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Venmo Risk Specialist in Guatemala City at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/22/2021

Job Snapshot

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.

As a teammate within Venmo Risk, you will be required to work through several pre-determined fraud queues and/or offline investigations to ascertain if recent account activity is of a fraudulent nature (based on fraud indicators). You will complete your investigation using multiple resources including reviewing Venmo/PayPal activity, phone matches, IP Search, and various websites, etc. You are responsible for reviewing documentation, analyzing data, and determining in a timely manner whether to verify the authenticity of transactions and/or activities. In tandem, an experienced teammate will escalate fraud trends, provide feedback on various topics, on occasion join in on ad hoc meetings and collaborate with Venmo working partners. A skilled teammate within Venmo Risk is a proactive, organized, efficient, and driven leader that exhibits strong analytical skills, adapts well to change, and thrives in a collaborative team environment.

Core Duties:

  • Based on assigned queues, review Venmo/PayPal accounts and determine the legitimacy of the account and account holder, the associated risk (using fraud indicators), and make sure all appropriate restriction and/or dismissal decisions are made on each account reviewed. (70%)
  • Work various reports designed to capture loss & review for fraud activity (20%)
  • Continually monitor cases and reports to identify trends and notify management of information gleaned from that activity (10%)
  • Provide feedback to Leaders & Sr. Specialists on learnings and findings to help improve processes, policy alignments & fraud lead quality
  • Provide guidance, mentoring and assistance to peer employees by answering questions, providing feedback on customer issues, and supporting all areas of Venmo Risk.


Attention to Detail/Efficiency


Customer Focus

Execution & Prioritization

Decision Quality

Drive for Results

Ethics and Values

Functional/Technical Skills

Integrity and Trust

Problem Solving

Time Management

Written/Verbal Communications

Prerequisite Knowledge & Proficiencies:

  • Strong verbal & written communication skills utilizing active listening and clear speaking to internal and external customers
  • Ability to make discretionary decisions based on research.
  • Ability to function in a variety of tasks with a sense of urgency and follow-through.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new software technologies.
  • Strong working knowledge of external systems, PC & Apple based internet and software applications (Internet, Google Docs, Google Forms, Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Basic knowledge of internal systems & software (Venmo Underground, ZenDesk, Wiki, Slack)


5+ years relevant work experience required

2 yr. experience in one or more of the following areas: Customer Support and Financial Services, Fraud Investigation, and Transaction processing.

12 months of combined experience in Risk Operations

Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent required

Physical Requirements:

This position requires sitting, typing and repetitive motions.

Position Scope Details:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed within the role. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, and skills required, nor be the entire list of behaviors or expectations for which one may be measured upon within the performance review process. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

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