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Lead Decision Scientist in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Shanghai
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/10/2019
  • Job ID:
    R0041182

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 254 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.

This role offers a unique opportunity to innovate and improve PayPal''s risk product, policy and experience for Consumers and Merchants by developing customerized solutions based on MO and industry level data and insights.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Manages a significant business area and is responsible of developing and deploying a global platform that provides loss monitoring, merchant & account manager notifications and an automated ability to deploy rules to combat new fraud attacks

Focuses significantly on providing the appropriate framing of business problems, making critical design decisions, defining project plans and work breakdowns, setting timelines and quality metrics for the project, and coordinating activities of cross-functional teams to deliver effective solutions.

Proactively identifies, investigates, and resolves most issues and problems that may impact all components of work.

Exercises independent judgment to overcome most obstacles and issues

Collaborates closely with other business and technology partners in creating and maintaining business plans and roadmaps.

Interfaces with many levels of senior management to report on plans, project and program milestones and to present project needs.

Uses appropriate communication style tailored to the audience.

Shapes and/or champions new directions and changes in business solutions.

Continuously seeks out improvement and innovation opportunities that have immediate and meaningful impact on business.

Provide a source of high quality ideas.

Job Requirements

Demonstrates good general business knowledge and business acumen.

Thinks and communicates well in business terms.

Strong in analytics, with the strategic thinking capability to solve the business problem from end to end.

Strong business articulation and influencing skills on a wide range of business topics and issues.

Shows a high level of skills in breaking down problems into their essential elements, carrying out a diagnosis and developing a solution.

Thinks outside the box and sees connections and parallels with associated areas, and demonstrate good process innovation expertise

Makes timely decision even when data is incomplete or uncertain.

Demonstrates willingness to make and accept unpopular decisions or taking opposing positions.


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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