Data Analyst in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Scottsdale
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/4/2019
  • Job ID:
    R0045788

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 277 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.

At PayPal, we’re literally reinventing how the world pays and gets paid. We understand that it’s about people. We connect individuals to let them shop, get paid, donate and send money using today’s technology with the confidence that comes from the security and control PayPal helps to provide. Are you ready to help us change the world? The world’s payments Company, PayPal brings together a family of brands that are revolutionizing the way people move money. At PayPal you will be immersed in an amazing community with a fun culture that thrives on innovation, initiative, and interaction. We offer outstanding opportunities for candidates in a broad range of fields. PayPal Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is the engine room that keeps PayPal running. SREs are generalists and can switch between operations and coding with the flick of a wrist. We harness data in every form imaginable to make decisions that save PayPal money and make our customers delighted. We’re looking for someone with a track record of putting learning into action fueled by their curiosity.

Within SRE, the Actionable Insights (SRE-AI) team uses machine learning and data science to solve problems from capacity and efficiency to driving down Mean Time to Resolve (MTTR) and Mean Time to Detect (MTTD).  We’re always looking at how to make data-driven decisions and automating our work using AIOps and DevOps concepts. 

A successful Data Analyst within the SRE-AI team will be responsible for the implementation of ITIL/ITSM KPI dashboards that will allow teams to track a standard set of metrics that are used as Operational Level Agreements (OLAs) in order to increase the quality, reliability, and efficiency of our platform.  They will be so comfortable with data that they envision charts and graphs when faced with a problem.  This role will require a strong knowledge of data visualization tools including previous experience with Tableau, PowerBI, or QlikView.  This Data Analyst role will be designing, implementing, and iterating with user feedback for dashboards built with Tableau. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Understand how to make data visually appealing and simple to both navigate and comprehend for end-users 

  • Aggregate data from various sources in order to construct streamlined data pipelines and join data from multiple PayPal systems 

  • Convert requirements from industry standard ITIL/ITSM into actionable dashboards 

  • Be the source of knowledge for best practices for visualization of data 

  • Transform data using Python and Jupyter Notebooks and further analyze data to identify patterns 

  • Train others on how to use Tableau to visualize their data 

  • Lead and participate in special projects/initiatives: innovate and implement large-scale quality improvements to processes and/or systems by conducting data analysis and making recommendations, troubleshooting technical issues, and refining processes around customer support 

  • Present insights to leaders and socialize best practices for consumption of data 

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Mining or related field or equivalent practical experience 

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Data Analysis, Research, Site Reliability Engineering or related industry 

  • Experience with Python, Java, Tableau, Jupyter Notebooks, Teradata, Hadoop/Hive, Oracle, JavaScript, SQL, Airflow, Linux, Perl, PHP 

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in one of the following areas: quantitative analysis, economics, internet technology, online search, eCommerce, online payments or online advertising and publishing 

  • SRE, Production Engineering, Operations, DevOps 

  • Demonstrated analytical thinking through data-driven decisions, as well as the technical know-how, charisma, and ability to work with your team to make a big impact 

  • Knowledge of database structures and/or working with Unix/Linux 

  • Outstanding leadership, influencing, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills 


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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