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Sr. Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/15/2019

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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 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.

PayPal’s Global Data Science organization is in charge of developing unique, best-of-breed ML/AI algorithms using cutting-edge technologies. We are looking for a motivated and experienced big data engineer, to join a highly skilled team of experienced professionals, which believe in best-of-breed software craftsmanship, clean and elegant coding, using the right tool for the job, and always exploring and learning new technologies and approaches.

JOB DUTIES: Design, develop, test, and debug large scale complex platform using big data technologies. Create high performance client side applications powering PayPal's commerce platform. Develop web applications and tools for the effective management and operation of PayPal’s big data platform. Analyze and improve stability, efficiency, and scalability of the platform. Collaborate with architects, engineers, and business on product design and feature.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Engineering or closely related quantitative discipline or Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Engineering, or closely related quantitative discipline

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: with a Master’s degree: Three (3) years of experience in the job offered or three (3) years of experience in the field of software engineering or program analysis. With a Bachelor’s degree: Five (5) years of experience in the job offered or five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of software engineering or program analysis.


  • Strong object oriented design and development skills
  • Hands on with Java/Scala programming
  • Experience building RESTful APIs
  • Experience on Big Data Technologies such as Apache Spark, Kafka, Hive, HBase
  • Familiarity with Driud and Elasticsearch
  • Experience with Unix/ Linux and shell scripting
  • SQL development experience

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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