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Data Scientist 1 in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/21/2021

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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.

The Global Financial Crimes & Customer Protection (GFCCP) organization is responsible for detecting and preventing financial crimes and providing protections and remediation paths to PayPal’s customers. This includes supporting Holistic Risk Management (HRM), which requires data-driven insights to drive both regional and global program strategies and regulatory requirements.

Successful candidates will offer a strategic perspective, sound business judgment, deep analytical capabilities, and a collaborative working style.  They will possess strong intellectual curiosity, a deep understanding of PayPal’s products and associated typologies, and experience with PayPal data systems. Skills in problem solving, rigorous analysis, and distilling complex and voluminous data into concise summaries will be critical. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills, abilities to manage conflicting priorities to a defined timeline, strong project management and communication skills. Demonstrated working knowledge in SQL, dashboard development, relational database fundamentals and data warehouse architecture is required


  • Works on projects that may be unstructured and exploratory in nature that may require a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge of multiple technologies
  • Prepare, extract, report and analyze data covering a wide range of customer profile/lifecycle information from large databases (onboard, transaction/profile history, Policy/Risk/Protection interactions)         
  • Works independently and proficiently on multiple assignments simultaneously with speed and quality
  • Partner closely with Business Program stakeholders on envisioning new reporting and defining the reporting strategy for the program whilst continually enhancing existing reports              
  • Providing updates to leadership, peers and other stakeholders that will simplify and clarify complex concepts and the results of analyses effectively with emphasis on the actionable outcomes and impact to business.
  • Meet regularly with global teams to communicate process changes, improve standards and procedures.
  • Work efficiently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment       


  • Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Statistics, Mathematics, or closely related quantitative discipline plus four (4) years of experience in the job offered or four (4) years of experience in the field of data analysis or statistical analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Statistics, Mathematics or closely related quantitative discipline plus six (6) years of experience in the job offered or six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of data analysis or statistical analysis.
  • High proficiency in SQL & Excel. Experience with Python, R, Big Query, Hadoop
  • Data visualization experience using an Enterprise Reporting tool like Tableau
  • Basic understanding of predictive modeling / Data Science will be considered as a plus
  • Proficient in interpreting trends and converting them into business insights
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent follow-through
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to deal with people at all levels of the organization is essential             
  • Willing to learn new tools and business processes            

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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