirements analysis, design and implementation. The primary responsibility is realizing enterprise-level system designs and working with other architecture and development teams across geographies to attain architectural and implementation consistency. This is a hands-on position, requiring research, analysis, design, proposal, and delivery of solutions appropriate to our business and technology strategies. While this is an individual contributor position, there is expectation that the Platform Architect will play a diverse and far-reaching role in the organization, wielding influence over specifications for the design patterns, development standards, best practices, coding styles and other development guidelines.

The successful candidate must be hands-on, capable and willing to not only define but build solution including development. They must be highly innovative, self-motivated and far-sighted. This person will work both independently and as a team member and have strong communication skills in interacting with business partners and the technical community. He or she must be a role model, exhibiting exemplary professional and character traits consistent with the philosophy and values of the organization.

Functional Requirements

  • Leads the creation of large-scale architecture for a product or major product sub-system or across multiple PayPal systems.
  • Designs and oversees solutions for specific use cases that provide frameworks, interfaces, and services that can be extended and reused for future requirements.
  • Understands the broader business context around their area and develops architecture and influences implementation to support it.
  • Complex architectural designs may require refinement and iteration with peers and senior management.
  • Develops and communicates technical processes, standards and best practices within a product team.
  • Creates architecture consistent with enterprise architecture standards, guidelines and principles and works with engineering to ensure that implementations are consistent with the spirit of these principals.
  • Recognized as the go-to architect for a product or major sub-system and is seen as a leader in their specialized field.
  • Leads product design and code reviews; can competently review any aspect of their product or major sub-system.
  • Leads and collaborates on solutions across teams across Business Units
  • Collaborate effectively with software engineers and architects to solve complex problems spanning their respective areas and resolve technological disagreement with informed, rational debate.
  • Influence development managers to ensure appropriate levels of quality on owned system(s).
  • Educate teams on the technical roadmap and help meet the strategic objectives.
  • Coach, mentor, and delegate to engineers to facilitate their development.
  • Help identify and recruit technical leaders into the organization.

    Technical Requirements

  • 8+ years of experience designing and building applications.
  • Experience with object-oriented software development methodologies and practices.
  • Significant coding experience (5+ years) with C++/Java.
  • Experience developing libraries, frameworks or scalable services.
  • Understanding of web technologies like HTTP, CGI, servlets.
  • Understanding of asynchronous message oriented protocols like AMQP, STOMP, 0MQ.
  • Experience developing highly concurrent, parallel asynchronous systems
  • Experience working with high volume transaction processing.

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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