Software Engineer - Vulnerability Mgmt

3+ months agoChennai, India

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.

Paypal is looking for an individual who can balance technical risks against business risks and consistently drive for the right results. Candidate must have a passion for engineering novel solutions to complex security challenges and recognize and fill gaps in capabilities. The ability to design and build internal-facing tools that enable scaled programmatic automation is a plus. The successful candidate will have a good mix of deep technical knowledge and a demonstrated background in security operations, incident response, and emergent security intelligence.

An ideal candidate should be able to accomplish the following: 

Confidently and intelligently respond to security incidents, and proactively consider how to prevent the same type of incidents from occurring in the future.  Build security utilities and tools for internal use that enable you and your fellow Security Engineers to operate at high speed and wide scale.  Evaluate the impact to the organization of current security trends, advisories, publications, and academic research.  Strong Linux experience required.  Must be well versed with security patches, their severities and priorities, and attack vectors to understand the vulnerability risk. Ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels of sensitivity, and multiple audiences across different time zones.


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience supporting enterprise systems
  • 1 year of relevant experience in security operations responsibility.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or an equivalent combination of formal education, experience preferred.
  • Must have experience with running scripts across several thousand systems using Ansible or other equivalent tools.
  • Perl or Python programming is an added advantage.
  • Must have a strong technical background and understand system operating systems, network protocols, software installation on test platforms, and operating systems.

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

Client-provided location(s): Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job ID: 65e555e6c09f7cabfc5c6c2d15682a45acf4c95c6bab5d65cd53afa9040145d4