Enterprise Portfolio MBA Intern in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
    Internship
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/15/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0026352

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 210 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.

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PayPal Enterprise Portfolio Management – MBA Summer Intern

Location: San Jose, California


The Job

The PayPal Global Design, Delivery and Operations organization is looking for an MBA summer intern to work with the Enterprise Portfolio Management team on a change management project, which impacts PayPal’s product development. We seek a highly motivated and personable individual who has the ability to think strategically and translate that strategy into tactical actions while building rapport with a broad range of stakeholders in the company.  


The project is to assess the initial implementation of a new planning and portfolio management process as PayPal transitions it's product development to a Durable Team structure. The second half of 2017 marked the first wave of product and engineering teams transitioning to the Durable Team structure and early 2018 will mark the initial implementation of a continual planning model.


The intern will work to identify operational roadblocks, areas for improvement, success stories and an overall pulse on how the Planning and Portfolio Management can further support the roll-out of durable teams and PayPal’s shift to in-bound marketing product development. The expected deliverable is a report or white paper with recommendations for how the Portfolio Management team and/or the larger GDDO organization can improve the success of durable teams and continuous planning. If time permitting, the intern will be actively involved in the first steps of the adoption of his/her recommendations.

This role is a unique opportunity to take a front-row seat in an operational shift for a large technology company.


Core Responsibilities

  • Work with various durable teams to observe and understand how the continuous planning model is being adopted
  • Utilize empathy and interview skills to understand how teams use continuous planning in practice
  • Analyze resource portfolio data to identify any trends or gaps in how continuous planning impacts portfolio reporting and insights
  • Create very basic process maps or stakeholder maps
  • Present findings and recommendations to larger audiences
  • Initial steps of project management to possibly roll-out adoption of recommendations
  • Types of insights you may draw: gaps in communication to specific stakeholder groups, gaps in data sets required to make decisions, whether incentives are aligned to promote desired behavior, whether PayPal is making progress towards becoming customer-centric, further operational guidelines needed to foster collaboration across teams, changes to organizational strategy
  • Scope of the analysis may be crafted and focused based on candidate’s specific area of expertise

Our ideal candidate will be…

  • Outgoing and personable
  • Comfortable working with or presenting to senior product and engineering leaders
  • Empathetic, with the innate ability to listen to what is not said
  • Analytical, with ability to can handle multiple data sets
  • A self-starter who demonstrates resourcefulness... we can drop you in a concrete jungle and you figure your way out
  • Accustomed to handing ambiguity
  • Familiar with the challenges of change management, from personal experience
  • Able to take a strategic concept and distill it down to actionable steps
  • Critical thinker
  • Crisp and professional with written communications
  • Curious about how organizational structure and strategy impacts productivity

This Internship will benefit you if looking to do one of the following post MBA:

  • Operations within a product organization
  • Product management
  • Consulting, specializing in organization structure & strategy, or organizational change

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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