PayPal Lead Java Backend Engineer in San Jose, California

Lead Java Backend Engineerin San Joseat PayPal

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

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  • Employee Type: Full-Time

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 6/18/2018

  • Job ID: R0034074

About Us


At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and inclusion as our guide for making decisions and conducting business every day. It is our duty and privilege to be customer champions and put those we serve at the center of everything we do.

We are one team that respects and values diversity of thought for everyone, everywhere, and we actively seek to create an energizing workplace that brings out the best in all of us. If you’re ready to shape the future of money, join the team at PayPal. We're proud to work here. You will be too.

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 237 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.

At PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL), we put people at the center of everything we do. Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution, last year we processed 4 billion payments, of which 1 billion were made on mobile devices. PayPal gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, helping them safely access and move their money and offering a choice of how they would like to pay or be paid. With our 169 million active customer accounts, we have created an open and secure payments ecosystem that people and businesses choose to securely transact with each other online, in stores and on mobile devices.

PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies. For more information on PayPal, visit For PYPL financial information visit

We are looking for stellar software engineers to join our Alternative Payments Platform team and help us expand our support for various regional and global payment types rapidly. In this opportunity you will be delivering to critical business needs starting from ideation to rollout, responsible for scalability and performance of the current platform, as well as enhance the core platform capabilities for future use cases. You will work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation and experimentation are a given.

Responsibilities :

  • Design, implement and maintain business-critical systems.

  • Collaborate with engineering, product, architecture and cross functional teams to devise optimal engineering solutions.

  • Be able to independently design, code and test complex features, as well as lead small teams.

  • Help identify and fix performance, scalability and other issues in a time critical manner.

Job Requirements :

  • MS/BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • 8+ years of experience developing software, primarily with object-oriented languages such as JAVA/J2EE.

  • Strong hands-on experience with Java MVC frameworks and common open-source technologies (Spring, JDBC, RestEasy, Hibernate)

  • Strong hands-on experience with REST API’s, Web Services, Unit Testing, Java Build tools.

  • Experience developing data-driven applications using an industry standard RDBMS (Oracle, MySQL etc) and/or NoSQL(MongoDB, CouchBase etc)

  • Experience applying software design patterns.

  • Experience using industry standard software development tools (IDE / Version Control / Continuous Integration).

  • Have a passion for developing high quality and robust code that scales and performs well

  • Highly motivated, goal driven, can-do approach.

  • Innovative, entrepreneurial, team player, ability to multi-task.

Additional requirements:

  • Experience leading projects or teams is a plus

  • Payments or e-commerce industry experience is a plus

  • Experience on front end technologies is a plus

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.


Individuals seeking employment at PayPal are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You have the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.