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Data Scientist 1 in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/3/2020

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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.

This role is in the Global Resolutions and Protections (RnP) team within Global Fraud Risk organization and will focus on implementing policies and strategies for new partnerships and integrations

Job Description
This role is in the Global Resolutions and Protections (RnP) team within Global Fraud Risk organization. Global RnP team is responsible for managing the overall policies, strategy and processes for PayPal’s post-transaction domain.

Post transaction domain involves managing the end-to-end policies, customer experience, risk management and operations optimization responsibilities when a customer files a dispute on a PayPal payment.

This role will focus on implementing policies and strategies for new partnerships and integrations.

Job Requirements


•        Proficiency in SQL and Excel

•        Experience in fraud, risk management, or business analytics

•        Strong analytical skills: ability to build quick estimates using back-of-the-envelope analysis, structure (and, if needed, execute) more complex analyses, pull together business cases, navigate multidimensional sets of tradeoffs. Above all, the job calls for comfort with data – ability to manipulate it, question its validity, interpret it, and develop recommendations based on it

•        Experience, comfort and interest in the manipulation and analysis of large datasets

•        Knowledge of data and visualization tools SAS, Teradata, Python, QlikView, Tableau

•        Experience, comfort and interest in the manipulation and analysis of large datasets

•        Solid communication and presentation skills and experience visualizing data is required.

•        Strong desire and ability to work in a dynamic, innovative, fast-paced environment.

Professional Qualities:

•        High-energy and drive

•        Ability to story-tell and translate analysis and insights into actionable recommendations

•        Strong quantitative background

•        Outstanding problem-solving skills, with strong ability to drive towards action and impact

•        Ability to operate through ambiguity and change and to be able to course correct

•        Strong written and verbal communications skills

•        Innate curiosity to learn and develop

Basic Qualifications:

•        Bachelors, MBA/ Masters of Finance, Mathematics, statistics, computer science or economics preferred; Masters Degree preferred

•        3+ years of experience in solving problems using data-driven approach or Master’s degree   and 2+ year

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



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