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

Date Posted: 12/22/2021

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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.

We are seeking an experienced data scientist with a track record of delivering real world applicable solutions to work on some of the most interesting problems in online fraud, user identification, and user authentication. Our data scientists work closely with both the strategy and engineering teams, analyzing fraud patterns and creating and adapting advanced fraud prevention mechanisms while focusing on the customer’s experience. The scientists overcome challenges presented by big data, evolving fraud techniques and new payment technologies by leveraging area expertise, data analysis, and advanced algorithms. You will be work in a collaborative environment that values your insight, encourages you to take on new responsibility, promotes continuous learning, and rewards innovation with a global team that is multi-disciplinary with broad spectrum of industry experiences, deep analytical and quantitative expertise. Primary Job Responsibilities:- Help drive innovation in using extensive sources of data for detection and prevention of fraud attacks. Work with multiple teams to provide subject matter expertise into the ever-evolving domain of user identification and continuous authentication. Provide regular updates to leadership, peers and other stakeholders that will simplify and clarify complex concepts and the results of analyses effectively with emphasis on the actionable outcomes and impact to business.

Required Qualifications (if you don’t meet the below but still think you are the right person for the job – please tell us why!)

  • Masters, PhD, or equivalent experience in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
  • 3-5 years data science work experience
  • Code writing capability in any programming language (Python, R, Java, Scala, etc.) and familiarity with relevant ML packages
  • Hadoop experience (Hive, Spark)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Team worker, responsible, delivery-oriented

Preferred Skills

  • Digital signal processing
  • Familiarity with MEMs – example motion sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope etc and algorithms using them for gait recognition, activity detection, gesture detection
  • Familiarity with imaging sensors and algorithms using them for eye-tracking
  • Expertise in using Android / iOS sensor HAL API’s (camera, motion, display) to get user behavioral biometric data and extract user level behavior insights and signatures

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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