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Senior Data Scientist in Shanghai, China 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.

PayPal Global Data Science team(GDS) is looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join the team and take an important role in one of the team’s current domains – build horizontal data science projects, infrastructures and solutions serving all data science teams in GDS, focusing on enabling complex insights from our data by leveraging large scale clustering, building PayPal Graph&Linking intelligence and Anomaly detection solutions and infrastructures. Principal job responsibilities include data science projects based on cutting-edge modelling tech/infra/data sources to serve other GDS teams to deliver higher standard products, investigating and establishing understanding on production feasibilities, and communication with up/downstream teams to make everything happen, while playing a key part of creating a new team from scratch.


About PayPal’s Data Science Team: 

PayPal is a global leader in online payments and democratization of financial services, providing payment solutions for hundreds of millions of customers all over the world. 
As a Data Scientists in PayPal’s Global Data Science organization, you will have an impact on PayPal’s Merchant and Consumer products all around the world. Our data scientists work to better understand our end-users, identify opportunities and improve our products by creating personal and smart experiences. Making use of PayPal’s endless amount of data, you will leverage your data and machine learning skills, for research and delivery of end-to-end Data Science solutions. 

If you are an experienced Data Scientist with sharp analytical skills and a passion for deriving new insights from unimaginable amounts of data, solving unique challenges, leveraging machine learning algorithms, and working in a highly collaborative, values-driven environment – then PayPal’s Global Data Sciences (GDS) is looking for you. 



About You    

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  • Master’s Degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, etc.) 

  • More than 2 years of experience as a data scientist. Experiences on leading a team project – an advantage 

  • Code writing capability in common programming language for DS(Python is a must. Preferably with SQL/Scala/Java) and familiarity with relevant ML packages (TF, Pytorch, etc.). Familarity with Linux environments. 

  • Basic spoken and written English. Excellent English comm – an advantage 

  • Clear analytical mindset and deep understanding of ML 

  • Hadoop experience (MapReduce, PIG, Hive, Spark/Pyspark) – an advantage 

  • Graph DB experience – an advantage  

  • Team worker, responsible, delivery-oriented 



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