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Associate Data Scientist in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/30/2021

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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. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

Associate Data Scientist as part of the Credit Data Science team based in Chennai. Primary responsibility to build underwriting and related models for PayPal's credit business covering multiple geographies and products.

Role and responsibilities

Work with business partners and stake holders to understand the business, formulate the problems, come up with the solutions and communicate them back effectively to non-technical audience.

Lead complex, multifunctional data science projects

Design, develop and implement real-time, highly complex advance machine learning models to solve credit business problems (demand generation, marketing, fraud, credit, account management and collections)

Work with large volumes of data; extract and manipulate large datasets using standard tools such as Python, R, H2O, Hadoop and SQL

Collaborate with engineers to implement models on one of the best data platforms in the industry.

Analyze data to identify trends, perform root cause analysis and test hypotheses.

Communicate complex concepts and the results of the models and analyses to technical and non-technical audience

Mentor and grow junior data scientists

Qualification

Advance degree (MS or PhD) in science or engineering field with 4+ years of relevant experience

Strong problem-solving and communication skills

Proven track record of building and implementing machine learning solutions

Experience in leading cross-functional, highly complex Data Science projects

Data Mining experience in Python, R, H2O and/or SAS. Familiar with various Machine Learning algorithms and Statistical methods

Have a passion for working on big data and professional experience in data mining, statistical analysis, predictive modeling and data manipulation.

Ability to deal with large amount of data and fluency with SQL or SQL-like tools.  

Financial services or eCommerce experience a big plus


For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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.

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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