Sr Risk Analyst in Bangalore at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bangalore
  • Job Type:
    Risk Analytics
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/2/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0026419

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.

Broadly the CRS team is responsible for research, development, implementation, and maintenance of PayPal’s Consumer Risk Management model strategy, solutions, and policies.
This particular role would be supporting the expansion of 2 primary emerging strategic markets, India and Latin America. The position involves fast paced developments in fraud patterns, managing the potentially high pressure business escalations that result from these behaviors, and timely investigation, development, and implementation of data driven solutions. Ideal candidates should enjoy general problem solving and have a desire to find root cause drivers for fraud behaviors.

In addition the responsibilities will include:
Mitigate flash fraud attacks through heuristic expert rules as well as data driven algorithms. Develop, maintain, and enhance long term scalable rule solutions.

Respond to risk mitigation needs of high value customers and strategic business partners. Establish proactive monitoring and timely mitigation of potential fraud attacks.

Ensure accurate implementation of risk decision solutions while supporting their deployment and maintenance.

Collaborate with key stakeholders such as account management, risk operations, and risk consulting. Establish proper escalation processes and communication channels.

Apply both data driven learnings and business expertise to policy enhancements and solution accuracy improvements to help maintain a balanced focus of loss reduction, profitability, and customer experience.

Create, or enhance existing, analytical toolset to help gain efficiencies in various work processes.

  • Strong common sense, logical thinking and problem solving skills. Requires the ability to synthesize information and generalize the pattern.
  • Must have strong analytical skills. Experience working with large amounts of data and implementing data driven solutions is preferred.
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as SQL/SAS, decision tree software, or equivalent software is required. Knowledge of Predicative Modeling, statistical methodologies, and data mining is preferred.
  • Requires excellent communication skills with experience presenting findings to a large audience and across different levels of the organization.
  • Great inter-personal skills, ability to manage relationships with key partners and collaborate with remote teams effectively.
  • Must have terrific business acumen, previous fraud experience and PayPal knowledge are preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, comfort with ambiguity, and strong deliverability within strict time frames.
  • Knowledge of decision engine tools and processes is a plus

Bachelors Degree from a quantitative discipline such as computational finance, statistics, computer science, operations research, or mathematics. Masters Degree in a similar discipline preferred. 

Minimum of 3 years work experience in a relevant field (1+ with Masters degree), preferably within the areas of Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, or Decision Management in a financial institution. 

Minimum of 2 years experience with database query language such as SQL, or comparable programming/scripting language.

Fluency in windows based applications. Strong analytical thinking/problem solving skills, quick learner, comfort with ambiguity. Proven ability to work with a team as well as work independently with minimum direction


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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