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Data Scientist 1 in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/18/2021

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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 375 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.

We are currently recruiting for a Business Intelligence Analyst to support us in deriving strategic insights from large amount of data. This is a high-visibility role which requires interactions with Senior Management for the provision of data-driven insights on the business and recommendation for critical decision making

Job Requirements:

  • Write basic SQL queries to extract business data, analyze, find pattern, identify opportunities and build business case for strategic insights
  • Provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations
  • Assist many levels of senior management in making informed business decisions to sustain and improve seller risk management competitive position
  • Shapes and/or champions new directions and changes in business solutions
  • Continuously seeks out improvement and innovation opportunities that have immediate and meaningful impact on business. Provide a source of high-quality ideas

Basic Qualifications 

  • 2+ years of risk analytical, business intelligence, consulting firm working experience with in-depth knowledge in payment industry
  • Demonstrates good general business knowledge and business acumen. Thinks and communicates well in business terms
  • Shows a high level of skills in breaking down problems into their essential elements, carrying out a diagnosis and developing a solution
  • Strong in analytics, with the strategic thinking capability to solve the business problem from end to end
  • Strong business articulation and influencing skills on a wide range of business topics and issues
  • Good inter-personal skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with remote teams


Bachelor Degree or Above

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