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Principal Data Scientist in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, Israel at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/24/2022

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Job Description

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.

We are looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join PayPal’s Global Data Science team in Tel Aviv. Our team’s goal is to provide the best data science solutions to prevent fraud from entering our eco-system through onboarding and lifecycle management while optimizing the business outcomes and customer experience. These solutions affect PayPal’s entire population of users and transactions, and directly contribute to PayPal’s financial performance.

Primary Job Responsibilities

As a Principal data scientist your responsibilities will include:

  • Research and experimentation with state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to solve business problems in the fraud prevention domain.

  • Mentoring other data scientists in the group. Improving and innovating on our data science practices, methodology and projects.

  • Shaping  the business, data science and research directions across several teams as a member of the group’s senior staff

  • Contributing to the data science community at PayPal Israel.

  • Influencing large scale projects and initiatives to advance our machine learning capabilities.


  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics, Physics, or equivalent, preferably with a focus in machine learning / AI.

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Expertise in machine learning algorithms and tools such as Tensorflow, Keras and Pytorch.

  • Expertise in coding in at least one major programming language (e.g. Python, C++ or Java)

  • Experience in deploying machine learning products in live production environment – an advantage

  • Exprience in MLOps methods – Docker, Kubernetes Etc – an advantage

  • Hadoop, Spark, SQL and big data experience – an advantage

  • Team player, responsible, delivery-oriented

  • High level communication skills

  • Excellent spoken and written English

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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