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Intern - Decision Scientist in Tel Aviv at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

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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.

Risk management team specializes in analyzing fraud patterns, creating and leveraging advanced proprietary risk management mechanisms. The teammates overcome challenges presented by big data, evolving fraud techniques, new payment technologies and human behavior.

What does Success Look Like?  

As an intern, you will focus on:

  • Mastering PayPal’s data warehouse to help gain insights into merchant risk
  • Performing data-driven behavior research and transforming the results to business cases, balancing loss mitigation with careful attention to details
  • Close collaboration with partners and stakeholders in Risk and in PayPal to execute PayPal’s long-term strategy

About You

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

  • Education: student status required Bachelor / Master
  • Availability for 50% position or more
  • Proven analytical skills - A minimum score of 700 on the psychometric test (or an equivalent) or  85 and above average from top universities, in the following fields: engineering, computer science, math, physics, statistics, economy, accounting
  • Some experience with programming / scripting language / SQL / BI tools / Consulting
  • Strong business skills
  • Technical orientation
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Quick-thinker, fast learner, problem solver
  • Team worker, responsible and trustworthy
  • People person - ability to communicate and motivate

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



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