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MTS 2, Software Engineer, Backend



Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Description

Time Type:

Full time

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:

As a MTS Engineer for Venmo's Social Experience Services and Orchestration Platform Team, you will act as a subject matter expert for our domain. 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
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 experience backend services 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. We work to push our technology forward with respect to functionality, performance, reliability and scalability.

Job Description:

As a MTS Engineer for Venmo's Social Experience Services and Orchestration Platform Team,

you will act as a senior engineer and subject matter expert for the Social Experience Services and Orchestration Platform Engineering team. You will have the opportunity to work on one of the biggest payments platform that caters to 60 million active users and had a transaction volume of 37 billion dollars in Q2 2020 alone. And we have a YoY growth rate of 70%. Given all these fun challenges, we are a fast-paced organization going through rapid growth that is solving technical challenges at exponential scale. As an organization, we have a strong culture of committing to goals and delivering on timelines.

Your day to day

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Provides technical leadership for a small team with minimum guidance from management or senior teammates.
  • Design, estimate and implement new and refactored software services on the platform securely, reliably and at scale. Take ownership of quality of design and implementation of software components.
  • Deliver high quality code on time and follow our SDLC process.
  • Own the performance and availability of the services as well as participate in on call rotations and provide support during incidences
  • Have an appetite to learn and contribute to complex projects alongside your colleagues.
  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Interact with various non-engineering teams such as product, support, finance operations, compliance and legal.

What do you need to bring

  • Bachelor’s and/or Masters in computer science, or a related field of study, or equivalent experience
  • 8+years’ experience with Python or equivalent high-level programming language
  • Advanced skills with RDBMS and NoSQL data stores, caching solutions (e.g. Redis, ElastiCache, Hazelcast) and messaging/queuing protocols/systems such as SQS/Kafka/RabbitMQ/Pulsar
  • Ability to lead projects and mentor all levels of engineering staff, along with managing relationships with Product, Engineering Operations and non-technical business and support teams
  • Expert with distributed services and backend systems
  • Expertise with OpenSearch/ElasticSearch and designing/scaling search and discovery features
  • Expertise with building services on public cloud – AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Experience in managing infrastructure as code using Terraform
  • Experience working with fault-tolerant and scalable distributed services and systems.

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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:
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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 [email protected].

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