Alipay People Series: Cheng Li Alipay Chief Architect
What is the architect? To most people opinion, this is full of a mysterious technology color of the title, with the title are the top technicians. The chief architect of the payment Cheng Li Po it seems, the architect's work is not mysterious and do the same architecture as the foundation fight a house built, the architect is that the system for the entire site and the foundations of the people.
Up their places, to join the "business" process established through the Internet with a strong color. February 2004, and now Weiminghehe Taobao and Alipay is also under construction, architects need to look for outsourcing, Cheng Li this opportunity to have contact with Alibaba.
Li Cheng was studying in Shanghai Jiaotong University Dr., repeated co-down, Alipay and atmosphere of his work had fascinated with the story of the Internet field as often happens, Cheng Liyi then gave up the PhD. February 2005, he officially joined Alipay.
Cheng Li says architect is very important, it seems very mysterious, but Rome was not built in a day, the architect is a need to gradually grow jobs. Beginning to pay when the treasure, Cheng Li is just an ordinary engineer, was set up near Alipay, development projects, only 3,4 people. "In Paypal, we all feel is in the business. We did not say that part of the responsibility which is to solve the problem together." Cheng Li said.
To pay such a treasure as both the nature of IT business, any connection with the closely related financial services company, its structure is difficult in the existing system required to get ready-made experience. "Start Alipay relatively simple system, the business is relatively simple, not too many things we are concerned with the system increases, we begin to show concern for the cooperation between multiple systems, gradually, we found that light understand the technical stuff is not enough, we still have to understand the business and management, digest and integrate the information. "Cheng Li said, Paypal is not a single system, but from a system extended to many systems, and even to pay attention to Alipay outside systems, such as banking systems, etc., need to multi-party communication can better cooperate.
Thousands of dollars from the initial volume of transactions per month and gradually started, today has been a treasure to pay the user more than 200 million users, number of transactions per day more than 400 million pens, more than 700 million transactions a huge platform. Cheng Li said he is most proud thing Alipay the infrastructure level, has never had problems, never so to the user, the company losses.
Now, Cheng Li's team has maintained a weekly release rate of system updates on a weekly basis. In terms of accuracy and timeliness should be challenged. "Technology sector is a relatively boring, but once inside and find that you sink It really is a very interesting sector because there are challenges, so interesting." Cheng Li said.
Technical personnel for the growth process must establish that the technical staff's own development and development together. Upon joining the company, he simply think that as long as willing to work overtime or be responsible for their own affairs, is to work, but then he came to understand, do one thing does not mean that professionalism and dedication to do also consider this matter behind What is the meaning, the company and the customer really want to achieve what the outcome. The work of the passive to active, everyone will find they have a lot of potential to go digging.