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Sr Staff Engineer - Crypto Compliance in San Jose, California, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/22/2021

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

PayPal’s Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Currencies (BCDC) business unit is focused on ensuring end-to-end management of PayPal’s underlying product, technology infrastructure, partnerships and regulatory foundations for digital assets to... help enable our support of existing capabilities and markets, as well as drive continued growth in the space. As a member of PayPal’s Compliance Platforms Engineering team supporting our Blockchain, Crypto, and Digital Currencies unit, you will help shape the foundation for the next generation of financial services by keeping the financial system safer from fraud, money laundering, and other high-risk typologies involving the illicit use of cryptocurrency.

What You'll Do:

  • Play a key role in understanding the world of crypto/blockchain based actions (payments and beyond) and its impact to the world at large

  • Map the intersection of blockchain/crypto to PayPal’s ecosystem and specifically around Regulatory Compliance (such as KYC, Sanctions, AML, and more..)

  • Provide technical leadership, define architecture best practices and work with Engineering and Product counterparts across the organization.

  • Drive both technology and product innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to build high-quality platform solutions.

  • Communicate and solve through ambiguity, being open to feedback while not being afraid to outline the best experience for the end-user

What do you need?

  • 2+ years of experience as blockchain developer (overall 12+ years of experience) and advanced proficiency in programming languages (such as Java/C++/Python).

  • Back-end system design/architecture/API-design experience along with expertise in algorithms, data structures, cryptography.

  • Exposure/expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency technology such as distributed ledger, consensus, smart contracts, and blockchain protocols (e.g. Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, etc.)

  • Subject matter expert or ability to research crypto concepts and tools available in blockchain.

  • End to end understanding of multiple blockchain based cryptocurrencies/coins (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum)

  • Exposure to crypto/blockchain analysis tools such as Chainalysis, Elliptic

  • Ability to understand and propose integrations between on-chain/off-chain systems.

  • Ability to mentor engineers/leaders on blockchain technology.

  • Innovation acumen with ability to drive multiple proof of concepts, open-source and enterprise platform tech evaluations, and industry best-practices


  • RegTech experience with an understanding of KYC, Sanctions, AML, Compliance Investigations and

  • FinTech experience with a deep understanding of payments processing, eCommerce, customer identity, and wallet management.
  • NFT/marketplace product experience.

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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 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



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