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PayPal DevOps Engineer (Puppet & Ansible) in Chennai, India

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 305 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor or Master degree preferably in the field of Computer Science/Information Technology or other related fields

  • 7+ years of relevant work experience

  • Deep understanding and hands-on experience in configuration management for a large scale infrastructure fleet, preferably using Puppet

  • Deep understanding and thorough working knowledge of Unix/Linux based operating systems (Ubuntu, Red Hat, OEL, CentOS) and good knowledge of infrastructure components across the stack

  • Hands-on experience in Linux/Systems administration, scripting/programming and troubleshooting

  • Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience of DevOps and Infrastructure as Code in designing and implementing engineering solutions for infrastructure management and operations (in any of the infrastructure stack; any prior experience in the configuration management space is a plus!)

  • Good experience working with engineers distributed across geographies and timezones ; ability to naturally lead and collaborate across very diverse teams

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement short and long term strategic plans or influence leadership with data-backed recommendations to meet current and future requirements around engineering and operations of Infrastructure Configuration Management (Puppet, Ansible etc.)

  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for the administration and appropriate use of configurations and configuration management infrastructure

  • Assume ownership of problems and issues through resolution

  • Contribute to develop a software lifecycle model to manage configurations with all the engineering discipline as we do for code – like CI/CD for configuration modules, audit-ability and traceability of configuration deployments etc.

  • Contribute to the engineering and operational efforts in driving the configuration management coverage, consistency and reliability across the infrastructure fleet

  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions

  • Actively contribute in creating a mature configuration management practice with necessary monitoring, alerting and remediation automation to detect and address configuration issues proactively

Personal Attributes:

  • Highly self-motivated and directed

  • Take security, availability and reliability as a lifestyle

  • Demonstrated leadership and experience working in a collaborative and highly cross-functional organization

  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives and ability to translate the same to the team to drive towards them

  • Deal with ambiguity and drive clarity to self and the team

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make informed and sound decisions in crisis situations

  • Strong customer focus, keen attention to details and proven analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Clearly and concisely articulate thoughts and ideas to levels above and below

  • Strong technical skills to drive technical discussions and be a guide to the team while still giving the necessary room and opportunity for the team to bring out their best ideas

  • Assume completely ownership and always feel empowered to do the right thing

  • Be equipped and self-sufficient to drive day-to-day execution and run the business very effectively

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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