Data Science Manager, Model Risk in New York at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

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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 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.

Data Science Manager – Credit Risk Model Validation will report to the Head of Model Risk Management. The Model Risk Management Function performs independent validation and approval of models that have significant financial, business, and risk management impact.

Role and Responsibilities

•    Perform quantitative and qualitative validation of all aspects of credit risk models including data, model design and implementation, statistical estimations, assumptions and limitations
•    Lead CECL/IFRS9 related 2nd line risk oversight to ensure adequacy of loan loss reserve and overall governance of reserve monitoring and reporting
•    Represent independent 2nd line risk oversight including effective challenges in loss reserve working group discussions/decisions
•    Develop deep understanding of credit portfolio products and customer behavior, and be able to empirically test and benchmark loan performance metrics as part of model validation
•    Work on various other validation and modeling assignments (mostly statistical and machine learning models) 
•    Collaborate with business units, financial controller and model developers to remediate model issues and provide subject-matter expert opinion on model improvements 


This position requires to be familiar with credit scoring, loan loss reserves, commercial and retail lending. It also requires building effective relationship with various stakeholders including business managers, model owners, and risk managers. This position must possess excellent communication, writing and presentation skills.

  • An advanced degree in a quantitative field, such as statistics, mathematics, computer science or engineering, Ph.D. highly preferred
  • 6+ years of experience in credit risk modeling and CECL/IFRS9/GAAP related credit loss model development or validation in financial industry
  • Modeling experience in credit scoring, PD, LGD and EAD for consumer and/or commercial credit portfolios
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical and machine learning models (e.g., logistic regression, time series analysis, random forests, XGBoost, neural networks) and big data programming skills (e.g., Python, Hadoop, SQL, etc.)
  • A track record of leading projects and building relationship with stakeholders and influencing decision makers

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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