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Big Data Intern in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/15/2021

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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.

Department Description: PayPal Risk Analytical Operation Services team is part of the PayPal Risk Global Risk & Data Science organization (GDS). We provide analytical data and auditing services to support risk models’ development including data manipulation & simulation. We also use various cutting-edge Big Data technology to provide self-service tools for data services to shorten the modeling delivery time to production in a scalable way. You will learn about the most popular analytical, machine learning and modeling domain technology in an open, diverse and internal working environment.

Job Responsibilities

Key Day-to-Day Responsibilities includes:

  • Design, automate and integrate data simulation applications or workflows (mostly on Hadoop cluster) into our unified data provisioning platform for risk model training or research purpose.
  • Develop and add new features to our internal auditing product (analytical self-service verification tool for verifying models and variables) on top of SPARK, as well as developing data check components to guarantee the data quality after data is generated.
  • Maintain simulation service to support our modelers, data scientists and analysts on trouble shooting, engineering best practice and disaster recovery.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in engineering related background, with at least 4 years’ experience (Master for at least 2 year) in data processing area.
  • Experience in big data process with Apache Spark, Hadoop MapReduce, and Pig etc.
  • Master at least one of the programming languages (Python, Java, Scala, Perl etc.)
  • Experience in working under Unix/Linux, solid Shell scripting expertise.
  • Experience with SQL for data manipulation, especially large RDBMS (prefer Teradata)
  • Knowledge of statistics, data mining or predictive modeling is plus
  • Experience in job scheduler or workflow manager (e.g. UC4, Airflow) is plus

Key Competencies Needed:

  • Good English communication in oral and writing
  • Strong service mindset, willing to work as DevOps
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong business sense and analytical ability
  • Quick-learner
  • Good team player

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