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SRE - Staff Software Engineer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/5/2020

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 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.

Engage and partner with product engineering teams from an SRE and AWS based cloud infrastructure perspective, in order to improve the whole lifecycle of our products—from ideation and design, through development, launch, operation and iteration. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of our products—from ideation and design, through development, launch, operation and iteration. 

  • Build upon and strengthen our AWS based cloud infrastructure 

  • Partner with product engineering teams through PDLC on design, development, capacity planning, and ramp plans to ensure Venmo continues to scale and maximize availability. 

  • Ensure sufficient logging, monitoring and alerting strategies around availability, latency and overall system health. 

  • Scale systems sustainably through automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity. 

  • Host incident reviews and blameless post-mortems. 

  • Continuously improve Incident Management policies, procedures, tools, and implementation. 

What We’re Looking For 

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving systems engineering (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent practical experience. 

  • Software Development background with ability to analyze and improve existing codebase. 

  • Cloud based architecture experience in AWS with the ability to architect large scale solutions 

  • Container and Kubernetes 

  • Established ability to diagnose technical problems, debug code, and automate routine tasks. 

  • Ability to support a 24/7/365 always available production grade service. 

  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, Python, Golang, or shell scripting. 

  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration. 

  • Ability to debug and optimize code and automate redundant tasks. 

  • Great analytical and problem solving skills. 

  • Familiarity with orchestration tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, etc.). 

  • Established experience with monitoring/logging tools and best practices. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Proficiency in managing cloud based large-scale infrastructure. 

  • Expertise in designing and troubleshooting large scale distributed systems. 

  • Strong communicator, both written and spoken. 

  • Kubernetes and container experience. 

  • 3+ years SRE experience 

  • 7+ years experience in cloud infrastructure 

  • 5+ years experience in AWS


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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