Data Scientist in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/16/2019

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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 277 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.

At PayPal, we continue to push the boundary of what technology can do to make a difference in the world we live in. We believe that now is the time to reimagine money, to democratize financial services so that managing and moving money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. For that, we are seeking far and wide for that select handful of exceptional world-class problem solvers with a passion for data insights and relentless focus on execution. We are highly motivated group of individuals with extensive experimentation and personalization expertise. We utilize our deep experimentation expertise to make high impact on our business and customer experience KPIs.

About you:

  • You are curious and inquisitive: love digging into data, uncovering insights and build innovative experimentation solutions and prototypes
  • You are hyper-analytical and intellectually honest, truly believing in data-driven decisions and adopting tools or technologies to support self-service
  • You are a highly motivated, result-oriented self-starter, enjoy working in a fast-pace environment, and can deliver successful results with minimal guidance
  • You are rigorously detail-oriented with commitment to accuracy
  • You are a fun-loving, adventurous team player


  • Execute key tests and initiatives and build best practices for test execution
  • Drive ideation of experiments that make positive impact on business and customer KPIs
  • Create concise and well researched knowledge base of test hypothesis and final outcomes
  • Provide technical guidance on existing and emerging Experimentation technologies
  • Develop Experiment dashboards to visualize data effectively using most efficient technologies


  • Data driven mindset with degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics or Mathematics
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Fluent in SQL and ability to learn quickly on the job. Hadoop knowledge is a big plus
  • Experience with a statistical programming language (e.g., R, Python), visualization tools such as Tableau, Qlikview, D3.js and clustering knowledge e.g. K-means, Agglomerative Hierarchical
  • Experience with data aggregation using SQL (Teradata, MySQL or PHP), flat file or json payload handling through programmatic code, ETL tools (Informatica) is preferred

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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