Senior Risk Analyst in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/21/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/21/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0034033

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.

Risk Analysts are highly motivated team players who specialize in analyzing fraud patterns and creating and adapting advanced fraud prevention mechanisms while focusing on the customer’s experience. The analysts overcome challenges presented by big data, evolving fraud techniques and new payment technologies by leveraging area expertise, data analysis, advanced algorithms and story-based analytics.

The ideal candidates are problem solvers, equipped with strong analytical skills suited to approach varied challenges in complex environments. Adept at creative and critical thinking, they are able to deconstruct the problem and transform personal insights into large scale, state-of-the-art solutions.

As a Senior Analyst, you will apply your strategic and analytical skills to major company challenges. You will team with world-class professionals to identify actionable insights that ultimately impact the bottom line. We work in a space that looks deeply into emerging fraud trends and the business enablement opportunities that help the business in fueling growth and strategic decisions.

You will be able do it all in a collaborative environment that values your insight, encourages you to take on new responsibility, promotes continuous learning, and rewards innovation with a global team that is multi-disciplinary with broad spectrum of industry experiences, deep analytical and quantitative expertise.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide analytical insights into emerging problems, trends and portfolios
  • Work closely with business partners and stakeholders to determine how to design analysis and measurement approaches that will significantly improve our ability to understand and address emerging business issues
  • Bringing data to life and making it actionable and relevant to stakeholders through exploratory analysis of internal and external data sources using advanced and innovative analytical techniques, algorithms, and tools
  • Providing regular updates to leadership, peers and other stakeholders that will simplify and clarify complex concepts and the results of analyses effectively with emphasis on the actionable outcomes and impact to business


Required Qualifications (if you don’t meet the below but still think you are the right person for the job – please tell us why!)

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master’s degree: a plus
  • At least 2 years’ experience in relevant fields
  • Proficiency using SQL and querying relational databases
  • Experience in at least one data visualization tool (Tableau, Qlikview): a plus
  • Experience with project management: a plus
  • Experience with standard statistical techniques and tools: a plus

Preferred Skills:

  • Passionate and Committed
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Quick Learner
  • Out-of-box Problem Solver


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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