Research Engineer PayPal
eBay Inc. - San Jose, CA

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PayPal Labs is looking for a talented software generalist to assist in prototyping and building an entirely new web technology. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with well-known industry experts creating what we hope will become a ubiquitous standard supported across the internet. We're looking for candidates with a solid base of technical ability, but we don't expect you to have all of the answers right away -- after all, this is research! We need collaborative people with these kinds of personal qualities:

Lateral thin king and perseverance in achieving goals

Willingness to contribute ideas and learn from others on the team

Enthusiasm for and interest in building server and client platforms, tools, and capabilities supporting millions

Job Requirements

Extraordinary skills in JavaScript and C++

Deep understanding of software architectural patterns

Familiarity with open source and open source development methodologies

Understanding of issues around performance and scaling

  • nix shells, tools, technologies
Experience with Node.js and related modules desired

Background in security and/or graphics technologies is a plus

About PayPal:
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online, via a mobile device and in store. The service gives people simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information, and with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With 128 million active accounts in 193 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global commerce, processing more than 7.6 million payments every day. Because PayPal helps people transact anytime, anywhere and in any way, the company is a driving force behind the growth of mobile commerce and expects to process $20 billion in mobile payments in 2013.

Every day at PayPal, we are changing the way the world does business by challenging the status quo, innovating and enabling business between millions of people across the globe. What we do at PayPal has never been done before and it has a tremendous impact! We build BIG and NEW products to drive worldwide commerce. Be it the next mobile payments solution, or a high availability money movement platform, we solve problems on a scale you just can't find elsewhere. PayPal continues to push the boundaries of technology by investing in individuals who passionately believe in the potential of innovative technologies that make up a global market place.

At PayPal/eBay, no matter which of our offices, brands, or locations you call home, you’ll discover consistent benefits that are intended to support you—in your work, your life, your passions, and your future. This is where innovation meets reality! Are you an individual who is ready to grow and join our global community? Would you just like to know more about our latest and greatest projects? We would love to talk to you about it!

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BSCS or BSEE or Other Related 4yr Technical Degree


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