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Research Scientist (PhD/PostGrad) in Singapore at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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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 392 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.

At PayPal, we leverage Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to improve customer and employee experience, prevent fraud and provide a secure platform to perform transactions. PayPal Research team in Singapore is focused on building advanced AI capabilities in the longer term but yet take an opportunistic approach to be able to apply some research to create business impact. PayPal Research Singapore is looking for extraordinary research scientist based in Singapore. Research scientists will have the opportunity to build new advanced capabilities and work on research problems to enhance customer and employee experience.

Candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following fields in AI: deep learning, graph mining, knowledge graph, ontology, natural language processing, computer vision, speech biometrics, etc.


+ Develop new capabilities through ambitious, long-term research.

+ Develop innovative solutions for real-world, large scale problems to enhance customer & employee experience.

+ Collaborate effectively with cross functional teams different geographical locations to ensure fruition of projects.

+ Create new application ideas and show its proof of concept to evaluators through rapid prototyping.

Minimum qualifications:

+ Postgraduate/PhD degree in computer science, artificial intelligence, or related technical field.

+ Prior experience in one or more of the following fields in AI: deep learning, graph mining, knowledge graph, ontology, natural language processing, computer vision, speech biometrics, etc.

+ Proficient in fundamental technical skills (Programming language like Java/Python/R; database language like SQL; Experienced in working with Hadoop, Map-Reduce, Hive, Pig)

+ Experience with one or more deep learning libraries and platforms (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc).

Preferred qualifications:

+ Strong publication record at top-tier AI conferences or journals is a plus

+ Full time industry experience in AI research or product developments is a plus

+ Experience in managing AI projects (e.g. commercial or government-funded projects) is a plus.

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