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Data Scientist 1 in Shanghai, China at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/30/2021

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Job Description

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.

Responsible for managing the risk decisioning strategy for fraud prevention.

Responsible for managing the risk decisioning strategy for fraud prevention.

Job Requirements:

  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis and data mining to extract business insight and solve business problem in risk management.
  • Collaborate with multiple teams inside risk to identify trends and opportunity.
  • Build, maintain and enhance the data projects in order to drive business results.
  • Design and develop the prototype of data application for internal demonstration.
  • Continuously seek innovation opportunities and improvement that have meaningful impact on business.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trend and development of the internet fraud, as well as tools and techniques that are effective fighting the fraud.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree or above in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance or related fields.
  • 2+ years related professional experience in analytics.
  • Strong logical thinking capability, Ability to synthesize information and generalize the pattern.
  • Understanding of various analytical and modeling methods.
  • Experience in managing large volumes of complex data (SQL, Python, Hive, Excel/VBA, Excel PivotTables).  
  • Good communication skills. Fluency in English, both written and oral.
  • Ability to self-start. Think outside of the box. Willing to have both hard work and have fun.

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