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Data Scientist - 2 in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/10/2021

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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.

PayPal's GCSC Risk Organization is responsible for managing risk throughout the customer lifecycle. This is an exciting organization where contributions have a direct P&L impact. This role is part of the GCSC – Seller risk BI team. The role requires an analytically driven senior data scientist who embodies PayPal values and customer centric approach. Strong business acumen, self-confidence, and the ability to influence are required. The role involves guiding and mentoring junior employees, and independently lead projects to completion. Ideal candidates are problem solvers with experience leading projects, equipped with strong analytical skills suited to approach varied challenges in complex matrix environments. As a mentor to junior employees and Business Intelligence professional, the data scientist will be required to lead projects and solutions from start to finish by connecting with stakeholders, establishing and managing development projects, and ensuring the delivery of timely high-quality solutions. Having a strong sense of accountability coupled with a passion for delivering crisp data insights and the ability to tell stories through data are essential.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop data driven insights in PayPal’s seller risk portfolio.
  • Use of analytics to identify optimization opportunities across PayPal’s seller risk portfolio.
  • Use analytics and statistics to improve our ability to detect, understand and address emerging trends across the seller risk portfolio and identify levers that maximize the risk reward trade off’s.
  • Deep dive analyses on large datasets using SQL/R/Python or other tools and structuring of analyses using MS Excel.
  • Develop analytical insights and models using innovative statistical techniques with a particular focus on predictive modelling with machine learning methodology.
  • Independently execute projects end to end, while also mentoring and guiding junior analysts, with a strong people oriented mindset.
  • Maintain and enhance management reporting dashboards using reporting tools such as Tableau, QlikView and PowerBI etc.
  • Cultivate insights across the portfolio using both internal and external data, support implementation of changes.
  • Share insights and clearly communicate analytical research to a wide array of stakeholders and leadership.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering or related field with 5+ years’ experience, or Master’s degree with 3+ years’ experience in risk management, data science and/or loss forecasting, in the payments space or banking/finance services industry would be particularly desirable.
  • Hands on experience using SQL, R Studio, Python is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with reporting tools (QlikView and Tableau) is highly desired.
  • Ability to guide and mentor junior analysts and lead projects.
  • Ability to translate analysis and insights into actionable recommendations.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and results oriented focus. 
  • Ability to work confidently with colleagues across multiple teams in PayPal.
  • Ability to clearly communicate analytical research to a wide array of stakeholders.

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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