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Manager, Data Science 2 in Bangalore at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/17/2021

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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 392 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 gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, helping them safely access and move their money and offering a choice of how they would like to pay or be paid. Risk Management is PayPal’s key competitive advantage. Our ability to enable revenue, prevent fraud, manage credit and other risks in online transactions and markets makes us the largest and fastest growing online payments company in the world. This role from Global Fraud Risk team offers a unique opportunity to enable safe and secure business growth for PayPal and seamless customer experience through innovative, scalable, and highly automated Fraud Decision Strategies, especially by leading a team to develop machine learning algorithms and build up automation pipeline/ system to automate data driven fraud prevention strategies and realize decision accuracy optimization.

Primary job responsibility:

  • As a domain expert in machine learning algorithm/AI, lead and mentor team to achieve broad business goals, leads change and implements effective change strategies.
  • Motivates others to be resourceful and proactive, encourage innovation in dealing with problems.   
  • Manage relationship with cross functional teams globally to ensure smooth and seamless collaboration, being comfortable in handling challenging conversations/ situations.
  • Design, develop and maintain machine learning/AI algorithms, integrate the machine learning algorithm into E2E automation pipeline, which will be used to automate data-driven strategies/solutions for PayPal consumer risk management. Makes sound decisions that balance risk, user experience and financial performance through the algorithm optimization.
  • Develop automation tools which could be used to reduce human efforts and improve efficiency.
  • Develop and automate tracking functionality that monitors volume and solution efficacy. Regularly evaluate and communicate performance of automated strategies and solutions to management.
  • Identify and address problems and issues during normal course of work and respond to risk mitigation needs quickly to solve issues with minimum guidance.
  • Participate in the formulations and implementation of departmental processes, procedures, policies, and standards.
  • Exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results on matters of significance to the business.
  • Look for improvement and innovation opportunities with business impact. Provide a source of high-quality ideas and encourage team to do so.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong in data science, analytics and problem solving. Experienced with predicative modeling, data mining and analytical tools. Proficient with SQL, Python, SAS, etc., familiar with Unix and Hadoop.
  • Ability to frame a business problem, propose a solution and make critical design decisions. Proven experience in employing analytics solution on real world problems.
  • Good business sense and logical thinking. Ability to synthesize information and generalize the pattern and solve problem innovatively.
  • Demonstrates thought leadership across multiple different business/functional areas, proven ability to work independently and proficiently on domain relevant projects. Focuses on how to achieve overall business objectives of projects with speed and quality.
  • Able to set clear and aspirational goals with team and lead team to achieve.
  • Proficient talent evaluation skills, demonstrates abilities in selecting great talent for the organization.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills across cross-functional support teams and to business partners. Comfortable leading/presenting in group settings.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and inter-personal skills, and ability to influence cross-functional partners and managers. Manage relationship with key partners and able to collaborate with remote teams effectively.

Basic qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or computer science or engineering field with ~8 year professional work experience in a relevant field. Or Master’s degree with ~6 year profession experience. Or a Doctorate and ~4 years profession experience. Better within the aforementioned tenure, 1~2 years simultaneous managerial experience or mentored other team members.  
  • Industry experience in payments, e-commerce, or financial services is a strong plus.
  • Fluent in English.

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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