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Head of PMO, Data Science in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

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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 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.

We are looking for an experienced leader to head the Data Science Operational Excellence team. This team owns all aspects of Portfolio, Program, and Process management for our 300+ strong Global Data Sciences organization, constantly seeking opportunities to improve how we operate.

As our Global Data Sciences team (GDS) grows in size, responsibilities, and complexity, we are expanding our Operational Excellence team, and looking for the right leader to head that function. GDS delivers a varied suite of data solutions across multiple technologies, leveraging the very-Big Data sets of PayPal and cutting-edge Machine Learning algorithms to directly impact the company’s bottom line and customer experience.

The Operational Excellence team supports GDS constant strive for improvement, assuring timely deliveries of complex projects, tracking and measuring our performance, aligning plans with our partners across the company, and much more.

The head of the O.E. team would be responsible for:

  • Leading a global team of technical program managers
  • Manage, track, and report the group’s portfolio (several hundred solutions annually)
  • Own the group’s operational KPIs, and constantly improving their results
  • Drive and enhance our planning cycles
  • Manage dependencies and interfaces with partner-teams in the company
  • Define, own, and enhance any relevant process in our organization
  • Other OE activities as needed

Required Skills and Experience

  • An experienced manager of teams in similar domains
  • A trust-building people-person with strong communication skills
  • Proven experience in a global, multi-cultural, environment; Managing people outside the U.S. a plus
  • Experience in large corporations and/or technology companies. Data technology or data science domains – a big plus
  • Knowledgeable with the domain’s common tools and software, and industry’s best practices
  • Higher education degree in relevant fields (CS/data) is a plus
  • Fluent in Agile methodologies, official certifications a plus
  • Forward-thinking leader, always striving to improve and learn, and not afraid of the details

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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