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Data Analyst, Metadata in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/8/2021

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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.

We are helping rethink how we use data at PayPal to fulfill the needs of our customers (both internal and external). We drive creation of delightful, frictionless and complaint payment experiences while maximizing the value of our data. Join the Enterprise Data Governance team at PayPal. In this role you will have an opportunity to define, orchestrate, and enable critical data management functions across multiple business areas within PayPal. You will deliver value through the power of data and data driven insights. As a Sr. Business Analyst, Enterprise Metadata Management, you will have an opportunity to implement the enterprise-wide metadata framework, processes, procedures, and guidelines for the company. This role is essential to building out an enterprise-wide sustainable metadata program. This position requires significant amount of collaboration across all business areas within PayPal Core and its adjacencies.


  • Work with Enterprise Data Governance leads and Data Stewards to define and instrument metadata capture and storage for the CDE’s, evolve our common business glossary, and facilitate the linkage between business terms and the underlying technical metadata.
  • Gather and elicit requirements with specific focus on metadata analysis to develop use and test cases for metadata applications.
  • Identify, understand, articulate, and document Critical Data Element (CDE) requirements
  • Work with business to standardize and formalize CDEs.
  • Assist Data Stewards to identify enterprise data requirements.
  • Identify and perform downstream, usage and impact analysis.
  • Perform basic data quality analysis,
  • Refine and implement the enterprise metadata management framework, inclusive of business, operational and technical metadata.
  • Define and validate the enterprise-wide metadata management procedures and guidelines,
  • Work collaboratively with our technology partners to define the enterprise metadata tool requirements.
  • Educate and train Risk Control Officers across all business areas to understand the components of the metadata management procedures and guidelines.
  • Develop and deploy management processes associated with metadata quality in the repository,
  • Operate as a change agent across PayPal, guiding and directing various data management activities, focusing on growing the maturity level within the company.

Functional / Technical Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in data management, with at least 3 years of experience deploying enterprise-wide metadata management programs.
  • Hands-on experience with industry metadata management platforms and tools like Alation, Collibra, or Informatica
  • Experience with data related regulatory programs (e.g., DFS 504, GDPR, BCBS 239) are a big plus
  • Proven ability to work across multiple organizations to accomplish diverse goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication to effectively communicate with both business and technical development teams.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product managers, data scientists, business owners, and customers to learn from subject-matter experts, present findings in a clear and concise manner, and reach alignment on how to implement our metadata strategy.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Familiarity with the trends and opportunities in the metadata-data management industry
  • An innate intellectual curiosity, and a willingness to build awareness of current payments industry and metadata best practices. PayPal is constantly innovating by introducing new products and entering new markets, so successful analysts must quickly get up speed on new content areas.


BS degree required in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field.

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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