Data Scientist 2 in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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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 254 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.

PayPal Decision Operation Management team is hiring a Data Scientist, who will be responsible for validating Risk decisions through data analysis. The ideal candidate should have a passion to work in a big data environment and must possess strong data analytical and problem solving skills in technical fields. Strong technical leadership is required for this position.

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with partners in development, product and business teams to review and understand technical solutions.
  • Perform business monitoring and data analysis; validate business decisions and identify data issues.
  • Proactively propose business requirement and possible solutions to address technical issues.
  • Develop automation scripts and tools to support data analysis and certification.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentor junior members of the team.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux operating system.
  • Strong working knowledge of programming languages such as Python and Linux Shell.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiar with SQL/NoSQL database systems such as MySQL, TeraData and MongoDB.
  • Experience with Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig and Hive.
  • Having experience with payment industry and risk management will be a big plus.
  • Knowledge of Business Rules Management System is a plus.


  • Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or related field with 5 years of related work experience.

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.



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