PayPal Director, Software Security Engineering in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Director, Software Security Engineeringin Tel Avivat PayPal

Date Posted: 9/26/2017

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  • Employee Type: Full-Time

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 9/26/2017

  • Job ID: R0022940

About Us


At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and inclusion as our guide for making decisions and conducting business every day. It is our duty and privilege to be customer champions and put those we serve at the center of everything we do.

We are one team that respects and values diversity of thought for everyone, everywhere, and we actively seek to create an energizing workplace that brings out the best in all of us. If you’re ready to shape the future of money, join the team at PayPal. We're proud to work here. You will be too.

Job Description

About PayPal

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.

We build BIG and NEW products to drive worldwide commerce. Be it the next mobile payments solution, or a high availability money movement platform, we solve problems on a scale you just can't find elsewhere. PayPal continues to push the boundaries of technology by investing in individuals who passionately believe in the potential of innovative technologies that make up a global market places

About the team

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. This leader will help enable PayPal to grow successfully while continuing to protect our brand, ensuring the safety and trust across all of our brands, products and services globally.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Lead PayPal’s security development efforts, including both new capabilities and supporting existing feature set with a focus on cryptography services, anti-automation, and anomaly detection technologies

  • Lead PayPal’s cryptographic functions including key management and HSM operations teams.

  • Collaborate with security leadership, Business Units and regional teams to establish multi-year goals, target architecture and security strategy for PayPal’s entire security software portfolio.

  • Assess gaps between current and target security architectures, evaluate options, and develop appropriate solution strategies leveraging PayPal’s own technologies in combination with open source and COTS products.

  • Manage all security software development staff both internal and contracted

  • Advise security operations teams supporting incident response on intrusion detection monitoring, scanning, cyber threat reporting, and development/implementation of mitigation strategies

  • Provide expertise and security requirements to colleagues across the company who are building platform, infrastructure, and database applications and frameworks

  • Represent PayPal security to external parties in building long-term roadmaps for external security products

  • Provide overall leadership for PayPal’s Israel-based Security organization

Job Requirements

We know the and can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

Experience Requirements

  • Respected senior information security product or development leader at a large, global company in dynamic and fast changing markets

  • Experience building and managing large teams of top tier engineers

  • Experience designing and delivering internet-scale, enterprise-wide information security technology architectures, products, capabilities, and processes with a focus on scalability, durability, and performance

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, translation into operating plans and budgets, making buy/build decisions based on requirements, importance to business, risk and cost.

  • Experience in financial services and security technology industries

Competency requirements

  • Outstanding thought leadership, architectural and implementation skills – a thinker and a doer – able to look at information security comprehensively and strategically, and able to translate business strategy into technical vision and strategy

  • Demonstrated ability to lead with innovative ideas rather than follow the competition and traditional approaches; an “out-of-the-box” thinker who will determine what PayPal needs to build today in order to get ahead of future threats

  • Ability to build and manage high quality teams and develop security engineering talent from both internal and external sources.

  • A self-motivated and self-directed people leader with demonstrated ability to attract, develop, retain and motivate top tier talent and build an organization that is primed to get ahead of threats by using intelligence based security to understand where the threats are going, in real-time

  • A track record of proactively building and maintaining strong and effective partnerships with executives and operating teams in all geographies; effectively converting security perspectives into the business context of the organization

  • Strong orientation toward making decisions that will benefit the organization as a whole, rather than optimizing resources or benefits solely his or her for own team

  • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities with deep understanding of how to develop relevant metrics that not only track activity but also quantify the impact of security initiatives on the financial performance of the business

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge requirements

  • A deep, current knowledge of technology - networks, operating systems, browser and web security, cloud and software defined networking considerations, varied application stacks, distributed systems, and programming languages and environments

  • Deep expertise with cryptographic protocols, implementations, vulnerabilities, usability, and performance characteristics in real world systems

  • A good understanding of the human aspects of information security including basic psychology, cognitive biases, heuristics, decision making


Individuals seeking employment at PayPal are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You have the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.