Software Engineer 2 at PayPal Inc. in San Francisco, California

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:

Who we are

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We're a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We're guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

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Job Description Summary:
We are looking for a talented software engineer to help us strengthen our world class risk prevention and mitigation systems in order to successfully combat cybercrime. The P2P team is responsible for fraud detection, risk management and regulatory compliance services across PayPal, specializing in money movement between users. We facilitate this money movement by designing, implementing, and supporting systems that detect patterns that might indicate fraudulent activity when users use PayPal to send money. In this versatile role, you will be responsible for helping shape the future of mission critical risk systems by using a combination of analytical, technical, and communication skills. You will be collaborating closely with engineering, product and operations to design and develop features for our highly complex and heavily distributed risk environment. Our engineers build strong competencies in data structures and algorithms, along with a deep understanding of business processes.

Job Description:


•Own implementation of a module/application/product

•Participate complex architectural discussions that involve multiple systemswithin a large, distributed architecture

•Identify any product/functionality gaps and collaborate internal product and technology teams to define the necessary development to support solution delivery.

•Drive integration efforts and lead critical work streams of strategic initiatives sponsored by senior executives

•Drive engineering excellency through CI/CD/testautomation

•Engineer stable, performant systems by proactively discovering and mitigating production issues

•Drive engineering excellency by creating reusable, production-ready frameworks

  • Produce code that is sufficiently supported by unit tests

  • Develop and maintain technical documentation related to the project

  • Participate in demonstration of completed work to stakeholders

  • Support adjacent teams by providing technical documentation and answering questions

  • Participate in peer code reviews

  • Participate fully in all scrum team activities

  • Database design, programming, tuning and query optimization.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent experience).

  • Expert knowledge in Java, Spring framework, REST

  • Experience with version control systems (e.g.GIT)

  • Experience asynchronous patterns and messaging frameworks (e.g.Kafka)

  • Experience in various architecture design patterns, design and implementation of Financial Systems/Platforms.

  • Expertise in designing for reliability, availability, scalability and performance in highly regulated Financial Services industry preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to create structure and drive progress in an ambiguous environment

  • Demonstrated ability to scope, create and successfully deploy new strategy/ initiatives / capabilities

  • Experienceto interactwith engineering teams from multiple locations and time zones

  • 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.

  • Competent in software engineering tools (e.g.Java build tools) and best practices (e.g.unit testing, test automation, continuous integration, etc.).

  • Should have goodwritten and verbalcommunication skills.


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For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal's 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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 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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