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

Date Posted: 1/10/2022

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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 an experience data scientist to join our team to focus on product analytics of our QR code payments product. QR code payment is the most popular payment method in Asia and is a strategic area that PayPal is invested in. We are looking for someone to grow the QR code payments product at PayPal leveraging the power of data.

You will:

  • Identify new growth opportunities through deep dive analyses leveraging our rich datasets of user behavioral and transactional data
  • Help QR code team to understand the impact of feature changes and new product launches through experimentation
  • Translate ambiguous, unstructured business problems into actionable data-driven analyses
  • Size potential impact of new ideas and help prioritizing product roadmaps based on impact
  • Bring clarity to the performance of our key metrics and flows through well designed dashboards and reports
  • Act as thought partner to our product team and lead cross-functional projects (partner teams include product, engineering, design, user research, finance, machine learning, marketing, compliance, risk, customer service/operations)
  • Act as mentor to junior team members

You have:

  • B.S. in a quantitative field (math, statistics, computer science, or similar STEM fields), advanced degrees a plus
  • 2+ year of data science, analytics, or consulting experience
  • Experience influencing product strategy through analyses and data-centric presentations
  • Understanding of statistics (e.g. hypothesis testing, statistical inference, regression), experience designing and evaluating complex experiments a plus
  • Experience with at least one querying language (e.g. SQL) and one scripting language (e.g. Python), comfortable with working with large, complex, and potentially messy datasets
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills, ability to lead cross-functionally
  • Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau a plus, experience with building machine learning models a plus

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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