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Staff Software Engineer in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/5/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/5/2020
  • Job ID:
    R0062083

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.

About Us Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds! But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together! Engineering at Venmo At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world. Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our user’s needs and wants. We teach and learn from one another, and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests.

Platform Core Engineering  

As a Sr. Staff Software Engineer in Platform Core Engineering team at Venmo, you will be responsible for designing and building some of the most critical, highly-leveraged services and libraries within the company. You are excited by the prospect of designing and building the platform common services that power Venmo’s experiences and capabilities.  

 

What You’ll Do  

  • Design, implement and operate Venmo common backend services that power our experiences and capabilities. 

  • Develop libraries for use across our services that are secure and degrade gracefully. 

  • Standardize tool sets to cloud native solutions. 

  • Break down monolithic backend systems down to distributed scalable, resilient services/systems. 

  • Be responsible for solving the hardest scaling challenges across Venmo backend systems. 

  • Scale our distributed services architecture to support growth while maintaining performance and reliability 

  • Collaborate with other engineers in software design and development best practices to significantly drive faster iteration and experimentation 

  • Strong, active advocacy for technical standards and quality across PayPal, Inc. 

  • Continuously improve platform operations: automating service operation processes, optimizing developer workflows, re-designing platform services and best practices for greater scalability, etc.  

  • Interface with the product and other functional teams and their leadership to deliver new features and services against the product roadmap. 

 

What We’re Looking For  

  • • Bachelors and/or Masters in computer science, or a related field of study, or equivalent experience 

  • • 6+ years of experience in software development or a related field  

  • • Proficiency with distributed services and backend systems 

  • • Expertise with building services on public cloud – AWS, GCP, Azure 

  • • Experience in designing and developing fault-tolerant and scalable distributed services and systems  

  • • Strong application security consciousness 

  • • Proficiency with one object-oriented/object function scripting language: Python, Java, C++, Scala, etc  

  • • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience  

 

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply 


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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