PayPal Sr. Technical Architect in San Jose, California
Sr. Technical Architectin San Joseat PayPal
Date Posted: 2/27/2018
Employee Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Date Posted: 2/27/2018
Job ID: R0029055
HELP US REIMAGINE MONEY.
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.
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 210 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.
Global Risk Architecture team is looking for a talented and highly motivated seasoned architect to join the team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and self-motivated individual with strong consulting, technology skills, commitment to quality, positive work ethic and a "can do" attitude.
In this position, you will architect platforms that impacts millions of users across the global exchanging billions of dollars every day. We are innovating decision management platform to provide safe digital payments ecosystem. Our platforms process massive data, runs sophisticated analytics and provide low latency decisions to detect fraud and provide insights to help improve user experience.
You will serve as a key technologist for Risk and Compliance Engineering teams who are responsible for:
• fraud detection, risk management and regulatory compliance services across PayPal – globally
• designing, developing, enhancing and supporting services that get called across every interaction between PayPal and its users and partners
Solutions built need to scale across millions of such interactions, working with petabyte plus data, integrating with various other APIs in real time and yet providing high availability and configurability to the business.
Develop strong partnership with business, product and engineering leaders to define business, product and technology architecture
Gain deep understanding of domain and industry best practices to develop technical vision and strategy
Define and maintain long term architecture (LTA) with 24 months outlook
Effectively communicate technology strategies and trade-offs both up to senior and executive management and down to development teams
Get sponsorship and alignment to ensure LTA is baked into product roadmaps
Deliver exemplar architecture modeling using standard frameworks such as 4+1 view
Review solution designs to determine their technical viability and their relevance to the business goals
Responsible for creating simple API’s, easy integration patterns for external services
Develop and govern repeatable design strategies and patterns to ensure consistent solutions
Guide engineering teams toward a common methodology
10+ years of relevant work experience required
Fluency in C++ and Java
Familiarity with new frameworks, platform trends in the space of Big Data and Distributed Systems – Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, Elastic Search, Graph DB etc. Lead various Technology Assessments.
Rationale for technology selection – What capabilities does the technology provide, where the technology is most useful and when to use it/when not to use it. Lead a team in utilizing technologies by discussing requirements, modifications and enhancements
Understand technology architecture
Challenges in using such technologies
Familiarity with architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, IEEE 1471, 4+1 Views and Archimate
Documenting Solution Design and Architecture
Option Analysis and Recommendations with costs/benefits, high-level tradeoffs, constraints and assumptions
Define/Refine Architecture Guidelines and Principles
Detailed Designs (RESTful API design)
Delivering proof of concepts and reference implementations
Excellent communication skills; Verbal, written and presentation skills and interpersonal skills
Mentor architects and engineers
Cross-Functional collaboration with various stakeholders and partners (Business, Product, Engg, and Arch)
Comfortable with context switching and managing across multiple priorities
Make high quality decisions with limited information
Thrive in an environment of constant change
Be a quick learner undaunted by complex systems
Experience in the payments or ecommerce industry
Prior knowledge of Risk Management and Fraud Detection technologies in the Payments industry 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.