Software Engineer

Paypal Montgomery , AL 36101

Posted 2 months ago

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.

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Job Description Summary:

  • Open to hire remotely anywhere in the US*

About us:

Braintree lets you move money from one place to another safely and securely.

Every time you pay for an Uber ride, book a stay through Airbnb, or pay with PayPal when you check out online, you're probably using our product. It sounds complex (and it is), but we make it so simple you can't tell we're there.

We solve world-scale problems and provide opportunities to match. We build

diverse teams that recognize our strengths and allow us to work on our

weaknesses. You bring skills and a relentless focus on the customer, and we'll

provide the support you need to do the best work of your life.

The Team:

Our focus is teaming with smart engineers who are passionate about their craft and excited to build software for our unique solutions in the space.

At Braintree, developers have the chance to work on various teams and stacks.

Although most of our software is written in Ruby, we believe in using the best tool for the job. For example, we've written data platforms in Clojure, payment gateways in Java, and contextual commerce in Ruby. Here's more:

We build what we love and we own what we build. We take great care to

build the best products and we ensure its quality by running it ourselves in


Communication is key to our process. Many teams program in pairs, which

means you always have another set of eyes to help you.

We practice test-driven development and believe that it helps us deliver

simple solutions focused on real customer needs. We have no QA department

  • developers test, release and monitor their own code.

We keep the team in sync with daily stand-ups and have regular

retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for


We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and

experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the

best possible product.

The Role:

As a member of Team Streams, you will be responsible for maintaining and building the core technologies connecting our business. You will collaborate with our customers, technical leadership, and your peers to find new ways of making our platform even more resilient, robust and scalable.

What You'll Do:

Scale our Kafka infrastructure to meet customer demands.

Write code in a variety of languages to connect our product with different

software within the organization.

Improve our observability, monitoring, and alerting.

Work daily with technologies such as Kubernetes, AWS, Terraform, Puppet

and Ansible to build and manage our infrastructure.

Collaborate with business units to determine how best to move data across

the company.

Actively participate in design sessions and publish internal RFCs to build

consensus for larger decisions.

Participate in an on-call rotation for the systems that you help build and


Be part of incident reviews and blameless postmortems.

What We're Looking For

Experience with the concepts underlying software such as Kafka, etcd, Redis.

Familiarity with orchestration tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, etc.).

Familiarity with building solutions in the Cloud (ideally AWS).

Software Development background with a record of improving existing

codebases, especially in: Ruby, Java, or shell scripts.

Ability to support a 24/7/365 always-available production grade service.

Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems and administration.

Conceptual understanding of debugging complex issues in production


Familiarity with monitoring/logging tools and best practices.

Familiarity with the software release lifecycle using modern distributed

version control (e.g. git).

Experience working in highly collaborative teams with diverse personalities

and skillsets.

Solid communication skills and the ability to explain concepts to stakeholders

across teams with varying levels of technical knowledge.

We understand that an individual applicant may not meet all these requirements. We also recognize that impostor syndrome is real, so if working with these technologies at a global scale interests you we encourage you to apply, even if you don't currently check every box.

Job Description:

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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:

Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.

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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