PayPal Sr. Data Security Engineer in Scottsdale, Arizona

Sr. Data Security Engineerin Scottsdaleat PayPal

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

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  • Employee Type: Full-Time

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 7/2/2018

  • Job ID: R0033557

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.

Job Description Summary

Our mission is to protect high value data across the diverse and complex data environments at PayPal. You should be someone who is excited by the explosion of advancements occurring in both the security and data space and the potential of products, software and processes to create possibilities in that space. As a key member of the team, creative thinking, a solid work ethic, and a passion for developing and delivering great solutions are a must.

This position enables the discovery, protection, and measurement of security of high value data, develops and delivers capabilities as needed, maintains and operates current commercial and customized tools in the data security space.

  • Support the data security program strategy in Discovery, Auditing, and other key Data Security priorities.

  • Development/Implementation of new capabilities including identifying requirements and objectives for new capabilities, POC to implementation delivery required.

  • Work with delivery teams to articulate needs and requirements to close operational gaps and requirements

  • Ensure high priority issues are addressed commensurate with issues

  • Operability of tools and capabilities – availability, performance, security

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Design and delivery execution of stand-alone and distributed applications across the entire stack that enable data security.

  • Design and integration of tools that enable identification of data that is insecurely stored and enable developers to identify data security pitfalls.

  • Partner with other stakeholders to help improve data security tools and processes.

  • Design and develop dashboards that enable bird’s eye view of data security posture. Aggregate information from various data security streams and provide state-of-the-art metrics that are transparent, reliable and reflect ground-reality of the various data security controls.

  • Effectively analyze standards of data security programs and participate in data security policy reviews and apply changes to and maintain data security tools.

Ability to Communicate:

  • Outcomes and goals to leadership as well as project/program status

  • Goal and outcomes of product to Product Delivery Teams

  • Written and relevant User Stories that drive PD teams to develop and deliver key features of the system needed to fulfill the outcomes of Data Security Scanning

  • Assurance that Enterprise Data Scanner delivers and meets the need of data security scanning across PayPal data enterprise to Discover, track and triage data security violations

  • Execute on vision of Enterprise Data Scanner

  • Provide data security architecture guidance on various use cases to product engineering teams

  • Perform security design reviews and provide subject matter expertise to assess security implications for introduction of new or different technologies within the environment and proper data protection strategies.

  • Identify security gaps, evaluate and propose appropriate remediation strategy

  • Actively engage with Compliance, Privacy and Data Governance on data security aspects

Primary Job Skills

  • Good understanding of REST-oriented APIs, understanding of distributed systems, data streaming, NoSQL solutions for creating and managing data integration pipelines for Batch and Real Time Data needs.

  • Ability to envision requirements, articulate needs, drive teams to deliver and measure efficacy of tools, people and processes.

  • Experience and good understanding of Data Lifecycle and also the tools and capabilities necessary for Data Protection is a plus.

  • Strong real-world experience with one or more of the following technologies at scale is required:

  • Stream Processing ecosystem (e.g. Kafka, Storm, Samza)

  • Hadoop-ecosystem technologies (e.g. Presto, Spark, Flink, Druid, Beam)

  • NoSQL (e.g. Cassandra, Aerospike, CockroachDB)]

  • Experience in designing and developing Java, Node.js or python/Django applications on top of RESTful APIs.

  • Proficient in one or more of Java, Scala, Python is required.

  • Solid data mining and machine learning expertise is a plus, DB/data warehouse expertise desired.

  • Information Retrieval (search/recommendation/classification), incident investigation and management.

  • Possess sound judgment, flexibility and nimbleness in changing courses and solving problems swiftly.

  • Having a passion for quality in designing and executing clean, solid, readable systems that scales and performs well.

  • Ability to multitask effortlessly and manage competing priorities under demanding deadlines

Background required:

  • 7+ years experience with Data Platforms as DBA and/or Data Architect in large and complex environments

  • Proven experience in ability to design Software solutions, drive development teams and implementation with success metrics

  • 7+ years in Security roles, designing, developing and implementing solutions across large and complex environments

  • Proven experience and knowledge in application development and deployment

  • Proven experience and knowledge in complex and diverse technology infrastructure

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.