PayPal for Lead Software Engineer in Austin, TX

Author - September 22, 2014

Primary Job Responsibilities

  1. Conceive, design, develop and maintain tools for Big Data analytics. These tools range from SAS macros to complex scripts for data analysis and transformations, processing terabytes of data.
  2. Work closely with Platform and Research leadership to prioritize the new Tools requests and Tools enhancements. Plan for and secure additional resources.
  3. Be a central point of contact for all Tools used in detection. Create and manage a repository of tools and enable broader team members to contribute tools by providing standards and processes for collaboration.
  4. Provide technology leadership to the team, evangelize the tools usage and drive adoption of standards.
  5. A small part of the job will involve researching academic and industry trends on analytical tools and working with Platform and Research leadership to adopt new technologies onto the roadmap.

Job Requirements

  • Experienced engineer with strong scripting skills in Perl / Python / Shell scripts, processing large datasets.
  • Experience with SAS, designing and developing advanced Macros for automating analytical and modeling tasks.
  • Exposure to data mining advanced analytics and / or machine learning.
  • Nice to have: Knowledge of parallel processing techniques and how to handle big data (such as Hadoop, Teradata, AbInitio, DataStage, NetworkSpaces, etc).
  • Experience with large group development lifecycles respecting dev/test/prod stages and release management.
  • Abilty to understand and encode statistical algorithms in SAS, R, Java, and related languages.

Education Masters Degree or Equivalent

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