Senior Systems Administrator at PayPal (Boise, ID)

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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.

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Job Description Summary:
As a Senior System Administrator your responsibilities include supervising our Operations team, monitoring system performance and configuring new software and hardware. To be successful in this role, you should have excellent troubleshooting skills and hands-on experience with various operating systems.This primary responsibility of this role revolve around monitoring the performance of all software and hardware, installing servers, configuring systems, and making sure every technical aspect is running smoothly.

Meet our team:

CaaS - Container as a Service CaaS is a model where IT organizations and developers work together to build, ship, and run their applications on premises or in any cloud-based service. With CaaS, developers can build and deploy applications in a self-service manner. PayPal's internal CaaS is named Genesis. It offers container-based virtualization. Genesis handles the underlying infrastructure to support and schedule these container workloads.Genesis is able to orchestrate requests across all data centers from anywhere.

Job Description:

Your way to impact

The CaaS team is responsible for implementing next generation cloud platforms in a hybrid cloud setting to support PayPal business teams to scale their applications that serve millions of customers worldwide and process billions of dollars in payments.Understand our products and services to push our technology forward with respect to functionality, performance, reliability, and scalability.Your role includes advising on the alignment of operations with information systems, writing code and scripts, and ensuring the seamless deployment of software.

Your day to day
  • You will build creative, brand new solutions from scratch.
  • Working on ways to automate and improve development and release processes
  • Building and setting up new development tools and infrastructure.
  • Identifying technical problems and developing software updates and 'fixes'
  • Working with software developers and softwareengineers to ensure that development follows established processes and works as intended
  • Work closely to design and develop robust Security solutions to meet client requirements for functionality, scalability, and performance

What do you need to bring
  • Strong fundamentals and hands-on experience working with docker/containerization technology.
  • Working knowledge on any one of these cluster managers: Mesos/Kubernetes/Docker Swarm. Mesos/K8
  • Strong 8+ years experience on Linux/system knowledge
  • Strong understanding of fundamental distributed system principles.
  • 5+ Experience in go or python
  • Working knowledge on EKS & GKE
  • Hands-on experience with Ansible and Puppet
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


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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

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 [email protected].

As part of PayPal's commitment to employees' health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.
More Information on PayPal
PayPal operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in San Jose, CA. PayPal was founded in 1998. It has 34450 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, OKR operational model, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance and Vision insurance. To see all 19 open jobs at PayPal, click here.
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