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Ph. D. Intern –Data Scientist in Tel Aviv at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/27/2020

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    Tel Aviv
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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.

Risk Data Scientists are highly motivated team players who specialize in data analysis, programing, statistical knowledge and machine learning to create advanced proprietary fraud prevention mechanisms. Our researchers overcome challenges presented by big data, evolving fraud techniques and new payment technologies by leveraging domain expertise and Machine-learning algorithms. They research and accompany the development of advanced statistical models which help drive PayPal's competitive edge by providing accurate, split-second decision-making capabilities in a high-pace environment. The ideal candidates are problem solvers, equipped with strong analytical & quantitative skills suited to approach various kinds of challenges in complex environments. Adept at creative and critical thinking, they are able to deconstruct problems and transform personal insights into large scale, state-of-the-art solutions. Candidates must be quick learners with a strong sense of personal responsibility and a technical orientation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: student status required - MSc./PhD Student in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Engineering or equivalent
  • Availability for 50% position or more
  • 85 and above grade from top universities

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.

  • Deep knowledge in Machine-Learning methods and research – a must 
  • 1-2 years related work/academic experience – a must
  • Code writing capability in any programming language (Python, R, Java, etc.)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in Big Data analysis – an advantage
  • Deep learning experience – an advantage
  • Quick-thinker, fast learner, wide general knowledge, problem solver
  • Team worker, responsible , delivery-oriented
  • Excellent spoken and written English

What we offer?

  • A supportive and diverse environment that allows our employees to thrive and learn.
  • Future career opportunities with international exposure via PayPal’s network of global locations.
  • Attractive compensation and benefits.

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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