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Data science product manager in San Jose, California, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/7/2022

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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.

Global Data Sciences is in charge of implementing best-of-breed data solutions using cutting-edge technologies and delivering data solutions that are highly available, scalable and process data at massive scale. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Technical product manager to join the Credit domain. As a Product Manager, you will work with groups of engineers and data scientists to define state-of-the-art, models and data solutions. This is a unique opportunity to join a data product team and solve data problems as well as impact product strategy through data-driven solutions in a rapidly changing environment. If you are passionate about building data-centric products – this is the job for you!

The core charter of Credit Data science TPMs is to build best-in-class data solutions to help bring value to the Credit business. We are looking for an individual who is eager to explore new data, while at the same time is proficient enough in the existing data to support business stakeholders looking to leverage it in their last-mile solutions. 

The role will involve understanding business requirements and the ability to translate & implement solutions in a scalable and consistent way using appropriate tools. It will include hands-on program management, including building project plans, timelines, deliverables, and then driving teams to align and deliver on time and with high quality.

The role will be responsible for supporting global stakeholder departments, working domain leads, and data citizens across different geos such as Americas, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific. Because the position requires interaction with geographically disbursed teams, the candidate must be a self-starter with strong leadership qualities, project/task management skills, analytical skills, and be comfortable working with distributed teams.


  • Champion and create buy-in for Credit Data solutions, internally and with key partners. Ensure data vision and requirements are defined globally, with long-term and scalability in mind.
  • Partner closely with other Product Managers, Product Engineering Teams and PMOs to understand new credit product offerings being built, and work with cross-functional teams to ensure proper integration of data components.
  • Maintain data product backlog, drive product roadmap and own prioritization process of Credit data product solutions based on business value and customer impact.
  • Break down requirements to Epics, Features to successfully deliver features and capabilities.
  • Ensure the success of the team’s scrum process as a product owner, owning the grooming and agile ceremonies.
  • Gain expertise in how data flows throughout the business and proactively engage with product/engineering teams to ensure proper data instrumentation.
  • Communicate and educate the team and other business stakeholders on new data products, platform launches and feature releases.
  • Communicate product/program status, metrics, goals and performance clearly to stakeholders throughout the organization, including impacted teams (internal and external) across geographic locations.
  • Define data product scope, capabilities and KPI’s for the team.
  • Develop an understanding of PayPal’s products, data and applications and the use of data for business decisions in order to collaborate with engineers and analyst to provide analytical thought leadership.
  • Create data strategies and programs for the long-term success of business teams and ensure engineering teams are positioned to deliver results.
  • Ability to translate business requirements and work with various levels of business stakeholders to create innovative solutions.
  • Quantifying the opportunities by continually assessing the needs of the customer, market trends, competitive opportunities and threats.
  • Creating and managing global product roadmaps, prioritization, and constraints to ensure consistent execution of the product life-cycle process from concept to launch.
  • Articulate a clear strategy that will effectively capture customer attention and business value through efficient presentations.
  • Sharp business judgment, ability to see "big picture" and to prioritize.
  • Ability to drive collaboration & resolve the conflict between diverse stakeholder groups.

Job Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience as a Technical Product manager in the data domain
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated successful record in defining product vision, strategy and roadmap
  • Self-managed, driven, active relationship builder, passionate about learning and making a difference
  • Passion for understanding customer needs and turning insights into a compelling data solution that solves essential challenges for stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and skilled at adjusting communication style/vocabulary to audience’s role/function and technical familiarity
  • Excellent organization, time management, project management skills, and handling multiple priorities concurrently with minimal guidance.
  • Able to understand technology and partner closely with engineering in defining solutions.
  • Excellent SQL skills, with robust data warehouse application (Teradata and Hadoop preferred). Conducts data analysis that is complex and requires input from multiple sources. 
  • Good understanding of data instrumentation in the core product flow and able to coordinate with partners on requirements
  • Experience with Agile development as a product owner for a scrum team, design thinking, and customer-centric approach is preferred.
  • Knowledge in credit domain - 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



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