Software Engineer 3

3+ months ago

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 392 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.

Software engineers at PayPal develop innovative solutions and high-quality products that touch millions of people every day around the globe. Our engineers solve some of the most complex technical problems in the world of connected payments across all business units, including PayPal, Braintree, Venmo, Paydiant and others. We are looking for the highest levels of technical talent and programming skills, as well as a keen desire to deeply understand our products and services to push our technology forward with respect to functionality, performance, reliability, and scalability. You’ll work alongside the best and the brightest engineering talent in the industry. We have opportunities in a wide range of areas including development, design, search, platform, test, quality, big data, front end and back end. As a core participant of your team, you’ll estimate engineering efforts, prioritize projects, plan implementations, and triage production issues. You need to be dynamic, collaborative, and curious as we build new experiences, improve existing products, and develop distributed systems powering the world’s largest e-commerce and payments websites at a scale only a few companies can match.

The Monitoring Team at PayPal is responsible for providing world-class platform that can collect, ingest, store, alert and visualize data from many different sources in PayPal – like application logs, infrastructure, Virtual Machines, Containers, Network, Load Balancers etc. The platform should provide functionalities that enables different teams in PayPal to gain business insights and debugging/triaging of issues in an easy-to-use and intuitive and self-service manner. The platform should be scalable to support the data needs for PayPal (fortune 500 company); be highly available at 99.9% or higher; be reliable and fault-tolerant across the different physical data centers and thousands for micro services.

The existing monitoring platform is built using a mix of proprietary solutions and open-source framework and technologies like Flink, Kafka, Java, GoLang, HBase, OpenTSDB, Elastic Search and Druid. The team is replacing this existing monitoring system with a Splunk/Signal FX Observability Platform. Experience in Splunk and/or SignalFx is helpful.

A successful candidate will require understanding of the monitoring domain, industry trends for monitoring and most importantly hands-on with programming skills. Candidate should have working knowledge of dev-sec-ops, understanding of cloud technologies, automation systems, data centers, load balancing, as well as excellent communication and planning skills. The engineer will be responsible for the long-term reliability and scalability of the system and will be involved in implementations that avoid/minimize the day-to-day support work to keep the systems up and running. If you are passionate about systems design, scaling beyond 99.9% reliability and working in a highly dynamic environment with a team of smart and talented engineers then this is the job for you.

Basic Requirements

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science degree or related field from an accredited college or university
  • experience working with or familiarity around Java, Python
  • Very strong foundational knowledge in Object-Oriented Design Principles, Data Structures, Algorithms, SQL/NoSQL, Operating Systems, and Software Engineering
  • Interest/experience in Machine learning
  • Strong applied experience. You’ve built, broken, and rebuilt software applications. We’re looking for creative thinkers who also know how to create real-world products


  • Understand the different use cases for the Monitoring Domain across the different teams and help guide evaluation, building and adoption of a next generation Monitoring Platform for PayPal that is scalable, reliable and fault-tolerant. Help with evaluation using Proof of Concept on the different options/solutions selected that should solve for all the use cases.
  • Collaborate with other engineers on code reviews, internal infrastructure improvements and process enhancements.
  • Ensure minimal operational overhead by automating maintenance tasks with easily manageable configurations, solving scalability bottlenecks to improve performance and maximize system availability by ensuring functional and performance SLAs.
  • Design, implement, and test complex, multi-tier distributed software application frameworks collaboratively with peers and technical leaders.
  • Ability to find and help fix performance, scalability, and other live issues in a very time critical environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members to achieve end vision

Required Skills:

  • Should be able to isolate errors by trouble-shooting the application stack from application to framework to underlying infrastructure dependencies and network.
  • Knowledge of Devops container/orchestration tools (Kubernetes, Docker, Puppet, etc)
  • Hands-On experience in Java, Python or GoLang, NoSQL data stores like Hbase, Couchbase and working knowledge with messaging platforms like KAFKA.
  • Hands-on knowledge of OOP/OOD/Functional languages along with understanding of concurrency, parallelism, networking, with profound data structure & algorithms.
  • Experience with REST API, GIT, Docker, Jenkins, RxJava and Spring boot.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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

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