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Technical Control Testing Engineer in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/27/2020

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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 305 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.

Information Security Engineer

This position will be play a key role in managing, implementing and maintaining the Cybersecurity Assurance program. This role will ensure the effectiveness of information security and IT controls by working with control owners to design and test controls to meet PayPal standards and regulatory requirements. The incumbent will partner with IT technical staff, Functional Areas, as well as internal risk and compliance teams.

Job Description

This role will ensure the effectiveness of information security and IT controls by working with control owners to design and test controls to meet PayPal standards and regulatory requirements. The incumbent will partner with IT technical staff, Functional Areas, as well as internal risk and compliance teams.

Areas of focus include information security, computer operations, systems development and application controls. Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) activities include providing oversight and managing the ongoing execution of key controls. Activities will implement/leverage GRC tools for on-boarding and automating more quantitative scoring of control effectiveness/maturity and corresponding risk reduction. Additionally, activities include the assessing, tracking and reporting of control deficiencies and remediation activities.

The candidate will:

  • Interpret PayPal standards, regulatory and business requirements into technical specification documents and IT/security controls.
  • Participate in developing and maintaining the overall Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) management process and strategy.
  • Work in collaboration with corporate compliance, risk management and various technical teams in the design and implementation of controls self-assessments, risk assessment and regulatory compliance practices for IT.
  • Create, document, and implement control test plans, scripts, and procedures.
  • Investigate, analyze and document reported control defects.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation using defined technical documentation templates (e.g., GRC tool and documented procedures).
  • Partner with Issues Management, Standards and Compliance teams to develop effective process for monitoring, reporting and escalating compliance related issues and exceptions.
  • Work with cross-functional teams in performing reviews and tests of IT internal controls to ensure teams are operating adequate controls.
  • Partner with Security Awareness teams to proactively promote enhanced security controls and training across IT and business functions.
  • Create, monitor data points into the IT risk management activities, including dashboards, metrics, and reporting (e.g., GRC tool dashboards).
  • Directs IT functional teams in the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of control processes, documentation and compliance routines.
  • Advises IT and business executives on the status of security findings, technology risks and compliance issues based on assessment results and information from various discovery sources, monitoring and control systems.
  • Develop automated process to document and score IT/Security control effectiveness based on maturity level and map to corresponding residual risk scores.


  • Demonstrate broad security knowledge across common industry security standards (e.g., ISO, NIST, COSO, COBIT, and others).
  • Strong technical knowledge of security technologies and architecture (such as infrastructure hardening, privileged access, data security, endpoint security, anti-malware, network security, application security and others).
  • 2+ years of experience in developing security standards and implementing technical controls to meet standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Advanced MS Office skills: Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Database
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills and the proven ability to influence and communicate effectively.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (Information Technology, Information Assurance, Cyber Security or related disciplines preferred).
  • Security certifications are an advantage.

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