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Data Strategist in Tel Aviv at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/3/2021

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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.

GDS Horizon team is looking for a Data Strategist to manage, lead and take full ownership of our external data sources portfolio strategy, including vendor relations, data governance and monitoring, ROI evaluation, lead generation and facilitation of data integrations.

PayPal’s Global Data Sciences team is responsible for developing and enhancing machine learning and data mining capabilities, which are key in PayPal’s top-of-the-line data-driven decisions, especially in the risk and counter-fraud domains. Our researchers overcome challenges presented by big data, evolving fraud techniques and new payment technologies by leveraging domain expertise and creating sophisticated data-driven products which enable us to make the best possible decisions to protect PayPal’s customers.

As a Data Strategist you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of external data sources, ensuring the data is relevant, valuable and ready to use. The position includes leading the multiple fronts in this domain, including vendor relations, data governance and monitoring, ROI evaluation, lead generation and facilitation of data integrations. This unique position requires working in close collaboration with various partners - Software Engineers, Data Scientists, business leaders and external data vendors.

We are looking for a highly motivated team player with solid understanding of data, great analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills and passion to drive forward and coordinate the analytical and technical execution of new and existing data solutions. The successful candidate will have a proven experience in both project management and partnership/interface management, and will demonstrate an ability to take full ownership from initiation to execution while working closely with leaders across the company.

Job Requirements:

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in one of the following: engineering, economics, finance, exact sciences, etc. (MBA – an advantage)
  • 2+ years of work experience in relevant positions (e.g. technical product/project manager, data analyst, decision scientist, data scientist)
  • Technical orientation; Experience in SQL / Python – a must
  • Proven analytical skills and data orientation
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in working with external vendors and partners – an advantage
  • Experience in working with APIs & data integrations – an advantage
  • General knowledge of Machine Learning methods – an advantage
  • Experience in the Payments domain – 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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