Business Systems Analyst, Pricing in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/8/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0039366

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 254 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.

This position is for PayPal’s payment data services with focus in the pricing domain. This team is responsible for making all PayPal pricing data available to different business functions, like pricing, payments, sales, marketing, risk, analytics, and Finance. The scope of the organization is global, and its data platforms serve a wide array of functions including the life cycle of pricing services. We are committed to bringing innovation, passion and customer focus to the payment business and build a high-performance data platform that enables critical business decisions and analytical use cases. Our team works closely with numerous stakeholders to prioritize engineering tasks and collaborates with multiple engineering teams throughout the product development life cycle. We are looking for a full time experienced, customer-oriented, business-focused, and analytically-driven Business System Analyst who can understand business needs and translate them to technical data platform solutions. The ideal candidate should have the ability to understand the functions of the payment system and pricing system, conduct payment and pricing data analysis, as well as the ability to prioritize and provide a proper impact assessment across work streams. This role requires execution from end-to-end: including internal testing, user acceptance testing, data quality, launch support, bug management, etc. It also requires an individual who is comfortable working in cross-functional teams with a very high degree of analytical and technical skills.

Responsibilities

Pricing Data Ownership: Go to person for the data pertaining to a feature or a subject area within the pricing domain. Build expertise on data relevant to the subject area. Analyze and understand current state of the implementation to ensure that the context and implications of change are understood by the users and the project team.

Requirements:  Engage with product managers and analysts to understand data needs and provide recommendations based on domain knowledge. Create and document solution(s) of medium to high complexity to meet end user requirements, including documentation of systems specifications. Conduct and coordinate user acceptance testing.

Execution: Manage project work through completion of delivery on assigned projects and ad hoc efforts.  Support multiple projects simultaneously. Coordinate with internal teams and customers to launch solutions, ensuring execution of training and communication plans. Measure and document results of implemented solutions

Data Analysis & Problem Solving: Ability to understand business problem and provide feasible solution meeting PayPal domain & technology requirements. Engage with business users on proof of concept efforts

Technical Expertise: Facilitate / Engage technical discussion for their product. Proficient in the use of analytics tools/coding necessary to build prototypes and requirements documents. Adequate knowledge of reporting and Business Intelligence concepts. Knowledge of Hadoop stack tools (Hive, Spark, etc.)

Qualifications

  • A computer science graduate or undergraduate degree or equivalent with 6+ years of industry experience with 3+ years in business systems analysis.
  • Experience in querying data from Oracle/Teradata/Hadoop systems and building solutions with strong knowledge of SQL; Experience in building large scale data aggregation is a plus.
  • Experience in Insights from data -  associations among data, business rules/logics, data flows, data usages.
  • Track record of working within a fast paced, dynamic, team-oriented environment.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and geo locations.
  • Exceptional collaboration skills, within function and across peer stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate excellent and effective interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and listening).
  • Experience with Tableau or other visualization tools is a plus.
  • Experience in financial services industry preferred.

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.

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