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Data Scientist in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/28/2020

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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.

1.Strong in analytics: with the strategic thinking capability to solve the business problem form end to end 2. Master degree or above in Engineering, computer science, Maths, Stats, Finance or related fields. 3. 2+year related professional experience 4. Experience in managing large volumes of complex data (SQL, SAS, C, R) is a plus

Primary Job Responsibilities 

This role is responsible for creating and maintaining risk mitigation strategies in the area of stolen credit card and collusive fraud in young consumer.

  • Responsible for front end strategy development and implementation
  • Ad-hoc analysis
  • Built performance tracking system for strategy monitoring and early fraud tend detection

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrates good general business knowledge and business acumen. Thinks and communicates well in business terms.
  • 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.
  • Shows a high level of skills in breaking down problems into their essential elements, carrying out a diagnosis and developing a solution.


  • Master degree or above in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance or related fields.
  • 2+ years related professional experienc
  • Strong logical thinking capability. Understanding of various analytical and modeling methods is a strong plus.
  • Experience in managing large volumes of complex data (SQL,SAS, Excel/VBA, Excel PivotTables) is a strong plus.
  • Good communication skills. Fluency in English, both written and oral.
  • Knowledge of E-commerce, online payment and mobile a is a strong plus

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