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Data Scientist in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/15/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/15/2021
  • Job ID:
    R0065303

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 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.

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 286 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. At PayPal’s Global Data Sciences (GDS), we apply artificial intelligence to large-scale, complex issues facing the payments industry and help create better customer experiences, reduce fraud, protect our customers, provide better customer service, and empower global commerce. PayPal’s two-sided network generates a tremendous amount of aggregate data to help us close the loop between speed, convenience, and safety. As part of GDS you will be immersed in an amazing community with a vibrant culture that thrives on innovation, collaboration, inclusion and wellness. Our data scientists and engineers push the boundaries of AI through experimentation, collaboration and investment in cutting-edge technology that will shape the future of fintech. Are you ready to help us change the world?

What does Success Look Like?   

In your role as a Data-Scientist, you will:

  • Work with partners to translate business challenges into Data Science problems

  • Mine data and extract information in PayPal’s Big Data environment

  • Leverage Machine Learning algorithms to solve real-life problems

  • Work with engineers and product managers to develop and deliver E2E data science driven solutions that bring real business value

  • Analyze various kinds of data to conclude actionable insights

  • Carry out independent research and innovation in ML and technological domains, while supporting existing projects

About You  

  •  Masters or equivalent experience in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, etc.)

  • 1+ years relevant work experience - an advantage

  • Code writing capability in any programming language (Python, R, Java, Scala, etc.) and familiarity with relevant ML packages.

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent spoken and written English

  • Team worker, responsible, delivery-oriented

  •  Hadoop experience (PIG, Hive, Spark) is a plus to have but not required.


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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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