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Georgia Fintech Academy

Member of Technical Staff



Durham, NC, USA · North Carolina, USA · United States
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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.

Job Description Summary:
What you need to know about the role: This role is critical in ensuring the security, scalability, and efficiency of the identity infrastructure, aligning with business objectives and compliance requirements. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of identity and access management technologies, strong leadership skills, a strategic mindset, and motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. Meet our team: The Identity Engineering team is responsible for providing Identity & Access Management capabilities for PayPal users and partners. We design, develop, and enhance services that are called across every interaction between PayPal and its users and partners. Our solutions must scale across billions of such interactions, working with petabyte plus data, integrating with various other APIs in real-time and providing high availability and configurability to the business. To achieve this, we are always looking at advances in technology and science and tying those back to business needs. Job Description Your way to impact: As Member of Technical Staff in the Identity Engineering organization, you will play a pivotal role in developing, implementing, and maintaining the company’s identity and access management systems. You will architect and implement robust solutions to complex problems. Our team is fast and innovative, following agile methodologies. If you are self-driven, passionate about Identity technology, a team- player and have effective communication skills, this role will fascinate you.

Job Description:
Your day-to-day:

  • Engage with multiple teams of highly talented engineers and architects to design and develop highly scalable, secure and configurable identity solutions that meet the needs of our customers and stakeholders.
  • Actively engage with leadership across Product, Architecture, Design and Engineering to design, propose, discuss and refine new features and functionality.
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams, IT, and business stakeholders to understand requirements and deliver innovative identity solutions that meet organizational needs.
  • Communicate with stakeholders on technical standards, principles, methodologies and trends.
  • Enhance overall system operational characteristics by establishing best practices for code quality, reduction in tech debt, building frameworks or shared techniques to improve engineering effectiveness.
  • Identify opportunities for refactoring, API changes, solution designs and other types of tech debt remediation.
  • Influence management for driving technical decision-making for the right selection of technology by giving forthright, understandable, and actionable advice.
  • Work with standards defining organizations to understand the evolving standards, identify gaps, provide inputs on platform gaps, contribute to roadmap planning to build world class CIAM platform.
  • Drive decision-making with team members with different views for simple to complex problems with the business requirements to help synthesize the best solution.
  • Engage with business team, highly analytical and have experience designing and implementing A/B tests, with approach like data-based experiments. You know exactly what and how to track business metrics and KPIs.

What you need to bring:

  • You must have significant business knowledge and technical expertise in application design and architecture, as well as knowledge of related domains of technical architectures (network, security, and infrastructure engineering), information architectures, and data architectures.
  • In-depth knowledge of identity management technologies, protocols, and standards, and competent in designing solutions for reliability, availability, scalability, and performance.
  • Knowledge of Identity standards such as OAuth 2.0, Open ID Connect, SCIM etc.
  • Must be a self- starter, work independently or as a team member, and have strong communication skills in interfacing with business partners and the Technology.
  • Deep understanding of modern web applications design architecture, good API design patterns, performance, and scale.
  • Deep understanding of application security, information security, web application fundamentals, authentication & authorization protocols.
  • Deep understanding of various customer interacting device, browser, mobile web, Native apps such as iOS, Android and related working fundamentals.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience, such as being an architect or tech lead for high impact customer facing product development.
  • You must have experience in modern technologies such as JavaScript, Typescript, React, NextJs, Node.
  • Understands use cases for advanced design patterns (e.g., service-to-worker, MVC, API gateway, intercepting filter, dependency injection, lazy loading etc) to implement efficient code.
  • Strong OOP skills, with ability to analyze requirements and transform into scalable software designs.
  • Experience with HTTP, REST API's and competent designing and building web services/microservices in a commercial setting.
  • Experience with Design Patterns, MVC and frameworks (e.g. Spring).
  • Competent in software engineering tools (e.g. Java build tools) and best practices (e.g. unit testing, test automation, continuous integration, etc.).
  • Serve as a strong advocate of code craftsmanship, good coding standards and use of tools that will improve the quality of the delivered code.
  • Experience with using Agile/Scrum methodology for software development.
  • Deep understanding of web services and SOA related standards like REST/OAuth/JSON and SOAP/WSDL.
  • Extra credit: Provide your GitHub account or code samples with your resume!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • A solid grounding in Computer Science fundamentals.
  • 8-12 years of experience building successful production software systems and Identity solutions

PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit

The U.S. national annual pay range for this role is $84500 to $204600

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 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

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