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Data Scientist 3 in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/15/2020

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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.

Simility’s Data Scientists are comprehensive modeling experts who collaborate within a team of industry experts and data scientist, to ensure that their customers are successful in their deployments in catching fraud and malicious activities. In addition, they continually improve and apply their technical knowledge and skills across the product suite at every level of customer engagement. The successful Data Scientist will exhibit and build upon the deep expertise to ensure that they can not only have a successful machine learning-driven solution but can also explain those to business teams leading to an expected outcome and thereby happy customer. Customer-related work is one part of the DS role within Simility, DS team members spend a significant amount of their time-solving problems that affect many parts of the organization, including domain-driven research, ML-focused product innovations, automation, and process improvements to continuously contribute to the success of Simility within broader PayPal and for external stakeholders like our customers.

  • Work with internal and external customers to creatively leverage new and existing data sources to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our existing suites of machine learning models. 
  • Work on top of a state-of-the-art technology stack and together with a dedicated data science engineering team to design ml-driven solutions that operate at scale and in real-time.
  • Make business recommendations to the executive and cross-functional teams with effective presentations of findings at multiple levels of stakeholders.
  • Lead and participate in special initiatives: innovate and implement large-scale quality improvements to processes and/or systems by conducting data analysis and making recommendations, troubleshooting technical issues, and refining processes
  • Help understand the main customer issues around fraud, risk, compliance, and privacy.
  • Understand the nature of the data that is going to be provided and work with the customer to create and finalize a data schema that meets their needs to be able to execute. 
  • Perform in-depth analysis on data sets to detect anomalies and to understand the key parameters that may be indicative of fraud.

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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