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Simility Data Analyst in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/26/2019

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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 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.

Simility, a PayPal Service, is an end-to-end fraud management platform helping large merchants, banks, and other Fortune 1000 companies manage fraud and risk. Our systems helps enterprises detect fraudulent events real time and help protect these enterprises from online threats. We do so by creatively harnessing the power of data, machine learning and humans and be on the cutting edge of fraud detection techniques and algorithms. Simility welcomes big thinkers and passionate team players, who are ready to take their career to the next level.

Simility’s Data Analysts (DAs) are comprehensive product experts who collaborate with customers and internal teams to ensure that their customers are successful in their deployments. They continually build upon and apply their technical knowledge and skills across the product suite at every level of the customer engagement. 

The successful DA will exhibit and build upon the deep expertise to ensure that they can not only have a successful deployment but an extremely satisfied customer. DA team members also spend their time working on projects that affect many parts of the organization, including process improvements, coding custom scripts, recommending tools, etc for the success of Simility. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Help understand the main customer issues around fraud and compliance 

  • Understand the nature of the data that is going to be provided and work with the customer to create and finalize a data schema that meets their needs 

  • Perform univariate and bivariate analysis on data sets to detect anomalies and clean up 

  • Help populate the tables with data and do data regressions to understand the key parameters that may be indicative of fraud 

  • Transform data using javascript functions and further analyse data to identify fraud patterns and optimize the system to flag these patterns 

  • Train the customer on using the Simility platform including the ability to write custom rules, triggers, etc. 

  • Provide feedback from customers to the product development team in an effort to continually improve the product 

  • Lead and participate in special projects/initiatives: innovate and implement large-scale quality improvements to processes and/or systems by conducting data analysis and making recommendations, troubleshooting technical issues, and refining processes around customer support 

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Mining or related field or equivalent practical experience. 

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Data Analysis, Research, Risk and Fraud Investigation or Internet Industry. 

  • Experience with C/C++, Python, R, HTML, JavaScript, SQL, Perl or PHP. 

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience in one of the following areas: internet technology, online search, eCommerce, online payments or online advertising and publishing, 

  • Policy enforcement/user trust/risk/fraud investigation/product abuse. 

  • Demonstrated analytical thinking through data-driven decisions, as well as the technical know-how, charisma, and ability to work with your team to make a big impact. 

  • Knowledge of database structures and/or working with Unix/Linux. 

  • Outstanding leadership, influencing, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills. 

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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