Job Summary

$8,258 - $12,842 SGD / Monthly EST

Job Type


Years of Experience
12-15 years

Tech Stacks

Job Description

Come join our Singapore Software Development Centre as part of the Global Platform or Compliance team as a Principal Software Engineer. You will be working on the world’s leading payment solutions and enjoying our world-class facilities, excellent working environment at the best place Singapore has to offer, the Central Business District.

The primary role of the Principal Software Engineer is to provide technical and domain expertise in the design and delivery of software and infrastructure for PayPal's web site. This person is a highly-experienced technical expert, who understands the business domain very well, and is well-versed in the software implementation of PayPal's web site.

Beyond this, the successful candidate is expected to be multi-disciplinary, and is a multi-talented senior member of the technical team. The duties performed by the Principal Engineer vary, from technical design and consultancy, to troubleshooting, performance analysis, process improvement, technology development, and others.

This position has a stewardship role in ensuring the continued growth and improvement of the environment, capabilities and stature of the center.


  • Work with business entities to crystallize business needs into product features, acting as a bridge between business and technical domains.
  • Consult with business entities on feasibility, technical requirements and cost estimates for new initiatives.
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance to other software engineers.
  • Provide technical and domain thought-leadership, and mentoring to junior members of the team.
  • Review and approve software design and implemented code.
  • Provide effective cutting edge design/solutions for implementing product features.
  • Develop new capabilities to ensure continued competence and relevance of the centre in supporting software development needs of PayPal's business.
  • Define and devise processes, tools and methodologies to achieve excellence in software development, testing and deployment, and in the management of the center.

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or related area.
  • 12-15 years of professional experience, including 4 years in areas such as payments and financial services, internet-based services, or software products.
  • Highly competent hands-on experience in some of the following:
    • Enterprise architecture/software design/implementation, particularly large-scale web-based systems. (J2EE, .NET, Linux/Apache)
    • Database design, performance tuning and optimization. (Oracle/Sybase/MySQL)
    • C++, SQL or Java programming.
    • OO-based analysis and design.
    • Software design and development methodologies, including agile methods.
    • Systems/network design, systems performance tuning.

  • Highly analytical, innovative, and able to think strategically and to develop comprehensive detailed specifications.
  • Ability to determine impact of architectural solutions and recommendations. Must have experience in justification of technology solutions to business leaders.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; ability to produce clear, concise communications and documentation.
  • Highly effective at working in cross-functional groups and getting results in matrix organizations.
  • Working knowledge of finance industry standards and practices preferred.
  • Experience in maintenance and enhancement of deployed products preferred.

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.

REQ ID R0073962

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