System/Storage Engineer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Scottsdale
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/4/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0033149

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 244 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.

Do you want to innovate and collaborate with highly-accomplished Systems and Storage and Engineers on a team with a reputation for delivering high-quality, high-performing solutions for the PayPal core payments infrastructure?  PayPal is looking for smart, agile individuals like you to help us transform the payments industry.  This team consists of critical thinkers who have the freedom to make an impact and share your desire to make business process improvements to move the enterprise forward.


At Core Data Platforms, we’re looking for passionate engineers who want to get their hands dirty automating, building and maintaining the infrastructure and standards that supported 210 million active accounts and $106 billion dollars in payment volume last quarter, while delivering five nines of uptime. The Core Data Platforms team is responsible for fulfilling all data infrastructure needs of PayPal site. This includes systems support, storage engineering, database and site operations. We operate at massive scale – it’s a job like no other!

What you'll be doing...

  • Transforming the functional work experience between the database stack development and operations teams by breaking down functional silos.
  • Understanding the people, the culture and how the organization runs to build a strategy that focuses on simplifying the overall operating environment to achieve the goal of continuous delivery.
  • Replacement of manual tasks performed by more traditional system administrators and engineering roles via automation/scripting languages like Python, Ruby, Bash, Shell, etc. to ensure consistent performance of manual tasks by removing the human component and allowing teams to spend focus on the broader goals of PayPal
  • Ability to implement automation technologies and tools at any level, from requirements to development to testing and operations Systems & Storage Engineering
  • Systems administration and support over enterprise Linux & Solaris and AIX systems environments
  • Configuration management over the Linux and UNIX infrastructure
  • Develop, implement, deploy and sustain back tier infrastructure and engineering standards
  • Ensure all systems deployed are secure and hardened from any known vulnerabilities
  • Storage Engineering  and support over SAN, iSCSI and NAS storage environments
  • Continuously improve performance and systems monitoring leveraging COTS or by developing custom tools
  • Support engineering or operational initiatives related to the team’s support matrix
  • Ensure all solutions and recommended solutions are consistent IT standards and best practices

Position Prerequisite Skill Sets…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other STEM discipline
  • Seven years UNIX Systems, Storage administration or automation experience within large 24/7 mission critical enterprise environments.
  • Source Control (like Git, Bitbucket, Svn, VSTS etc)
  • Continuous Integration (like Jenkins, Bamboo, VSTS )
  • Infrastructure Automation (like Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
  • Deployment Automation & Orchestration (like Jenkins, VSTS, Octopus Deploy)
  • Container Concepts (LXD, Docker)
  • Orchestration (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm) 
  • Cloud (like AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Openstack)
  • Ability to implement automation technologies and tools at any level, from requirements to development to testing and operations
  • Basic experience and knowledge with network and Internet concepts, services and protocols
  • Applied experience. You’ve built, broken, and rebuilt software and hardware.
  • Working knowledge of network protocols and be well versed in the IP stack.
  • Working knowledge of web technologies (such as HTTP, HTML/DOM, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX)
  • Foundational knowledge Object-Oriented Design Principles, Data Structures, Algorithms, SQL/NoSQL, Operating Systems, Software Engineering


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.

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