Staff Software Engineer - Java

Chicago, IL Austin, TX
API Java Spring
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. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 433 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, Xoom, and Honey) 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 Checkout serves $100+B in payment volumes across 200+ countries. We are creating a world where ‘payments’ is synonymous with PayPal. The PayPal Platform is a suite of services, which are used by internal and external developers to enable payments anytime, anywhere, and anyway. The Platform processes billions of requests each month and enables PayPal and its partners to rapidly innovate on new payment scenarios and enable new experiences. The evolution of the Platform is integral to PayPal’s long-term strategy.

Your way to impact

As a Staff Software Engineer for PayPal Checkout, you will provide technical leadership for your development team and lead the team’s participation in all phases of our software development lifecycle. You will be responsible for developing industry-leading Checkout Services that bring unquestionable value to both merchants and buyers and you will use your solid understanding of the business domain to guide the proper designs of our technical solutions. As an engineer in the development team, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the services supporting PayPal APIs and user experiences on various channels (web, mobile, etc.), as well as integration with partners. You will work closely with product, experience, and integration teams to understand the developer needs and deliver the APIs that meet their needs. We're looking for talented, motivated, detail-oriented technologists with a passion for building beautiful products and experiences. We value collaboration, communication, and a passion for achieving engineering and product excellence. 

Your day to day 

  • Lead your team’s engineering efforts and demonstrate ownership of features, projects, modules, and services that you and your team deliver. 

  • Lead design and development efforts of existing and new payment experiences using a wide variety of technologies. 

  • Play a key role in the broader architectural decision-making processes. 

  • Act as a strong advocate for clean and scalable principles and practices in all areas, including coding, documentation, automation etc. 

  • Participate in formal and informal code and design reviews to hold quality high. 

  • Be a champion of high-performing, secure, and reliable software services. 

  • Identify critical non-functional requirements for the work your team is prioritizing (Availability, Security, Performance, Scalability, etc.) 

  • Provide technical leadership to your team across all phases of the software development lifecycle. 

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with all technical and non-technical partners and stakeholders (Architecture, Developer Experience, Product, Design, Analytics, Legal, Marketing, etc.) 

  • Work with your Agile team to achieve shared understanding around the new products and features under consideration. 

  • Continuously learn by staying on top of the latest technology trends and share your knowledge and experience with your peers, adjacent teams, and across the organization. 

  • Collaborate frequently with other developers and teams to design and implement the cutting-edge reliable solutions. 

  • Understand and apply our technical architecture to ensure consistent, reliable, and secure deployments. 

  • Enhance and maintain existing product capabilities as required. 

  • Actively contribute to the test suites to enable speedy and reliable continuous integration. 

  • Guide continuous improvements to our build, deploy, and go to market processes. 

  • Bring fresh ideas for how to continuously improve our software, and your team. 

  • Advocate for ways to avoid and remediate technical debt on an ongoing basis. 

  • Actively participate in program planning, influencing the product and technology roadmap, and driving outcomes.  

What you need to bring

  • You have a bachelors or master’s degree in computer science, or a related field of study. 

  • You have 8+ years of professional experience in the software industry. 

  • You are proficient and have strong skills in Java, object oriented, and functional programming, and are familiar with all related and latest topics and technologies. 

  • You care about writing high-quality code, and you've written your fair share of automated tests to back up your code. 

  • You're passionate about high-scale, high-throughput, low-latency systems, and about creating compelling experiences and integrations  

  • You're a problem solver, and you enjoy working both independently and collaboratively to identify the root cause of any issue and solve it with a can-do mindset.  

  • You have experience mentoring less seasoned team members. 

  • You are open to and enjoy collaborating with teammates in non-technical roles as well. 

Preferred skills

  • Experience in developing software for distributed systems with high performance, scalability, and availability. 

  • Familiar and comfortable with the technologies, the tradeoffs, and the design patterns emerging in application development. 

  • Experience in developing high performance, scalable and available web services using J2EE and frameworks such as RestEasy, Spring, Apache CXF and Jersey.

  • Good understanding of web services and SOA related standards like REST/OAuth/JSON and SOAP/WSDL. 

  • Experience in payments processing or e-commerce domains. 

  • Experience working in a global-scale SaaS environment. 

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You have a bias towards action and results. 

E-Commerce Platforms FinTech Mobile Payments Transaction Processing

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