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Sr Data Science Mgr: Responsible AI Head in Wilmington at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/27/2021

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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.

PayPal relies extensively on big data and AI/ML for business decision making and risk management. Given the critical role of AI/ML, the company has embarked on journey to strength AI governance by establishing Responsible AI principles and framework. This senior manager role will be a key technical and thought leader to drive Responsible AI policy development, research and implementation. The role will be exposed to the forefront of AI/ML research and applications in the fast-growing digital payment industry.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead Responsible AI framework development and technical research to drive the successful execution of the Responsible AI framework
  • Perform and lead Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning research in the areas such as model fairness, explainability, security and privacy
  • Design and execute Responsible AI implementation roadmap by collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders including product, engineering, compliance and legal functions.
  • Perform benchmark model developments and validations of high-impact machine learning and deep learning models used in fraud detection, credit underwriting, customer service, marketing, loss forecasting, etc.
  • Work effectively in a complex, fast-paced matrixed environment, replete with tight deliverable timeframes and multiple stakeholders


  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field, such as statistics, mathematics, computer science or engineering, Ph.D. highly preferred
  • 10+ years of modeling experience in AI/ML, advanced statistical models, and AI ethics in Technology, Banking, or Fintech industry
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical and machine learning models (e.g., logistic regression, time series analysis, random forests, GBM, neural networks, NLP)
  • Experienced with big data computing skills (e.g., Scikit-learn in Python, Tensorflow, Hadoop, Spark , SQL, etc.) and cloud technology platforms (e..g, AWS, GCP)
  • A track record of leading projects and building relationship with stakeholders and influencing decision makers
  • Supervisory experience in leading data scientists or quantitative analysts
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills

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