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Senior Director, Data Science in Tel Aviv at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/22/2018

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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.

You will be a key leader in the Global Data Science Organization, a team of more than 300 professionals that own development of data-science/Machine-Learning/AI solutions for multiple domains across PayPal - Risk, Fraud, Credit Sales, Marketing, Customer-support, Product experience, etc. We use data, technology and innovative machine learning algorithm to drive business results and improve customer experience. This position is the leader for a team of data-scientists, product managers and analysts to own and build innovative data and data science solutions to support multiple use-cases (e.g., linking between PayPal's accounts) and to own the research and development of advanced ML technologies and algorithms

What does Success Look Like?  

In your role, you will:

  • Lead a team of ~30 data scientists, technical product managers and analysts to own and deliver data and data science solutions that answers needs from multiple domains (examples include - linking our customers' accounts, developing our Web-intelligence capabilities). Form clear vision and lead the team towards the vision.
  • Drive the ML/AI advanced research and together with strong partnership with our engineering group and PayPal's Platforms organization bring those capabilities from initial research to operational grade.
  • Own the overall 'holistic Time-To-Market' to bring new ML/AI capabilities and develop a strategy together with partners to shorten TTM overall
  • Develop deep understanding of key ML/AI needs of each domain; build strong partnership with customers; provide strategic leadership to enable achieving those needs through innovation in data and data science
  • Manage roadmap. Provide guidance to teams when they develop, validate and deploy cutting-edge, industry leading data and AI solutions.
  • Communicate complex technological/data-science concepts in a clear and effective manner to senior leadership. Be able to influence partners and customers with technology leadership.
  • Be a true thought leader for our organization (and PayPal overall) and contribute significantly to develop the next generation of applicable AI technologies for the company.

About You

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

  • Advance degree (MS or PhD) in science or engineering field with 15+ years of relevant experience. 9+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in building a strong team of data-scientist across multiple geographies
  • Strong problem solving skills, business acumen, and communication skills
  • Have a true passion for working on big data/ML/AI  and professional experience in data mining, statistical analysis, predictive modeling, managing product functions
  • Proven experience in working with multiple partner groups to drive longer term strategies within a matrix-based organization
  • Proven experience in leading open-ended data-science/ML/AI research from initial ideation stage up to delivering the capabilities in 'production grade'
  • Strong Unix background and programming experience in C/C++, or Java, and skills in scripting languages such as Perl or Python. Familiar with various Machine Learning algorithms and Statistical methods
  • SQL and Hadoop / Other Big Data skills
  • Experience in Fintech industry a strong plus

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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