Data Scientist in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/18/2019
  • Job ID:
    R0049759

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 286 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.

Risk Analytic Data Scientists are highly motivated team players who specialize in the investigation of fraud patterns and the creation of advanced proprietary fraud prevention components. Our researchers overcome challenges presented by big data, evolving fraud techniques and new payment technologies by leveraging domain expertise, story-based analytics and advanced mining algorithms. They lead the research and accompany the development of advanced components which help drive PayPal's competitive edge by providing accurate, split-second decision making capabilities in a high-risk environment. The ideal candidates are problem solvers, equipped with strong analytical & quantitative skills suited to approach various kinds of challenges in complex environments. Adept at creative and critical thinking, they are able to deconstruct problems and transform personal insights into large scale, state-of-the-art solutions. Candidates must be quick learners with a strong sense of personal responsibility and a technical orientation.

Responsibilities:

Risk Analytic Data Scientists are highly motivated team players who specialize in the investigation of fraud patterns and the creation of advanced proprietary fraud prevention components. Our researchers overcome challenges presented by big data, evolving fraud techniques and new payment technologies by leveraging domain expertise, story-based analytics and advanced mining algorithms. They lead the research and accompany the development of advanced components which help drive PayPal's competitive edge by providing accurate, split-second decision making capabilities in a high-risk environment.

The ideal candidates are problem solvers, equipped with strong analytical & quantitative skills suited to approach various kinds of challenges in complex environments. Adept at creative and critical thinking, they are able to deconstruct problems and transform personal insights into large scale, state-of-the-art solutions. Candidates must be quick learners with a strong sense of personal responsibility and a technical orientation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or similar.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Code writing capability in any programming language (Python, R, Java, etc.)
  • 1-2 years related work experience
  • Experience in Machine-Learning, Data Mining or Statistics – an advantage
  • Hadoop experience (MapReduce, PIG, Hive, Spark) – an advantage
  • Quick-thinker, fast learner, wide general knowledge, problem solver
  • Team worker, responsible, delivery-oriented

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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