PayPal Software Infrastructure Engineer in San Francisco, California

Software Infrastructure Engineerin San Francisco-Xoomat PayPal

Date Posted: 10/17/2018

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  • Date Posted: 10/17/2018

  • Job ID: R0034928

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 254 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.

Xoom, A PayPal Service, is revolutionizing the global digital money services market by providing people with an easy, convenient and cost-effective means of sending money worldwide. We offer a secure, fast and inexpensive means of sending money, paying bills and topping up prepaid services across multiple digital platforms to recipients in over 130 countries and counting around the world.

Xoom’s Infrastructure Engineering Team is looking for a operations-minded software engineer to help evolve our microservice-based platform. We address cross-cutting concerns: libraries, frameworks, tooling, security, and performance testing. Our contributions affect the entire engineering organization.

Our roots are in the Java world, but nowadays we work with many technologies such as Node.js and Golang. Docker is central to our stack. The best tool for the job.

Note: We are considering senior, junior, and candidates in between. Senior candidates are expected to have experience with most of the items on this list; junior candidates will be familiar with some.


Maintain and improve our Java libraries and frameworks (Spring/SpringBoot)

Contribute to our AuthN, AuthZ, Identity management systems

Advance our microservice-based architecture with better tooling and middleware (think Zipkin, LinkerD, Envoy, Kubernetes)

Assist with development of our performance testing system and associated tooling

Work across teams to identify / prioritize features

Accelerate our changes by jumping into business applications to update libraries and infrastructure code

Keep up-to-date with the latest thinking around microservices, containers, and container management systems


Software development experience in Java

Docker container development

Robust networking knowledge

Operations instincts. How do we make our Ops teams' jobs easier?

Passionate learner and technology adopter

Ability to communicate and document clearly

Works well in teams and across business functions


Experience in performance testing/analysis

Grafana, InfluxDB, Prometheus

Scripting in Bash, Python, Ruby.

Splunk or ELK logging systems




Golang, Node.js


B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

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.

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