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Decision Scientist in Tel Aviv - Yigal Alon St at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/16/2021

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At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

Decision scientists in the Global Fraud Risk organization are highly motivated team players with strong analytical skills who specialize in creating, driving and executing initiatives to mitigate fraud on PayPal’s platform and improve the experience for PayPal’s hundreds of millions of customers, while guaranteeing compliance with regulations. Decision scientists are problem solvers suited to approach varied challenges in complex big data environments, collaborating with a wide variety of partners in the company, such as product experts, data scientists and engineers to bring their analytical insights to life. Decision scientists deeply understand PayPal’s business objectives, as their impact on PayPal’s top and bottom lines is immense. As such, they are required to analyze key performance indicators and track financial and operational metrics with the aim of adapting PayPal’s advanced proprietary fraud prevention and experience mechanisms and enabling growth.

In your role as a Lead Decision Scientist, you will:

  • Develop and own data-driven risk decision strategies to support PayPal’s global financial business goals
  • Plan and execute long-term projects from start to finish
  • Drive end-to-end processes with partners across many organizations
  • Work with product and platform teams to develop cutting edge, scalable and safe products, to enhance the experience for our global customers
  • Utilize bottom-up, story based, innovative techniques to apply analytical know how onto PayPal’s risk strategies
  • Measure performance against KPIs and goals
  • Maintain ongoing communication with stakeholders and peers across the company and share updates with senior leaders in a clear manner

About You

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: economics, finance, engineering, exact sciences, etc. (MBA – an advantage)
  • 2+ years of work experience in relevant positions (e.g. Decision scientist, data analyst, statistician, data scientist, FP&A, product/process manager, risk management, army intelligence units)
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Technical orientation; Experience in SQL / R / Python / other programming language – a must
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in the Payment Risk domain – an advantage
  • Quick-thinker, fast learner, wide general knowledge, problem solver

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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 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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