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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023
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.

Job Description Summary:
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. This is a full-time hybrid Senior Software Engineer role at PayPal located in San Jose, CA. This is a primarily backend role and you will be sought as an expert of frameworks, advocate for best practices and cross-team influencer. Merchant Engineering's mission is to simplify commerce by providing a one-stop payment platform for all customer segments. We are the customer-facing teams within Product and Platform Engineering building the touch points that interact with our customers across all stacks (PayPal, Braintree and Hyperwallet), across all channels (online and in-store, web and mobile) for our Merchants. Within Commerce Solutions and Services, PayPal's Complete Payments team is looking for a talented Sr. Software Engineer with strong application engineering fundamentals and Java programming experience to design and build solutions supporting our merchant engagement strategy. Every day we come to work looking to develop innovative solutions that deliver high customer value on a scale, especially to Partner & SMB segment. If you are excited about solving hard problems for our customers, working with a passionate and dedicated engineering team, and are focused on constant improvement as an engineer then please apply.

Job Description:
As a member of our engineering team, you will be responsible for developing, designing, and maintaining software solutions and applications that are used by millions of people and businesses worldwide. Your skills in critical thinking, collaboration, influence and creativity will help us drive innovation and deliver high-quality products and services to our customers.

Your day-to-day:

  • Develop efficient, elegant, clean, reusable code and deliver quality solutions on schedule.
  • Design and develop software that is simple, bug-free, intuitive, and easy to use with platform development mindset.
  • Participate and collaborate with Product Owner/ Cross functional teams in the organization to understand the business requirements and to deliver solutions that can scale.
  • Monitor products & applications in production.
  • Triage, debug, and fix bugs.

What do you need to bring:

  • 8+ years of professional experience in software development, with a strong emphasis on backend development in Java.
  • High proficiency and strong skills in Java, J2EE Technologies, object-oriented, REST API's and functional programming.
  • SOA / Web Services expertise.
  • MVC frameworks such as Spring along with Sprint boot
  • Experience or Familiarity with any of database technologies like Oracle or MySQL.
  • Strong analytics & problem-solving skills with a solid foundation in algorithms, data structures and common design patterns.
  • 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.
  • Expertise in designing and delivering large scale distributed systems.
  • Understanding of advanced object-oriented design and development principles.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision in a team to define, design, implement, test, release rollout, and support software applications for PayPal.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Must exhibit strong leadership by mentoring, & showcasing influence, negotiation, and technical skills.
  • Proficient using industry standards and technical expertise to establish best practices and strategic technical solutions
  • Expertise in online payments and related domains is a plus.
  • Finally, A constant desire to grow, learn, and explore new things.

Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Must reside in the U.S.
  • Must be able to obtain authorization to work in the U.S.

PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit

The U.S. national annual pay range for this role is $84500 to $204600

Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

Who We Are:

To learn more about our culture and community visit

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

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

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

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