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Data Analyst, Metadata in Chennai - Old Mahabalipuram Rd at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/8/2021

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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.

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.

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



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