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Sr. Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/8/2021

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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 305 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 Product & Technology China team is looking for a strong payment operation engineer to join the team in PayPal China. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and self-motivated individual with a strong passion and experience in payment operation. The candidate should possess a deep understanding of software development and product management.


  • Payment processors, CUP/NUCC clearing, and settlement related experience
  • Experience utilizing the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) 
  • Monitoring and Metrics in Prometheus, Grafana and integrations with Slack/PagerDuty
  • Help to design, implement, maintain, and utilize systems for our payment system with a strong focus on monitoring, alerting, forecasting, troubleshooting, and automated mitigation
  • Strong analytical skills with hands-on experience in writing complex, highly-optimized SQL queries
  • Logging infrastructure 
  • Contributing to code in GitLab
  • Rich experience in software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Backend development experience is a plus
  • Fluent communication in writing and speaking in English
  • 3+ years in fin-tech experience or a related field preferred

About You:

  • You are a highly motivated, results-oriented self-starter, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and can deliver successful results with minimal guidance
  • You are a fun-loving, adventurous team player

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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at