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Data Science Program Manager (technical) in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/13/2021

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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 375 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.

Data Science Program Manager to join a Global Data Science PMO in Chennai location. Global Data Science division develops cutting edge AI/ML based solutions that serve the entire PayPal ecosystem and the PMO owns all aspects of portfolio, program management for the whole data science organization that is geographically distributed among San Jose, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Chennai.

Job Description:  

  • Role will involve understanding business requirements, ability to translate & implement solutions in a scalable and consistent way using applicable tools and processes
  • Ability to translate business requirements, work with various levels of business and Engineering/ Data Science stakeholders to create innovative design solutions
  • Ability to help drive execution across all phases of projects in connecting engineering with Architecture, Partner & Product teams.
  • Role will be a hybrid of project management, process improvement & tooling for Global Data Sciences (GDS)
  • Drive scrum ceremonies & act as Agile champion for the projects supported
  • Drive coordinated management of inter-dependent projects in Agile and waterfall environments 
  • Design, develop & own, team collaboration sites, portal, periodic content modifications
  • Automate team dashboards, metrics delivery & executive presentation using tools outlined
  • Drive operational excellence activities required to ensure a streamlined production process of our data science deliveries 
  • Manage project/program level communications both between and across GDS & its customers 
  • Ensure timely delivery of projects & measurable KPIs are documented 


  • 4-6 years project management experience (data science domain a plus) 
  • Expertise & proven hands-on experience in the following tools: Jira, Teamsite, Clarizen, MS Office suite   
  • Strong knowledge of Data Science life cycle processes, tools & techniques
  • Self-managed, proactive & possess strong sense of ownership 
  • A people’s person with solid communication skills (both online and off) to varied levels of audience. 
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative, open team environment 
  • Superior attention to details and organization skills 
  • Agility in working across time zones (we have teams in NA, EMEA and APAC) 
  • A Bachelor’s degree 

Experience with the following:  

  • Direct collaboration with data scientists/developers and business customers
  • Online payments, Risk, fraud, or data science domains preferred  
  • Expertise in Agile work environment. 
  • Prefer PMP, CSM certification

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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