Lead Decision Scientist in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Shanghai
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/14/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0036250

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 244 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.

 Design, develop and implement automatic risk strategy/solution optimization system and algorithm.
 Understand business, have strong business sense to explore new areas of automatic solution need, and how to fit into our business.
 Communicate and collaborate with different teams to drive delivery.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Works independently and proficiently. Accountable for own results. Reviews are mainly for consultation and sharing ideas.
  • Works on multiple assignments simultaneously and in all areas of a standard project in the area of responsibility. 
  • Focuses primarily on how to achieve overall analytic objectives of a project with speed and quality.
  • Suggests ideas for operational plans and objectives.
  • Clear subject matter expert within group / geography.
  • Mentors junior data scientists.
  • Identify typical problems and issues during normal course of work and take proactive actions to solve them with minimum guidance. Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).
  • Impact of decision has moderate to large reach.

Functional Skills:

  • High proficiency in fundamental technical skills (Programming language like Java/C/C++; scripting language like Perl/Python; strong UNIX background; working knowledge of Hadoop, Map-Reduce, Hive, Pig, R; data warehouse skills).
  • Has solid knowledge of internal and external business processes and data, systems and flows, as well as analytic tools, processes, and methodologies, solutions do the job with a high level of proficiency and quality. 


Business Acumen:

  • Has a solid understanding of EServ financial outcomes, initiatives, strategies, and future directions, as well as organization structures to be able to see the big picture, connect the dots, and navigate organization structures with relative ease.
  • Has some basic understanding of business and finance in the context of the PayPal business.
  • Developing expertise in one area.


Behaviors and Communication:

  • Offers insight for and contributes to improving existing technology, tools, processes, and business solutions. Adds value to brainstorming sessions.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills on a broad set of technical topics. Presents effectively to peers. Asks open-ended questions.
  • Communicates effectively on general business issues. 
  • Interfaces primarily with immediate project teams to ensure analytic quality of deliverables.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree in related field equivalent professional work experience.
  • 5+ years related professional experience, Master’s degree and 6+ years related professional work experience or a Doctorate and 4+ years related professional experience.

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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