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Technology and Security Oversight Lead in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/28/2020

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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 325 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 is seeking a Technology and Security Oversight Lead to be a key contributor in the identification, assessment, measurement, and reduction of the technology and security risk for PayPal Business Units.

Safety and trust distinguishes our company from the competition and are at the core of our value proposition to our customer base, consumers, merchants and developers. 

The candidate will be a key contributor in the identification, assessment, measurement, and reduction of the technology and security risk for PayPal Business Units.  

As a member of the second line of defense team, you will collaborate closely with the leads of different lines of business, first line security, and risk management teams to continuously improve the technology and security risk posture of the business units.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in the technology and security risk assessment process for PayPal.
  • Help mature the risk assessment processes, methodology, and approach to align acquisitions with PayPal standards
  • Lead comprehensive assessments to determine Business Unit technology and security profile
  • Work with internal and external teams to conduct assessments and testing of networks, platforms, and applications
  • Assess maturity of security and technology programs through examination of documentation, review of processes, and interviews with key staff
  • Identity gaps, assess risk, and help develop remediation action plans
  • Staying current on emerging technologies and security trends and how the impact the business units.


  • A senior technology or security leader with experience across a range of enterprise-wide information security functions, technology architectures, capabilities, and processes
  • 8+ years of experience in a senior information security and/or reliability engineering position
  • Have a strong domain expertise in technology and/or security fields: Infrastructure (public cloud/datacenter) security, application security, or data security
  • Strong working knowledge of Identity and Access Management, Cryptography and Key Management, and Vulnerability Management
  • Experience in financial services or security technology industries, preferably in dynamic and fast changing environments
  • Familiarity with industry and government regulatory obligations, including PCI DSS, SOX, SSAE 16
  • Deep and proven understanding of risk management

Key Competencies Required

  • Collaborative leadership:  He or she must have a strong demonstrated inclusive and collaborative, team focused, orientation able to drive consensus across business and technology organizations, and developing strong, durable and effective partnerships with executives and operating teams in all geographies
  • Outstanding technologist: The leader will have an understanding of all facets of current technology, and a comprehensive understanding of information security.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: This leader must be highly articulate both verbally and in written form, be able to interact at both strategic and tactical levels, and able to effectively interact with, and influence senior leaders
  • Written Communication Skills:  Ability to produce high quality technical reports for a wide variety of audiences including executive staff.
  • Self-motivated and directed with strong bias to action: The executive must have a demonstrated record of driving operations and/or projects to successful outcomes
  • Innovation leadership:  This leader should have a demonstrated ability to lead with innovative ideas rather than follow the competition or take traditional approaches.

Other competencies

  • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities with deep understanding of the impact of technology and security initiatives on the financial performance of the business
  • Lateral thinking and perseverance in achieving goals
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, change and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to make high quality decisions with limited information
  • Be a quick learner undaunted by complex systems

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