Senior Cyber Security Researcher in Tel Aviv at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/28/2018

Job Snapshot

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.

A typical day for the a Senior Cyber Security Researcher will include: Threat Sciences is a data research and analysis team tasked on introducing the next generation of cybersecurity defense systems and improving the systems and the control effectiveness of existing abilities.  The team is located in Tel Aviv office and is providing research and intelligence services to Information Security and Risk bodies, located in Tel Aviv and in other Paypal offices. Threat Science Team is looking for a Senior Cyber Security Researcher who will lead the cybersecurity research in the Threat Science Team and will support PayPal Information Security organization by researching the fraudulent malicious and criminal activities targeting both our customers and the organization. Among others this person is expected to research the capabilities of attack tools, analyze multiple information sources. As an end goal of the research, the Senior Cyber Security Researcher will take an active part in implementing the research conclusions in the next generation of the defense capabilities for PayPal systems.

What does Success Look Like?

In your role as a researcher, you will:

  • Conduct research on fraudsters' toolkits against PayPal and its affiliates, aimed in developing ways to mitigate their use.
  • Perform research on network traffic to identify indicators for fraud.
  • Investigate known malwares, and devise methods identify their existence on clients.
  • Represent the attackers ways of operation to the different defense bodies.

About You

 We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

  • 4+ years as an analyst or researcher in information warfare or related field.
  • Ability to plan, develop and deliver PoC solutions over multiple developing languages and environments
  • Proven experience with most of the following
    • Information security research
    • Penetration testing
    • Malware analysis
    • Attack tool development


  • Proficiency on Linux systems
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Familiarity with Data Science and Cyber Crime
  • Experience with teaching is a huge advantage
  • Russian language proficiency – an advantage

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.