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Data & Risk Technical Product Manager in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/30/2020

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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.

PayPal Global Data Science (GDS) Organization delivers data science-based solutions to majority of the organizations within PayPal. We are seeking for a highly motivated and talented technical product manager to join the Risk Data Acquisition team. As a Technical Product Manager in GDS you will get a unique opportunity to be part of a team that ensures GDS risk detection products incorporate the highest quality data by working with multiple organizations across the entire PayPal ecosystem.

The core charter of GDS is to build best-in-class solutions to help detect and prevent all bad actors from utilizing the Paypal systems and services. Since the bad actors are constantly evolving GDS is continually looking for new methods to detect them. We are looking for an individual who is eager to explore new data, while at the same time is proficient enough in the existing data to support the data scientists who are looking to leverage it in their solutions.


  • Maintaining existing data stream quality.
  • Investigating new data flows and streams and expose them to the organization.
  • Drive expansion and utilization of data gathering technology in a cross functional manner in PayPal.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering discipline with a strong quantitative aptitude.
  • Self-starter, driven, strong relationship builder, passionate about learning and making a difference.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal and skilled at adjusting communication style/vocabulary to your audience’s role/function and technical familiarity.
  • Experience working with a data-centric programing language like SQL, HIVE, Spark etc.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering teams, provide ongoing support to help implement end user requirements.
  • Collaborate with data platform teams to build/enhance necessary data platforms to provide seamless access for customers to high value data sources.
  • Document best practices for data tracking and maintain documentation for self-service use.
  • Partner closely with other Product Managers to understand new product offerings being built and work with cross functional teams to ensure proper integration of critical components.
  • Data analytics experience.
  • A "can do" spirit combined with high energies and positive attitude.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Self Starter which doesn’t hesitate to proactively approach in order to learn fast.
  • Tech savvy which loves to stay on top of industry trends.

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