Risk Scientist in San Francisco-Xoom at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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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 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.

Xoom, A PayPal Service, is revolutionizing the global digital money services market by providing people with an easy, convenient and cost-effective means of sending money worldwide. We offer a secure, fast and inexpensive means of sending money, paying bills and topping up prepaid services across multiple digital platforms to both online and offline recipients in over 130 countries and counting. We are seeking a highly motivated Risk Scientist, with a positive attitude, a desire to help build the next generation of online fraud prevention systems and play a key part in our risk reduction strategy. Using the full toolkit (data mining, statistical modeling, machine learning, etc) to understand the behavior of good customers while detecting and measuring the outliers, the ideal hire will help safeguard our platform from financial fraud, evaluating risk as it happens and working with operations to improve efficiency and reduce customer friction, while detecting new fraud schemes and patterns.

  • Works independently and proficiently on multiple assignments simultaneously and in all areas of a standard project in the area of responsibility, accountable for own results.
  • 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 and mentor junior risk analysts

  • Suggests ideas for operational plans and objectives, seeks improvement within defined tasks.
  • Identify glitches in processes and tools and develop and execute solutions to overcome general issues and obstacle
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills on a defined set of technical topics.Articulately expresses technical ideas and appropriately requests clarification when questions arise.
  • Interfaces primarily with own team to get own job done or cross-functional teams when needed.

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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