Information Security Manager in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/19/2019

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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 277 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.

The Product & Technology, China team is looking for a passionate, self-driven Information security manager join the team in Shanghai. The person will play a critical role in risk assessing and securing PayPal’s infrastructure and applications in China, connecting the different solutions for our customer base into solid and comprehensive offerings in a secure and compliant fashion, working in a global framework but leading and consulting local teams to respect the nuances. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and self-motivated individual with strong passion and experience in the payment landscape in China, positive work ethic and a "can do" attitude. In this position, you will work in a cross-functional team across product, engineering, product marketing, , brand, sales, risk, compliance, legal, operations and more to ensure the success of our products in China. This position is highly visible in the organization and involves frequent interaction with the senior executives as well as all other levels and external stakeholders, locally and globally.


  • Interpret and influence PayPal Information Security policies, standards, and IT/security controls in China
  • Planning, supporting, facilitating, coordinating and executing Information Security risk assessments.
  • Work in collaboration with corporate information security and various technical teams in the design and implementation of control self-assessments, and risk assessments.
  • Create, document, and implement control test plans, scripts, and procedures.
  • Investigate, analyze and document reported control defects.
  • Partner with Issues Management, Standards and Compliance teams to develop effective process for monitoring, reporting and escalating compliance related issues and exceptions.
  • Work with cross-functional teams in performing reviews and tests of IT internal controls to ensure teams are operating adequate controls.
  • Partner with Security Awareness teams to proactively promote enhanced security controls and training across IT and business units.
  • Create, monitor data points into the IT risk management activities, including monthly dashboards, metrics, and reporting.
  • Directs IT functional teams in the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of control processes.
  • Advises IT and business executives on the status of risks and security findings.
  • Develop automated process to document and score IT/Security control effectiveness based on maturity level and map to corresponding residual risk scores.

Job Requirements

  • 10+ years of combined experience in related information security and technology fields, and risk and control governance.
  • 4+ years of experience with technology risk assessment and control validation
  • Broad security knowledge across common industry security standards (e.g., ISO, NIST, COSO, COBIT, and others).
  • Possess either of the following certifications: CISSP, CISA, CISM, or GIAC.
  • Familiarity with risk management methodologies and tools such as FAIR, RiskLens, or similar is a plus.
  • Technical knowledge of security technologies and architecture in multiple security domains (such as infrastructure hardening, privileged access, data security, endpoint security, anti-malware, network security, application security and others).
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills and the proven ability to influence and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and meet deadlines without close supervision
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (Information Technology, Information Assurance, Cyber Security or related disciplines preferred)

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.