Sr. Software Engineer- Core Architecture

  • Full Time
  • CA-Los Angeles
  • Mid Level


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:
What you need to know about the role
We’re looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join PayPal Shopping’s Core Architecture team. This is a primarily backend, platforms and systems role. You will be responsible for the evolution of multiple PayPal’s fundamental engineering services and platforms. You will be sought as an expert of frameworks, advocate for best practices and cross-team influencer.

Meet our team
You will be expected to partner with cross-functioning as well as specialized teams like SRE and Security in delivering robust, scalable, secure and resilient solutions.Job Description:
Your way to impact
Help to design, implement, and maintain platform level solutions used by other engineering teams and the larger PayPal organization
Design, build and operate APIs with a focus on performance and reliability
Participate in new feature development for the PayPal Shopping engineers to interact with our backend data architecture
Architect, design, write, review, and test code in a collaborative environment with other software engineers
Work closely with SRE and Cyber Security teams to prevent and mitigate attacks; plan and implement large scale events
Your day to day
You write idiomatic JavaScript/Node.js; Golang, Java, Python, Scala, or Ruby is helpful
You use a modern version-control system for your source code repository (Git, Mercurial, GitHub, BitBucket), are versed in cloud computing systems (GCP, AWS, etc.), and have architected with SQL data stores
You build modern, resilient and operationally sane backend systems exemplifying industry standards (HTTP REST, GraphQL, Steam processing, Big Data)
You plan for, build, evolve and scrutinize monitoring and alerting for your production systems
You are willing and able to deploy, troubleshoot, and maintain your systems in production and staging environments
What do you need to bring
Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, CircleCI, Git, Golang, Java
Experience with GraphQL, GraphQL Federation, REST APIs and supporting network protocols
Experience with a distributed SQL platform like CockroachDB or Google Spanner
At PayPal Shopping, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.
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0Our 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
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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

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