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Director, Information Technology 1 in Singapore at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/1/2020

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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.

The Head of Information Technology oversees the delivery of a full spectrum of information technology services to PayPal's financial service entities throughout the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region while also providing technical guidance and support to PayPal's International Headquarters and businesses around the world. Based in Singapore and part of a cross functional team, you will participate in the design, architecture, and execution of strategic technology initiatives in the region. As a thought leader, you will represent PayPal’s global technology leadership in supporting innovation and research, public and private cloud infrastructure, technology operations, and other services provided by the technology organization in the region. In partnership with risk management colleagues, you will also play a key role in compliance, regulatory reporting and regional governance processes.

The leader of this team will provide the leadership, vision, and direction for all aspects of information technology that support PayPal's business objectives and requirements in APAC.  You will be expected to establish yourself as a key member of PayPal APAC’s leadership team while also functioning as an effective member of the Technology organization at a global level. You will work with senior leadership across the region from different parts of the business including risk, compliance, legal, outsourcing, human resources, facilities, and others.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (4 year program) in computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent,
  • A minimum of 15+ years of technology leadership experience, with specific focus on IT Management (or related concepts, such as regulatory compliance, IT risk management), in companies with a significant online business, multiple business units, and multiple products,
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, Mandarin language skills will be considered as an asset,
  • Technical experience including service oriented architecture, telecommunication, network and operating systems, application and project management, IT infrastructure planning and development,
  • Experience with regulatory requirements in the area of information technology in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and/or other APAC countries,
  • Experience in IT disaster recovery planning (DRP) and in business continuity planning (BCP),
  • Knowledge of business design and engineering (people, processes and systems) in companies with a significant online business, multiple business units and multiple products,
  • Ability to work with geographically distributed teams,
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in high-pressure environments,
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language and proven resource management skills,
  • Strong influencing, negotiation and relationship building skills, ability to interface internally and externally to ensure successful, high-quality outcomes,
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent problem solving skills, ability to think strategically and act tactically,
  • The ideal candidate will have achieved one or more of the following certifications:

PMP – Project Management Professional

ITIL – Certified in IT Infrastructure Library

Six-Sigma – Green Belt

CRISC – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor

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.

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