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Lead Data Scientist in Timonium at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Timonium
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/17/2020
  • Job ID:
    R0062858

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.

We’re looking for a data-driven, outcome-focused, and high performing Data Scientist to join our Global Collections Strategy team. Data Scientists in the team apply their analytical and technical skills to derive actionable intelligence. They analyze customer behavioral patterns to recommend business strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of Collection efforts. They collaborate with Technology and Operations partners in developing innovative and personalized experience based on the most effective channels and treatments to optimize customer experience.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide analytical insights by analyzing various types of data, including mining our customer data, review of relevant cases/samples, and incorporation of feedback from teammates.
  • Work closely with business partners and stakeholders to determine how to design analysis, testing, and measurement approaches that will significantly improve our ability to understand and address emerging business issues.
  • Produce intelligent, scalable, and automated solutions by leveraging Data Science skills. 
  • Work closely with Technology teams on development of new capabilities to define requirements and priorities based on data analysis and business knowledge.
  • Developing expertise in specific areas by leading analytical projects independently, while setting goals, providing benefit estimations, defining workflows, and coordinating timelines in advance.
  • Providing updates to leadership, peers and other stakeholders that will simplify and clarify complex concepts and the results of analyses effectively with emphasis on the actionable outcomes and impact to business.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Analytics, or Data Science
  • 3-8 years of professional experience in solving problems using data-driven approach
  • High proficiency in SQL. Experience with Python, R, Unix, Hadoop
  • Collections and Digital Channels experience a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent follow-through
  • Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • High emotional intelligence, a can-do mentality and a creative approach to problem solving
  • Experience with working in a technology environment

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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