Sr. Software Engineer - Node in Bangalore at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

Job Snapshot

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 237 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.

Life at PayPal

We make sure our people are happy, connected, having fun and see the real-life impact of their work while they’re crafting solutions that will bring security, confidence and convenience to individuals and businesses around the world. To know more visit: PayPal Culture

About PayPal’s India Development Center

PayPal India Pvt. Ltd. has two development centers, in Chennai and Bangalore. The India center is one of the largest development centers of PayPal and has been in existence for more than 10 years. The state-of-the-art facility is responsible for building several vital products that enable PayPal's various online and offline businesses.

At PayPal India, our goal is to have the best minds in the field join our teams, to create sustainable positive impact to the financial lives of millions of people around the world. We use an elegant combination of programming languages, databases and modern infrastructure to power our world-class payments platform and risk management engine, while providing omni-channel payments ubiquity.

Wellness, Inclusion, Collaboration and Innovation form the four pillars of our corporate culture, resulting in responsible practices and doing what‘s right. We are ranked 307 on the prestigious FORTUNE 500 list and #14 on India’s Great Places to Work list.

Now is the best time to join an enduring company with strong vision and values.

The PayPal India Business

While PayPal has always offered its Indian customers ways to buy from overseas merchants and sell across the border, the domestic payments platform of PayPal was launched on November 8th 2017.

See: https://www.paypal.com/stories/us/paypal-launches-domestic-operations-in-india

PayPal India Domestic Engineering Team

The India based “PayPal India Domestic Engineering Team” is responsible for triggering new initiatives for PayPal India and emerging markets with focus on agility, time to market and innovation. The group will help roll out new features to the India market, and has embarked upon some new and exciting opportunities including. The engineers in this team also have a unique opportunity of working closely with the local India business team, customer support teams, product owners and other global product and engineering teams. The scope of problems to solve for our Indian customer base is large, and this team will be in the center of all the action for growing and scaling PayPal’s payments platform in the world’s largest democracy.

This position is for a software developer role to work with teams across the globe building payment solution for the Indian market. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with awareness of the industry trends, positive work ethic and a "can do" attitude. The prospective candidate will be working on multiple languages and platforms, devising and delivering solutions to the Indian market, in a fast-paced manner.


Key Responsibilities:

  • As a software engineer should put customer first as part of day-day work.
  • Ensure that the design and implementation adheres to defined specs and processes.
  • Collaboratively work with cross-functional teams across the globe.
  • Own end-to-end quality of deliverables during all phases of the software development lifecycle.
  • Understand technical designs by working within PayPal’s cross-functional technology team.
  • Collaborate between business, product and technology in the process of understanding the requirement and coming up with implementation options
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced environment and manage continuously changing business needs
  • Be a technology evangelist who can marry business needs with technology solves.
  • Research, assess, and recommend external technologies and products for their applicability to project requirements
  • Understand the payments business and how technology decisions impact the business. Sense evolving business trends and translate them into needs into technology solves.

Technical Skills

  • Strong programming skills and expertise in Node.js
  • Strong working experience in Java/J2EE and Object Oriented Design
  • Experience with open source test automation and CI tools
  • Strong understanding of web-based programming languages and scripting
  • Experience working with databases such as MySQL/ Oracle etc.
  • Exposure to one or more server side scripting technologies
  • Knowledge of REST APIs
  • Knowledge of open source frameworks
  • Contributed to high traffic Web and Service oriented apps using Open Source Technologies
  • Experience in refactoring existing code base and in understanding existing implementations to decide to refactor or rewrite.

Personal Traits

  • Be a quick learner undaunted by complex systems.
  • Take risks and thrive in an environment of constant change.
  • Ability to hit the ground running from day 1 working on various systems and working independently.
  • Exposure and participation in tech events, hackathons, contributions to open source, authoring of blogs and active participation in online tech forums is a plus.

Educational Qualifications

  • BSCS or equivalent + 6 years of experience / MSCS + 4 years of experience in software development


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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