Data Engineer

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States Full-time


Company Overview: 

At PayPal, we believe that small businesses are the engine of the new global economy, and that small business owners should be able to access the capital they need, when they need it, based on the strength of their business.  That’s why we launched PayPal Working Capital in 2013, a unique business financing product that has responsibly provided access to more than $3 billion in funding to more than 115,000 small businesses. Increasing access to capital is vital to the success of small businesses and is a strategic offering for PayPal, which drives merchants' sales growth, increases processing volume, and reduces merchant churn. 

As part of our continued efforts to support the hard work of small business owners and entrepreneurs, at the end of 2016 PayPal and Swift Financial partnered up to provide access to business loans to current and prospective PayPal customers.  What we soon discovered is that by joining forces with Swift Financial, we could set an unparalleled standard for business financing solutions.  In August 2017, we announced our intention to acquire Swift Financial and on September 19, 2017, Swift Financial officially joined the PayPal family

While PayPal Working Capital provides access to capital based exclusively on proprietary insights, Swift’s technology will allow us to assess supplemental information to more fully understand the strength of a business and provide access to complementary financing products to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. With these capabilities, Swift Financial will help accelerate our efforts to democratize financial services by enabling PayPal to further fill the small business funding gap.  Together, PayPal and Swift Financial can help unleash the potential of small businesses. 

Department Overview: 

We’re looking to grow our elite technology team of collaborative and talented engineers. The right candidate will be involved in utilizing big data architecture that includes using leading-edge innovation for fueling rapid business growth. You will help us run a crucial and innovative business function in a cloud-based data architecture, with bleeding-edge data trends and technologies in the AWS cloud. 

Only experienced professionals and passionate candidates with a proven track record of top performance, who are entrepreneurial, innovative, self-driven and excited about working in a flat organizational structure should apply.  We support PayPal Business Financing Solutions through our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Data Analytics platforms, Network Infrastructure, Websites, Web-services, and multiple system integrations.  

Are you excited about not just learning new things but actually applying and mastering them? Do you care about solving tough problems, inventing solutions, and building resilient systems? Do you believe that your work should not only impact PayPal but the world beyond our walls?  If yes, we want to speak with you!


  • Be part of an empowered team following agile methodologies.
  • Assist in building a world class scalable cloud based data management architecture
  • Integrate big data management technologies, cloud based external data sources, and API’s to discover interesting data trends
  • Design and create new data pipelines and processing frameworks with various data sources and formats
  • Utilize open-source software and functional languages to perform data munging and coalescing
  • Partner with software development team members to architect scalable solutions with streaming data, restful API’s, and batch processes
  • Advance the business, by working with stakeholders to drive value through data technologies


  • A bachelor’s degree with major or minor in Computer Science, Decision Sciences, Quantitative Analysis, Applied Mathematics or a related field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience required with an object-oriented language (e.g., Java, C#, C++, Python) or Functional/Procedural programming language (C, Perl, Java Script, Scala) and API based services
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in data and relational data platforms (SQL Server, Postgres)
  • At least 2 years’ experience required in Big Data technologies, such as Hadoop, SPARK, Hive, Athena or other MPP or NOSQL based data platform such as Redshift, Mongo, Cassandra, etc.
  • Experience with AWS is required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required with an ability to simply explain complex information
  • Experience in an Agile software development environment using tools like Jira.
  • Excellent problem solving, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience that will put you ahead of the curve includes data visualization techniques, machine learning, SAS, Weka, MATLAB/Octave, R or other analysis packages.

 What we offer you: 

  • An innovative, collaborative workplace, with smart, curious and driven teammates pushing you and cheering you on
  • A positive and empowered culture where you are encouraged to make a difference
  • Ability for advancement within a high-growth financial technology company
  • A fun, bright, open plan office environment ... including break out areas to blow off steam
  • First-rate medical/dental/vision insurance, flex spending plan, disability and life insurance
  • 401k Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible vacation and holiday schedule
  • Fully stocked kitchen with healthy snacks and drinks
  • Friday lunches provided and happy hour