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Senior Backend Java Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/29/2020

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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.

PayPal Alternative Payments team is looking for a strong backend-oriented Software Development Engineer to work on a unique opportunity and join a brand-new project within PayPal. As a member of the Alternative Payments core team, you will be expected to be responsible for such areas as implementation and support of backend microservices, working closely with the front end and cross-functional teams to coordinate complex deliverables, do research and provide meaningful feedback about any decision being made within the team. We also expect you to raise the bar in regards to code quality, testability and maintainability standards. A typical day would incorporate working with the architect and both back end and front teams to understand architecture and web flows to efficiently design and implement the solution. If you are passionate about continually improving the quality of every aspect of your daily routine - be it code, delivery process, communication or visibility, if you like to challenge the status quo and look for a friendly but challenging place to build up your skills - we believe you can be a great addition to our team!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the full development lifecycle, including design, coding, automated testing, and production releases of backend services
  • Be a problem solver and drive to get results
  • Able to find and fix performance, scalability and other live issues in a time critical environment
  • Prototype ideas quickly using cutting edge technologies
  • Communicate effectively to peers and leadership on tasks and projects
  • Collaborate closely with front-end, architecture and cross-functional teams and deliver compelling solutions
  • Passion for code quality, maintainability and testability  
  • At least 3 years of experience in a Software Engineer role
  • Proven track record working with real-world projects, solid understanding of software development/delivery lifecycle
  • A strong advocate of code craftsmanship, excellent coding standards, constant quality improver mindset with a bit of healthy perfectionism
  • Strong CS fundamentals, solid knowledge of OOP/OOD, GoF design patterns
  • Proficiency with Java stack and JVM (memory/performance tuning, GC)
  • Solid understanding of concepts like Web Services, SOA, REST APIs, Message Queue, Distributed/Scalable Architecture
  • Proficiency in Spring Framework, Hibernate (or similar ORM), Maven, Git
  • Experience with Kafka/RabbitMQ (or any message broker) as well hands-on with containerization (Docker) is a plus
  • Frontend experience, as well as any other language, is also beneficial

Additional Requirements:

  • Development and testing of high quality product features spanning multiple product domains.
  • Work with engineering managers, architects, engineers & QA to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs w.r.t functionality, performance, reliability, realistic implementations schedules and adherence to development goals and principles.
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance to other software engineers.
  • Identify areas of technical improvement and make detailed business cases for improvements or new areas of opportunities.
  • Adhere to best of class coding and design standards.
  • Ensure all deliverables adhere to the timelines, quality and performance
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently and deliver on aggressive goals individually as well as a team.

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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