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Data Scientist in Tel Aviv at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tel Aviv
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/9/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0031709

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 254 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.

A typical day for the Analytical Data Scientist will include: PayPal is a global leader in online payments and democratization of financial services, providing payment solutions for hundreds of millions of customers all over the world. If you are a data professional with sharp analytical abilities and a passion for deriving new insights from unimaginable amounts of data, solving unique challenges, leveraging machine learning algorithms, and working in a highly collaborative, values-driven environment – then PayPal’s Global Risk and Data Sciences (GRDS) is looking for you.

What does Success Look Like?  

GRDS’s analytic data scientists leverage one of the world’s largest data repositories to propel forward our efforts. With our unique methodology, our data scientists don’t just “mine” data, they develop intimate knowledge and insights and couple them with the latest in machine learning technologies to tackle big questions facing our business. Our analytic data scientists are results-driven, creative problem-solvers who collaborate with each other to take on a wide variety of challenges:

  • Which customers considered untouchable by traditional lenders deserve credit?
  • How can we identify networks of fraudulent actors before they make a single transaction?
  • Which customers may need to send funds securely and inexpensively to loved ones abroad?
  • How can we stay ahead of professional criminal elements who probe and attempt to exploit our defenses?
  • Which unknown new customers can we trust based on ties to existing customers?
  • How can we leverage the latest in natural language processing to ensure that millions of monthly customer contacts are resolved automatically and satisfactorily for the customer?

The answers to these questions can have significant impact on our 200 million customers and contribute significantly to PayPal’s business performance.

Are you up for the challenge?...

About You

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or similar. Average 85 and above from top universities.
  • 1-2 years of data-related work experience, preferably in Machine-Learning, Data Mining or Statistics
  • Code writing capability in any programming language (Python, R, Java, Scala, etc.)
  • Hadoop experience (MapReduce, PIG, Hive, Spark) – an advantage
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • 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.

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