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Insider Threat Engineer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/22/2021

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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.

PayPal is a leading technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of merchants and consumers worldwide. We operate a global, two-sided network at scale that connects merchants and consumers with 361 million active accounts (consisting of 333 million consumer active accounts and 28 million merchant active accounts) across more than 200 markets.

PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services to improve the financial health of individuals and families and to increase economic opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes around the world. Our goal is to enable our merchants and consumers to manage and move their money anywhere in the world, anytime, on any platform, and using any device when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. We also facilitate person-to-person (“P2P”) payments through our PayPal, Venmo, and Xoom products and services and simplify and personalize shopping experiences for our consumers through our Honey Platform.

PayPal's Insider Threat Management team is seeking a high-energy, self-driven, and collaborative individual who brings extensive problem-solving skills to support insider risk events.

The key objectives of this role would be to:

  • Create capabilities for detecting irregular and/or abnormal internal activities

  • Perform independent technical assessments to ensure the processes, procedures, and designs of the insider risk systems remain effective, accurate, functional, and secure to deter, detect, and mitigate insider risks

  • Aggregate, analyze, and evaluate technical data sources to identify insider risks

  • Support testing, implementation, and updating of insider risk system rules and policies

  • Provide guidance on maturing information security programs, detecting and responding to insider risk technical alerts, and execution of technologies used for program

  • Develop a mechanism for -- and perform monitoring to -- ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of implemented insider risk solutions and incoming data feeds

  • Provide mentoring and guidance on technical insider risk related matters, methodologies, and techniques both within the team and to external partners across the Enterprise

  • Act as subject matter expert (SME) spokesperson for all technical aspects of insider risk research and analysis

  • Provide system engineering, security engineering, programmatic integration, technical support documents, and expert assistance on solutions to enable the insider risk program operations and coordination

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8+ years experience in Information Security and/or technical degree related to the critical thinking disciplines of inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance

  • 3+ years of Insider Threat related experience

  • Experience with Splunk required

  • Must possess experience with analytical problem solving and familiarity with conducting operations relating to insider risk, counterintelligence (CI), or counterespionage

  • Experience collecting and reviewing raw insider risk technical indicator data to identify potential threats and/or risk

  • Knowledge of insider risk indicators, including writing detection rules in SIEM (or other related tools)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Red and/or blue team industry certification, or experience

  • Prior United States Government (USG) highly desirable


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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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