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Analyst, Open Source Intelligence in Omaha at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/14/2021

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) 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 392 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.

The Threat Finance & Human Exploitation team is seeking a highly talented, self-motivated, and analytical individual to support the Global Investigations program. This position will be primarily responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting information to support the institution’s ability to detect, deter, mitigate, and report money laundering and other financially enabled crimes. This role will analyze open source intelligence ("OSINT”), reports on global events, information from external partners and internal data to identify warnings, indicators, and key trends in order to provide timely, data driven reporting and recommendations to key internal leaders and stakeholders. As an OSINT Analyst, it will be critical for you to stay current with external patterns, trends and methods in the open source investigation and public information collection space. This role also requires a self-starter with the ability to think critically and strategically, seeing beyond the initial facts presented and reviewing information thoroughly and in a highly organized manner to drive the matter to successful conclusion. Additionally, the candidate should have the ability to operate independently, manage multiple competing priorities with difficult deadlines, and exhibit a sense of urgency when necessary.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Conduct open source intelligence collection and analysis of relevant trends and events to provide timely, comprehensive, and customized intelligence products to key decision makers and to support ongoing investigative efforts;
  • Work with large data sets leveraging SQL to strengthen cross functional investigations into internal and external threats;
  • Deliver verbal and written briefings to partner departments and key leaders regarding analytical products and current/emerging threats and trends;
  • Support the Global Investigations team by conducting post-incident analysis of significant events and providing data-driven recommendations for the identification and prevention of future incidents;
  • Other related tasks as required.

Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Finance, Criminal Justice, Journalism or a comparable field or equivalent work experience;
  • 2+ years investigating complex financial or cybercrime, ethical and compliance violations, conflicts of interest, or internal and external threat.actors; and/or
  • 2+ years Intelligence Analysis or Law Enforcement experience with relation to financial crimes;
  • (Preferred) 2+ years technical experience querying large data sets for investigations and/or analysis;
  • Strong knowledge of intelligence collection, analysis, and social media ecosystems;
  • Strong writing skills with ability to both write persuasively and convey complex matters in clear and simple written form;
  • Proven knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions regulations and guidance such as the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act;
  • Advanced data query and analysis skills (SQL, SAS, Teradata, Hadoop, etc.);
  • CAMS designation a plus.

Competencies: - Optional

  • Advanced research and analytical skills, business acumen, strategic and creative thinking, strong project leadership skills and multi-tasking capabilities;
  • Experience working with foreign-language source material, both traditional and non-traditional
  • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate constructive challenges/new ideas, and synthesize complex information accurately, concisely, clearly and quickly to all levels in the organization;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced and dynamic financial services environment;
  • Excellent project management, organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills;
  • Skill in focusing on desired results, determining what is important and urgent, clarifying next steps effectively to meet deadlines, and achieve desired results;
  • Able to maintain composure under pressure and make sound decisions;
  • Must display a high level of professional judgment, commitment, integrity, teamwork, and customer service;
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to influence teams;
  • Results oriented with the ability to identify the long-term effects of decisions/solutions on customers and the business;
  • Proficient with data visualization and intelligence analysis tools (i2, Maltego, Palantir, Dataminr, etc) a plus;
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and its applications, including Windows and Windows based applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc).

PayPal is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, long-term unemployment or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

PayPal will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with PayPal’s legal duty to furnish information.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

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



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