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Data Scientist-1 in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/7/2021

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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.

The Data Scientist reports into the credit risk Pay Later organization focusing on the customer lifecycle risk. The role consists of working with each risk strategies owner for a respective product in order to deliver a multi product risk strategy. This is a newly created function aiming at enhancing our risk capabilities beyond the single transaction view to a single customer view. The role will involve deriving analytical insights and strategy development alongside engaging with credit risk strategy owners, risk, product and business partners .

A successful applicant would be expected to:


  • Uses customer level analytical insights to support strategic decisions
  • Develop new and existing reports to identify opportunities
  • Test and learn customer level risk strategies


  • Performance of key customer level risk related metrics
  • Execution stability through control framework
  • For areas of improvement based on post monitoring reports
  • For engagement in issues resolution


  • Newly build Customer Valuation models to enable a multi product risk management strategy. This includes but is not limited to : cross sell strategies, targeting strategies, alternative to decline options etc…
  • The risk initiatives roadmap related to graduation path (i.e. upgrade / cross-sell)
  • Customer experience along with product teams and other partners

Connect and Collaborate

  • With each risk strategy owner to ensure consistency of decision making, value maximization – that includes fraud and CRS teams.
  • With working groups coordinating on projects
  • With governance team for policy approval and test queries
  • With fraud team to ensure good coordination of risk/fraud strategies and leverages/shares best practices
  • With decision systems team to ensure smooth execution, address arising issues
  • proactively and is transparent with delivery partners across the PP ecosystem including risk platform, GDS, Compliance, Lux bank etc…

Job Requirements;

What  skills and experience are required for this position – (Functional, Technical & Behavioral) please refer to Success Factors if required

  • Proven credit and fraud risk management experience, along with knowledge of credit performance, data providers, credit and behavioural scoring and the credit industry.
  • 2-5 years experience in credit, Fraud risk management and/or underwriting in consumer credit products (e.g. Credit cards, instalment loans or other revolving credit products). Other relevant analytical experience will be considered.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills a must including the ability to explain / present technical business flows and complex data insights
  • Experience with credit bureaus and other sources of consumer credit data

Job qualifications, skills & experience and language requirements;

Detail  the minimum qualifications, skills & experience and languages required for this position.

  • Bachelors or masters degree in a related field
  • Experience with analytics and data mining tools, such as SQL, SAS, SPSS, KnowledgeSeeker, Python
  • Proven ability to influence, work collaboratively, build and maintain relationships
  • Must have good judgment with the demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Fluent in English


Outline between 5 and 10  competencies  required for this position that will be assessed during the interview process.  Please refer to Success Factors if required

  • Willing to take full ownership
  • Teamwork / Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Curiosity

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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