PayPal to hire 1,000 engineers across its India development centres in 2021

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Digital payments company PayPal said it will hire more than 1,000 engineers for its India development centres across Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad over the course of 2021.

PayPal’s India technology centres currently employ over 4,500 people who a play a critical role in working on technologies to enable a safe and seamless payments experience.

“Our India technology centres are the largest for PayPal outside of the US and play a pivotal role in enabling us to constantly innovate and remain ahead of the curve,” said Guru Bhat, vice president, Omni Channel & Customer Success, and general manager, PayPal India.

“As digital payments move from a nice-to-have to an essential service, we are focussed on investing in and nurturing world-class technology talent to continue to offer products and services that meet the needs of our growing base of consumers and merchants,” Bhat added.

Hirings will be across software, product development, data science, risk analytics and business analytics streams at entry, mid-level and senior roles. PayPal India also announced its plans for campus hires from top engineering colleges across India.

“The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards digital payments and highlighted benefits of adopting a digital first approach. PayPal’s products and services have become more relevant now, and hence the need to focus on technology innovation across artificial intelligence/machine learning, data science, risk and security, customer experience and other key areas,” PayPal said in a statement.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.