Systems Site Engineering - Entry Level (Undergrad) in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/30/2018

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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 210 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.

The Site Engineering Center (also known as SE Center or SEC) for PayPal is located at the San Jose office with teams at some of our other office locations as well. The SEC operates 24×7. The team is primarily responsible for the availability and reliability of the PayPal website. The organization is primarily focused on preventing and repairing site incidents.

Build, Deploy and Monitor Windows and Unix / Linux Virtual machines for performance issues and stability concerns

Configuring and deploying Load balancers for high volume traffic- Managing configuration and deployment of virtualization solutions

Regular application installations, configurations, and day-to-day administration

Troubleshoot hardware and software issues as they arise- Staying familiar with new versions of applications used on servers

Liaise with vendors and professional services

Develop tools to help streamline day to day operations


 Basic Requirements:

  • Earning a Bachelor’s degree  in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university, between December 2017 and August 2018
  • Excellent Computer Science fundamentals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Server administration
  • Experience in Linux Red Hat/Ubuntu server administration
  • Experience in load balancer configuration and maintenance
  • Ability to work well with a team in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
  • Experience with documenting procedures and knowledge management
  • Familiarity with networking, load balancing, virtualization
  • Knowledge and understanding of network applications, web servers, firewalls, databases
  • Systems management experience in troubleshooting IO, disk space and system resource issues
  • Knowledge of Perl, Python, PHP, XML, and MySQL and other scripting languages is a must

Position Location:  San Jose


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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