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Data Scientist in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/29/2021

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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.

As a Data Scientist, you will apply your strategic and analytical skills to solve challenging business problems. You will team up with world-class professionals to identify actionable insights that ultimately impact the bottom line of the company. We work in a space that looks deeply into emerging fraud trends to come up with analytical solutions to fight these fraud trends and we also work on business enablement opportunities that fuel growth and drive efficiencies within the organization. You will be able do it all in a collaborative environment that values your insight, encourages you to take on new responsibility, promotes continuous learning, and rewards innovation with a global team that is multi-disciplinary with broad spectrum of industry experiences, deep analytical and quantitative expertise.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide analytical insights into problems, emerging trends and changes to portfolio
  • Drive projects end to end from ideation to implementation in a time sensitive and efficient manner
  • Identify new opportunities and continuous improvement to contribute to the team’s KPIs and targets
  • Work closely with business partners and stakeholders to determine how to design analysis and measurement approaches that will significantly improve our ability to understand and address emerging business issues
  • Effectively managing relevant stakeholders through the lifecycle of a project by effectively understanding the various needs, priorities and perspectives in order to drive for a solution
  • Identifying present or future gaps in the team’s existing reporting and tools suite
  • Providing regular updates  to leadership, product 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

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative discipline (Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Statistics)
  • 3-4 years’ experience in analytics
  • Proficiency using SQL and querying relational databases
  • Experience in at least one statistical programming language (SAS, R, Python)
  • Experience in predictive modelling techniques such as Regression, Classification, Time series forecasting, NLP, etc.
  • Experience with structuring analyses to solve business problems using data and analytics tools and techniques
  • Experience with project/program management

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Quick learning
  • Out-of-box Problem Solving
  • Payments or Financial domain knowledge

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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