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Information Security Manager in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/27/2020

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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 305 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.

Information Security Manager for PayPal China

Do you want to help create the future of money? PayPal is focussed on enabling commerce. We want to make it easier and safer to shop and pay for things you want, anywhere and at any time. We are focussed on developing solutions that deliver value for our large merchant and consumer base.  

If you’re keen to join a fast growing team of highly motivated thinkers we might be the workplace for you.

We don’t create products because technology allows it – we use technology to make things work better. We listen to our customers and we want to create wonderful experiences that are commercially relevant.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Country Information Security Manager to join our growing team in China.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure PayPal’s information systems are under proper control from an information security point of view.
  • Organise and lead the information security strategy and program at PayPal in close cooperation with the global information security teams.
  • Manage the risks associated with the information systems.
  • Support PayPal’s authorised management on Data and Information Security-related issues, as subject matter expert (SME) in order to permit informed decisions.
  • Support compliance with applicable regulatory requirements in China.
  • Coordinate with and support the regional teams that have operational involvement in securing the information systems of PayPal.


  • University Degree (Engineering, Computer Science, Technology Management or other analytical degree); Master’s Degree or Ph.D. (or equivalent) preferred
  • 8 years’ minimum experience in an IT security, risk management, or similar function. At least 5 years' of this experience should involve executive-level communication. Recent substantive interaction with C-level executives and boards of directors a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills; interpersonal and collaborative skills; and the ability to communicate information security-related concepts to technical and non-technical audiences. Fluency in Mandarin preferred.
  • Strong influencing, negotiation, and relationship building skills; an ability to interface internally and externally to ensure successful, high-quality outcomes.
  • Thorough understanding of how to effectively manage teams and lead projects supported by cross-functional/matrix team structures.
  • Critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills, and the organisation agility needed to switch between strategic and tactical thinking.
  • Ability to work with geographically distributed teams, especially with teams situated abroad and in different time zones.

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