Security Analyst in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/1/2018

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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 237 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.

Security Analyst focusing on M&A Diligence

Job Description


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 210 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 is currently seeking a high-energy, driven, collaborative applicant that brings extensive problem-solving skills to further its goal of applying creative solutions to understand and manage risk.  This security analyst role is multi-disciplinary focusing on a broad spectrum of industry experiences and deep analytical expertise..

This role gives an opportunity to work alongside industry leading security professionals in a cutting-edge threat intelligence group with a specific focus on technical diligence for possible M&A.


The key objectives of this role would be to:

  • Research entities that are related to potential merger and acquisitions
  • Develop and manage reporting and value assessments for research
  • Develop new tools and platforms to support due-diligence investigations

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with various PayPal teams to assess the security stance of external companies, partners, merchants as well as internal business units.
  • Perform open source intelligence research on various types of entities, including domestic and foreign individuals, corporations, domains, etc.
  • Utilize various network scanning tools to gather information on, including but not limited to, domains, IP addresses or IP ranges.
  • Utilize various software programs for assessing Internet pages, GitHub repositories, etc.
  • Create, maintain and improve automated processes and programs related to primary responsibilities
  • Utilize information from a variety of sources to generate reports on various entities
  • Translate information about entities for non-technical audiences

Job Requirements

  • Professional experience utilizing programming languages and aptitude to learn new software/tools quickly.Python experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in finding and utilizing open source information from a variety of sources
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with vulnerability scanners and responsible usage
  • Familiar with exploitation techniques and tooling
  • Practical experience with cloud services
  • Understanding of networking and Internet technologies such as BGP, DNS, autonomous systems
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a discipline like Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Professional experience with Linux
  • Ideal candidate should demonstrate history of critical and analytical thinking including problem solving, attention to detail, ability to handle shifting priorities/deadlines and multi-tasking

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.


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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