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Data scientist in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/17/2021

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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 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.

PayPal is a global leader in online payments and democratization of financial services, providing payment solutions to hundreds of millions of customers all over the world. As a Data Scientists in PayPal’s Global Data Science organization (GDS), you will have an impact on PayPal’s Merchant and Consumer products all around the world. Our data scientists work to better understand our end-users, identify opportunities, and improve our products by creating personal and smart experiences. Making use of PayPal’s endless amount of data, you will leverage your data and machine learning skills, for research and delivery of end-to-end Data Science solutions. We look to employ folks with sharp analytical skills, a passion for deriving new insights from unimaginable amounts of data, solving unique challenges, and leveraging machine learning algorithms in a highly collaborative, values-driven environment.

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
  • Analyze various kinds of data to conclude actionable insights
  • Carry out independent research and innovation in new content and technological domains, while supporting existing projects

Position Requirements  

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, etc.) with 3+ year relevant experience; or PhD with 1+ year relevant experience
  • Proficient coding capability in SQL and at least one of the major programming languages such as Python, R, Java.
  • Proficient in data analysis, model building, and data mining.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills on a broad set of technical topics.
  • Ability to ask open-ended questions and contribute to brainstorming and design discussions.
  • Experience in Big Data such as MapReduce, PIG, HIVE, and Spark – an advantage
  • Experience in natural language processing, text mining, and web intelligence – an advantage

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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