Security Infrastructure Engineer at PayPal

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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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 375 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.

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Job Description Summary:
M&A Security Integration Lead

This individual will be responsible for leading a newly acquired company (called a Business Unit or BU) through the process of integrating with PayPal's Enterprise Cyber Security (ECS) standards, tooling, processes, and procedures.
This includes performing comprehensive security assessments of counterparty including infrastructure, applications, products and overall organization maturity and capability leading to a robust and thoughtful integration plan, including budget, execution timeline, and resource allocation.

Job Description:

Safety and trust distinguishes our company from the competition and are at the core of our value proposition to our customer base, consumers, merchants and developers.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Expectations for PayPal's continued successful growth are dependent on the ability of the M&A Security Integration Lead to:
  • Employ both interpersonal communication skills as well as hands on engineering skills to enable newly acquired businesses to mesh into PayPal's security program
  • Work with internal and outsourced teams to perform comprehensive security assessments of the BU's infrastructure, applications, products and the overall security maturity
  • Examination of security documentation, review of processes, and interviews with key staff as part of the assessment
  • Identify gaps, assess risks, and develop and manage remediation action plans through the whole M&A and Integration process that include determinations of highest risk
  • Create detailed and well considered plans and budgets which will reduce churn, unplanned work, and unnecessary spend
  • Help to mature and evolve the overall Mergers & Acquisitions processes, methodology, and approach to align acquisitions with PayPal standards
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, change and conflicting priorities
  • Up to 30% travel, depending on acquisition pace and location

Key Competencies Required
  • Collaborative leadership: This individual must have a strong demonstrated inclusive and collaborative, team focused, orientation able to drive consensus across business and technology organizations, and developing strong, durable and effective partnerships with executives and operating teams in all geographies
  • Outstanding technologist: The leader will have an understanding of all facets of current technology, and a comprehensive understanding of information security
  • Strong interpersonal skills: This leader must be highly articulate both verbally and in written form, be able to interact at both strategic and tactical levels, and able to effectively interact with, and influence senior leaders
  • Written Communication Skills: Ability to produce high quality technical reports for a wide variety of audiences including executive staff
  • Self-motivated and directed with strong bias to action: The executive must have a demonstrated record of driving operations and/or projects to successful outcomes
  • Innovation leadership: This leader should have a demonstrated ability to lead with innovative ideas rather than follow the competition or take traditional approaches
Desired Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in a senior information security position with leadership responsibility with experience across a range of enterprise-wide information security functions, technology architectures, capabilities, and processes
  • Experience of M&A related technology and security due diligence
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Cryptography and Key Management
    • Vulnerability/SCAP Management
    • Application development CI/CD platforms and integrating OSS, SAST/DAST
    • Cloud Native services (Examples: AWS Kinesis Firehose/Lambda and GCP Pub/Sub and Dataflow).
    • Infrastructure as code and specifically deploying tools/services within CSP's leveraging CloudFormation or Terraform (preferably).
    • Docker and Kubernetes, deploying sidecars/daemonsets, and basic understanding of the orchestration platforms
  • Experience in financial services or security technology industries, preferably in dynamic and fast changing environments

Other competencies
  • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities with deep understanding of the impact of security initiatives on the financial performance of the business
  • Lateral thinking and perseverance in achieving goals
  • Ability to make high quality decisions with limited information
  • Be a quick learner undaunted by complex systems


Travel Percent:

Primary Location:
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America

Additional Locations:

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 [email protected]
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PayPal operates in the Payments industry. The company is located in San Jose, CA. PayPal was founded in 1998. It has 34450 total employees. To see all 363 open jobs at PayPal, click here.
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