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Senior Data Scientist in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/2/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/2/2019
  • Job ID:
    R0043057

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 277 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.

We are looking for a Data Scientist to put the science and engineering into Business Performance Analytics (Only a start).

We are looking for a strong analytical bent of mind. We are looking for someone who thinks scalable engineering and enterprise strength tools. They must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. She or he will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes. She or he will also will be passionate to educate people on how to use data science/AI/ML to discover business insights that are tactical and actionable. This person will be ultra-comfortable in end to end analytics. This means she/he will be comfortable in looking for data sets, cleaning up data sets, develop and debug code, drive design for data sources, drive engineering to think highly scalable solutions. she or he will be comfortable presenting complex data sets and insights in the simplest form for a very senior audience.

Of course, He or She will be knowledgeable with the technology required to perform this rule including AB testing basics, statistics, regression models, time series models, SQL to pull the data, basic excel and/or Tableau for visualization, R/Python for analysis. This list is by no means comprehensive. What we are looking for is that raw talent to pick up things that you don’t have.

This role is very visible and you will have an impact directly on PayPal’s way of working. If you are thinking PayPal is going to double it’s market cap in 3 years (from 100B to 200B) we are interested in talking to you.

Graduate degree in computer science or an engineering discipline.

5+ years of experience in analytics.


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.

R0043057

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