Database Engineer in Shanghai, China at PayPal

June 26, 2022

Job Description

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.

PayPal’s Transaction Processing Data Services team(TPDS) is responsible for fulfilling all database infrastructure needs to scale our OLTP services to internet of things and maintain high availability goals in 24/7 environment. This includes engineering, build, deploy and support for RDBMS and NoSQL datastores and data access layer components across Production,QA and Development environment. The job provides ample opportunities to work on cutting edge technologies both onPrem and in Public Cloud within Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and various NoSQL technologies.

Business Title: Database Engineer 3 (Oracle)

About the company

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal 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 370 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.

About the role

The TPDS-Shanghai team is looking for a highly talented, self-driven and proven database engineer who will be responsible for new database builds, deploying changes to production/dev databases while maintaining DB availability targets, oncall support, implementing security policies, working on various NoSQL implementations and contribute to automation of processes. Partnering with peers in product development and other operational teams to enable business and deliver projects. Working with vendors to manage support SLA’s. Experience in understanding and awareness in an Incident/Problem management process and procedures in driving integration, improvements, documentations, and support strategies in operational environment. Work with cross functional operations teams for incident and problem management. Expert in Oracle database technologies and familiarity with MySql, PostgreSQL or any NoSql databases like Aerospike, MongoDB, Cassandra, and Couchbase would be preferred. 


  • Provide Database support, engineering, Infrastructure build and release management services

  • Strong real-world experience on managing Oracle databases at scale with knowledge of de-facto standards and best practices for database technologies

  • Experience in any of the scripting language using Shell, Python is a must

  • Good to have experience in other database technologies (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Aerospike, Cassandra, MongoDB or Couchbase), exposure to automation platform tools like Ansible, Jenkins, Git Lab or Puppet, and experience in any of the Public Cloud solutions will be preferred

  • Customer focused, willingness to document, enhance process-oriented approach and strive to achieve PayPal’s availability goals

Basic Qualifications

7+ years of experience in Oracle Database Administration building and managing highly scalable, highly available, and performant systems with understanding of incident/problem management.

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

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.


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