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Tech GRC Manager - Data Risk Management in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/20/2021

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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.

Technology Risk Management team at PayPal is looking for a highly motivated, humble, and resourceful individual to fill a Data Risk Management position within the first line organization. In this role, you will get an opportunity to drive end-to-end data risk management program across PayPal Core and its adjacencies. The ideal candidate will have a balanced exposure to various subprocesses in technology risk management such as risk assessment, control life cycle management, issue management, exam management concentrating on data governance and management as well as be able to run and support data management and governance processes and programs across the company.


  • Understand and apply data related enterprise policies, procedures, standards, and frameworks to the data risk management programs.

  • Coordinate various program initiatives and annual risk compliance programs across functions within PayPal Core and its adjacencies to implement/enhance controls related to data management and governance organization. 

  • Measure risk posture through scorecards, Key Risk Indicators (KRI), and Key Performance Indicators (KPI), etc.

  • Manage the data risk program level including risk registers, risk identification, tracking, prioritization and driving resolution of project/program level issues

  • Develop testing programs to evaluate the effectiveness of controls in adherence to risk framework/control objectives, policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Collaborate with various key stakeholders to gain a common understanding of issues related to the control breakdowns/missing controls to define a specific commitment to strengthen or implement the missing controls.

  • Provide the ability to connect the dots across various data initiatives-defining and executing the data initiatives alignment framework and on-going processes.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of data related regulatory requirements such as GDPR, CCPA, etc.


  • 10+ years of experience in data management and/or risk and compliance programs

  • 6+ years of program development and project management experience

  • Strong skills in team leadership and building positive business partner relationships

  • Strong networking skills and ability to work across multiple organizations to accomplish diverse goals

  • Must have a high degree of expertise in data management-understanding of how all facets of data management are integrated to provide best value.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical development teams

  • Comfortable working in a self-efficient, fast-paced, results-oriented environment

  • Familiarity with data related regulations including privacy, cybersecurity, data localization, open banking

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal and skilled at adjusting communication style/vocabulary to your audience’s role/function and technical familiarity.

  • Understanding of risk management methodologies, frameworks, and principles (e.g. SOX, COBIT, NIST, CSA, ITIL, PCI, GDPR, etc.)

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



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