Staff Software Engineer

  • Full Time
  • IL-Chicago
  • Mid Level

Website Paypal

Job Description Summary:

What you need to know about the role

You will lead efforts to create products to grow and improve our Fraud Protection offering. This role directly impacts our merchant partners’ profitability, helping them identify and eliminate fraudulent transactions.

Meet our team

We strive to deliver a superior customer experience, with a focus on decreasing losses and increasing revenue for our merchants. Our team is passionate about code craftsmanship and continuous improvement.

Job Description:

Your way to impact


As a Staff Software Engineer, you will define the tech stack of the product, work with the product manager to architect the requirements and guide the team to deliver features and help improve processes.



Your day to day


In your day-to-day role you will

Participate in the full development lifecycle, including design, coding, automated testing, and production releases of backend services
Collaborate closely with front-end, architecture and cross-functional teams and deliver compelling solutions
Prototype ideas quickly using cutting edge technologies
Lead and mentor junior engineers

What do you need to bring


10+ years of experience in a Software Engineer role
Proven track record working with real-world projects, solid understanding of system design/architecture
Strong CS fundamentals, solid knowledge of OOP/OOD, GoF design patterns
Proficiency with Java stack and JVM (memory/performance tuning, GC)
Solid understanding of concepts like Web Services, SOA, REST APIs, Message Queue, Distributed/Scalable Architecture

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