Data Security Analyst in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

Job Snapshot

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 237 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.

Our mission is to protect high value data across the diverse and complex data environments at PayPal. You should be someone who is excited by the explosion of advancements occurring in both the security and data space and the potential of products, software and processes to create possibilities in that space. As a key member of the team, creative thinking, a solid work ethic, and a passion for developing and delivering great solutions are a must.

This position enables the discovery, protection, and measurement of high value data, analyzes findings from a variety of security tools, validates incidents and drives solutions as needed.   This position also maintains and operates current commercial and customized tools in the data security space.

  • Support the data security program strategy in Discovery, Auditing, and other key Data Security priorities.
  • Automation and process uplift including identifying gaps, participating in POC to implementation delivery required.
  • Ensure high priority issues are addressed commensurate with issues
  • Operations of tools and capabilities – availability, performance, security

Primary Job Responsibilities


Triage, analysis and validation of data security incidents Drive partner teams to remediate gaps Participates in process automation and uplift of current processes to improve time to resolution. Aggregate information from various data security streams and provide state-of-the-art metrics that are transparent, reliable and reflect ground-reality of the various data security controls. Effectively analyze standards of data security programs and participate in data security policy reviews and apply changes to and maintain data security tools.


Ability to Communicate:

  • Current state to leadership as well as project/program status
  • Operations Data Discovery and Monitoring platforms across PayPal Holdings.
  • Participate in security design reviews and provide subject matter expertise to assess security implications for introduction of new or different technologies within the environment and proper data protection strategies.
  • Identify security gaps, evaluate and propose appropriate remediation strategy
  • Actively engage with Compliance, Privacy and Data Governance on data security aspects

Primary Job Skills

Experience and skill in incident management and participation in incident handling. Ability to identify data security issues, articulate risk of incidents, partner with teams to resolve. Experience and good understanding of Data Lifecycle and also the tools and capabilities necessary for Data Protection is a plus. Strong real-world experience with one or more of the following technologies  is required:

  • Stream Processing ecosystem (e.g. Kafka, Storm, Samza) 
  • Hadoop-ecosystem technologies (e.g. Presto, Spark, Flink, Druid, Beam)
  • NoSQL (e.g. Cassandra, Aerospike, Couchbase)

Information Retrieval (search/recommendation/classification), incident investigation and management. Possess sound judgment, flexibility and nimbleness in changing courses and solving problems swiftly. Ability to multitask effortlessly and manage competing priorities under demanding deadlines


Background required:

  • Proven experience in ability to design Software and data centric solutions
  • 3+ years in Security role of incident investigation
  • 4+ DB/data warehouse expertise
  • Ability to work in large and complex environments with cross-functional collaboration
  • Knowledgeable in application development and deployment
  • Experience in designing and developing Java, Node.js or python/Django applications on top of RESTful APIs a plus.
  • Data Visualization experience a plus.
  • Solid data mining and machine learning expertise is a plus

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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