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People Analytics Senior Data Scientist in San Jose, California, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/22/2021

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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.

PayPal is looking for an experienced data scientist to join the fast-growing People Analytics & HR Tech organization. The Senior Data Scientist will conduct research and provide analytical solutions to enable PayPal leaders to make evidence-based decisions. The Senior Data Scientist will partner closely with other People Analytics Consultants on the team and the engineering team to build scalable products for the enterprise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership of analytical projects in the Global People Analytics & HR Tech organization
  • Build and test ML models for the Global People Analytics & HR Tech organization by collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders across HR, finance, product, engineering, and legal functions.
  • Drive better talent decision making through story-telling with data
  • Collaborate closely with other team members to identify opportunities for advanced analytics
  • Perform AI/ML research in the areas such as model fairness, explainability, security and privacy
  • Provide thought leadership on how to use advanced statistics and ML/AI in HR
  • Work effectively in a complex, global, fast-paced matrixed environment, replete with tight deliverable timeframes and multiple stakeholders


  • Masters or Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, or related quantitative discipline
  • 3+ Years working as a data scientist or applied quantitative researcher    
  • 5+ Years industry hands-on experience deriving insights from people/employee data with Python or R
    • Experience applying Python frameworks, libraries (e.g., scikit-learn, Numpy, Scipy, Pandas) or equivalent      
    • Experience applying and presenting statistical methods (e.g., regression, experimental design, etc.) and machine learning (e.g., GBM, clustering, random forest, etc.).
    • Experience with building and deploying predictive models
    • Experience applying natural language processing (NLP) and organizational network analysis (ONA) strongly preferred
  • Ability to communicate technical details to executive audience in a clear and concise manner
  • Experience in developing end-to-end analytic solutions, from ETL to model building, and deployment to model health/performance monitoring
  • Demonstrated track record of handling sensitive data and exercising proven discretion
  • Experience in the technology or financial industry strongly preferred

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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