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Staff Software Engineer - Backend Python

Staff Software Engineer - Backend Python
PayPal
remote
2 months ago

About PayPal

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to revolutionize commerce globally to make moving money, selling and shopping, personalized and secure.

Job Description Summary

At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world.

Job Description

What you need to know about the role:

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will act as a subject matter expert. We are looking for technologists with the highest levels of technical talent, programming, and communication skills with a keen desire to deeply understand our product and how to make our systems stronger and more resilient.

Meet our team

At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world.

Your way to impact

Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our user’s needs and wants. We teach and learn from one another and push each other to be at our creative and analytical best.

In your day-to-day role you will:

  • Lead engineering efforts and team level processes by defining outcomes for others, refining ongoing processes, and providing technical advice to senior leaders on systems, solutions, challenges and strategy.
  • Evangelist for technical standards, engineering best practices, and quality across larger Venmo team and PayPal, Inc. Determines the technical tasks that other engineers will follow.
  • Support end-to-end ownership of design, implementation and operational excellence of software components while proactively improving existing structures and processes.
  • Contribute to the technical engineering roadmap by completing quality and thorough assessments of implementation alternatives and their associated tradeoffs and providing recommendations.
  • Be consistently solutions-focused while contributing to the vision of domain and larger Venmo & PayPal technical engineering roadmap.

What Do You Need to Bring

  • 8+ years of experience in backend development
  • Experience in all phases of enterprise software design, development and testing.
  • Highly skilled with one object-oriented/object function scripting language: preferred Python.
  • Experience with RDBMS and NoSQL data stores, caching solutions (e.g. Redis, ElastiCache, Hazelcast) and messaging/queuing protocols/systems such as SQS/Kafka/RabbitMQ/Pulsar
  • Experience with distributed services and backend systems
  • Experience with building services on the public cloud – AWS, GCP, Azure.
  • Experience working with fault-tolerant and scalable distributed services and systems.

Additional Job Description

  • Subsidiary: Venmo
  • Travel Percent: 0

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.

PayPal has been revolutionizing commerce globally for more than 25 years. Creating innovative experiences that make moving money, selling, and shopping simple, personalized, and secure, PayPal empowers consumers and businesses in approximately 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit , and .

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 .

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