Data Architect in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/19/2019

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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 286 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 Product & Technology, China team is looking for an experienced data architect to join the team. The person will play a critical role in determining how PayPal’s data infrastructure, storage and schema in China is designed and deployed. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and self-motivated individual with strong passion and experience in data and info security landscape in China, positive work ethic and a "can do" attitude. In this position, you will have primary responsibility for the growth and stable functionality in a large multi-national backbone connecting customers, merchants, partners, business services, and business units to PayPal services in China. You will work in a cross-functional team across enterprise architecture, product, engineering, operations, risk, compliance and more.


  • Build and deploy Data Governance and data lineage systems to support data ownership and transparancy across the enterprise using tools such as Manta and Collibra
  • Architect data flow and master data management - Map, Rationalize, Model, and Manage master enterprise data
  • Design, Build and deploy Integrations – Build and deploy consistency and availability of core business data across the enterprise data landscape
  • Produce conceptual, logical and physical data models, interface specifications, data flow diagrams, and a range of other models as needed, using industry-leading modelling tools
  • Document the data architecture and environment in order to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger data picture
  • Develop, update and maintain Data Governance methodologies, including documentation, tools, approach, and identifying data owners
  • Act as the primary advocate of data modelling methodologies and data processing best practices
  • Select and assist in the implementation of the appropriate tools, software, applications, vendors and service providers to support company goals to solve data problems
  • Map data sources, document interfaces and data movement
  • Work with Business Leaders to architect current and future data needs
  • Architect, design and build new ETL layers across the environment. Provide recommendations and key changes to improve current data flow and ETL.
  • Support data engineering team with solving the most difficult problems and providing hands-on development assistance

Required Experience/Skills

  • 10+ years of prior experience in data architecture, data warehousing or data governance
  • Experience in data modeling, data lineage, data quality, data cleansing
  • Experience architecting and deploying data governance tools
  • Must be versed in different approaches to data architecture and applications including traditional and modern Data warehousing concepts and Data Lakes
  • Demonstrate experience designing, deploying and maintaining architectures across Data Storage, Knowledge Discovery, Data Governance, Data Visualization and Data Security and Privacy
  • Experience building ETL workflows and familiarity with design principles
  • Experience with data warehouse architectures - Normalized / Denormalized / Star / Snowflake / Kimball design concepts
  • Expert in Oracle DBs
  • Expertise in SQL Server performance tuning and troubleshooting enterprise data systems
  • Experience in financial services 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.