Senior Staff Software Engineer


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:

What you need to know about the role As a Senior Staff Software Engineer, you will own one of our critical domains, leading one or two major initiatives related to your domain. You will be part of the architect group that defines the future of the Company’s technical development. You will be a hands-on contributor that teaches by example and mentors other engineers and product owners on how to improve their development, using our systems, by driving best practices. Our technical stack: AWS, EKS, Docker, GitHub Enterprise, Terraform, GitHub Actions, DataDog, Bash, Python, Go.  Meet our team The Venmo Infrastructure and DevOps team is responsible for keeping all user-facing services, production and development systems running smoothly. We own Venmo’s infrastructure end-to-end: operations, automation, security and compliance, release engineering, incident management, etc. We work on the mix of SRE, TechOps and DevOps projects. On DevOps side we own CICD infrastructure, smart and secure pipelines, self-serviced secret management systems, development environments, microservices scaffolding, testing frameworks and others.

Job Description:

Your way to impact 

  • Own and develop your domain: Compute, Networking or Routing.   

  • Lead initiatives end-to-end: internal teams rarely have dedicated project managers – you will wear this hat too. You will define the design, identify stakeholders, navigate risks, obstacles and changes, coordinate the work of your colleagues, implement, advertise and overall be the guarantor of the project delivery on time and on quality.    

  • Strive to help fellow engineers to develop and deliver their code faster and in a secure way.

Your day-to-day 

  • In your day-to-day role, you will be part of our on-call rotation.  

  • Coach/mentor engineers on design principles and best practices.   

  • Recognize, validate and evangelize emerging technologies and architectures that align with business objectives.   

  • Lead by doing and meaningfully contributing to engineering teams’ production operations improvements.   

  • Develop tools and automation to manage infrastructure and application configuration via code and improve the operations quality, reliability, and stability of our systems. 

What do you need to bring 

  • Bachelors and/or master’s in computer science or related field of study.    

  • 8+ years’ experience in software development or a related field and 3+ years’ experience operating distributed applications 24x7x365, as part of DevOps or SRE team.  

  • technical leadership experience is a big plus

  • Extensive hands-on experience with designing, implementing and supporting infrastructure to support global-scale services.  

  • Deep hands-on experience with IaaS and PaaS solutions from AWS (or similar cloud provider).    

  • Hands-on programming and scripting (Python, Java, Bash, Go), containers & container orchestration: Docker, Kubernetes   

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience.  

 We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don’t

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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 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 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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