Sr. Software Engineer


April 13, 2021

Who we are: 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 375 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.
Job Description Summary: Does it excite you to work on systems that process billions of dollars in payments per year in 195+ countries? How about making an impact on 250+ million PayPal users around the world? PayPal Core Payment Platform team is looking for a talented, creative, and passionate back end engineer in the Data team. As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will work with extremely talented peers in a fun environment building performance efficient, highly scalable, configurable and available systems. You will work in an agile environment with a focus on problem solving and engineering excellence.
Job Description:
Your primary responsibilities include:
  • Design, develop and test high throughput back-end systems
  • Develop efficient, elegant, clean code with no unnecessary complication or abstraction
  • Lead code review sessions
  • Passionate about low latency systems
  • Ability to deal with high volume data
  • Continuously look for opportunities for performance tuning
  • Collaborate with other engineers, architects and DBAs
  • Collaborate with Product Managers

Background we are looking for:
  • You love solving problems and building solutions.
  • You’re self-motivated and have a demonstrated track record of self-learning and going above and beyond
  • You’re excited to create high traffic backend distributed services for customers
  • You want to hit the ground running on Day 1; you take ownership of your work and can work independently.
  • You’ve designed and clearly understand concepts like Web Services, SOA, REST APIs, SPRING Framework.
  • You know the fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming using Java, C++; familiarity with additional development tools such as JUnit, Maven & Jenkins is a plus.
  • You have experience working with JavaScript, NodeJS etc. to showcase your creativity.
  • You love Git and are at home with source control concepts such as merge, rebase and pull.
  • You’ve used SQL & NoSQL solutions and understand the pros and cons of relational and free form databases. Good hands on experience in RDBMS databases.
  • You believe in Agile development and putting the customer first in anything you design; experience with SCRUM is a plus.
  • You’re a strong advocate of good coding standards and like the use of coding tools that will push you to improve the code you deliver like Sonar.
  • You know how to identify performance bottlenecks and use good coding patterns to avoid them in the first place.

  • 4+ years of industry experience working on large scale systems
  • BE or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field
  • Experience with HTTP, REST API's and competent designing and building web services/micro-services in a commercial setting.
  • Proficient in back-end development using Java EE technologies (e.g. restful services, spring stack development)
  • Experience using SQL and NoSQL database technologies
  • Competent in software development tools (e.g. Java build tools, GiT, GitHub, PR reviews, Git branching strategies, Maven) and best practices (e.g. unit testing, test automation, continuous integration, etc.).
  • Strong foundational knowledge in Object-Oriented Design Principles, Data Structures, Algorithms, SQL/NoSQL, Operating Systems.
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal.

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.