Senior Enterprise Architect

PayPal

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Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 210 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

As a member of PayPal's Strategic Architecture team based in APAC, the Senior Enterprise Architect will be a thought leader in the design, development, and communication of patterns, best practices, and implementations across all of our technology teams and business units.

PayPal's technology organization designs, develops, and maintains mobile, web, and back office systems that support the company's over 218 million active customers around the globe. The Strategic Architecture Team defines PayPal's technology strategy and its implementation throughout our infrastructure. Working across the entirety of the technology organization and business units, our team drives informed decisions and responsible implementations of solutions that support our current and anticipated business growth and product innovation.


The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated technologist with excellent verbal and written communication skills. He or she will have a good understanding of business acumen in order to translate between high level requirements and detailed software designs. Experience delivering enterprise or internet scale software solutions in C++ and Java is a must. Job responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical leadership to product development, management, and business units to strengthen and extend PayPal's core architecture

  • Collecting metrics and analyzing existing designs and implementations to determine ways to improve existing capabilities, and designing and architecting world-class technology solutions to meet new and anticipated business and technical needs

  • Delivering high quality, high performance architectures and designs that balance availability, scalability, and functionality with rapid time to market

  • Working directly with development teams to address high priority technical challenges and escalations


Architects within Strategic Architecture are expected to have a holistic view across the technology organization in order to:

  • Drive technical designs to consensus and approval as a leader within PayPal's cross-functional technology team
  • Define and deliver patterns, reference architectures, best practices, and where appropriate, implementations, for technology design and execution
  • Set strategic technical direction across PayPal's federated architecture group, and lead cross functional efforts to improve technical capabilities and non-functional attributes across all architectural domains
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of most or all technical domains at PayPal, with the ability to decompose complex systems into a collection of components aligned to those domains.
  • Represent PayPal's technology organization in discussions with business units and external partners
  • Guide the selection of technologies across multiple projects and/or teams
  • Build prototypes and educate the business of new technologies and techniques
  • Identify and mentor critical engineering talent; identify and recruit technical leaders into the organization. Train and mentor other developers.

Knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and education required to perform job.

  • Be passionate about providing world-class solutions for millions of customers across the world. 
  • Have strong business and technical vision and the ability to communicate this vision to multiple audiences.
  • Exhibit strong leadership and exceptional technical skills.
  • Possess a proven history of innovation in a high-pressure environment.
  • Fluency in C++ and Java
  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale software development, OLTP systems, and/or high-volume websites and web services.
  • Experience in consumer-oriented product development and marketing technologies
  • Thrive in an environment of constant change
  • Ability to make high quality decisions with limited information
  • Be a quick learner undaunted by complex systems
  • Experience in the payments or eCommerce industry is a plus
  • Experience with large scale data systems is a plus

BS EE or CS degree; 8+ years related experience (or Masters and 6 + years related experience or PhD and 4+ years experience


We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day.  We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect.  Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions.  We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment.  Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.


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.



We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

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.
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