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Sr. Risk Portfolio Analyst in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/23/2020

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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 305 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.

Sr Risk Analyst – Technology, reporting to the Technology Risk Portfolio Management Leader. The Technology Risk Portfolio Management function spans across Issue In-take, Issue Management, Annual Risk & Compliance Plan Commitment Management, Incident to Issue Management, Remediation Planning, Portfolio Reporting, and Evidence and Closure services for the CTO organization. The candidate will be a key contributor in all of our services. The candidate will ensure key stakeholders are engaged & informed, senior leaders are informed, and help PayPal remain compliant with compliance obligations and avoid events that could adversely impact our business objectives. The ideal candidate must be passionate about our customers, partners, stakeholders, and technology. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, which will be critical for success. Success depends on building rapport and credibility with multiple stakeholders across the organization to organize and drive risk mitigation.


  • Understand and apply the enterprise policies, procedures, standards, and framework for governance, risk & compliance.
  • Collaborates with TPX key stakeholders to gain a common understanding of the control breakdowns or missing controls to define a specific commitment to strengthen the control or implement the missing control
  • Collaborates with TPX key stakeholders to decompose the specific commitment into Remediation Plans with milestones and target dates
  • Participates in the development and refinement of the Risk Portfolio Management processes and cadences.
  • Leverages existing PayPal ERM tools and processes.
  • Participates in the Technology Risk Management Portfolio cadences.
  • Partners with Enterprise Risk Management organization to drive Risk Management standards across TPX
  • Drives awareness of Technology Risk Management within TPX through coaching, training, communicating, and workshops.
  • Communicates and evangelizes the Risk Portfolio Management team's vision and mission; and to partner organizations that the team will interact with regularly.
  • Participates in cadences with partner organizations in appropriate business and technology areas.
  • Constructs and maintains an evolving inventory of incidents to issues log with decisions
  • Develops and evolves capabilities and services to operate the Risk Portfolio Management function successfully and efficiently

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Management Systems
  • 6 to 10+ years related experience (IT/Technology/Information Security Internal Audit, ERM, or consultancy). Experience from Big-4 firms is a big plus.
  • Deep understanding of risk management methodologies, frameworks, and principles (e.g. SOX, COBIT, NIST, CSA, ITIL, PCI, GDPR, etc.) to evaluate and recommend best approach to mitigating risk
  • Operate in a fast-paced, changing, and vague environment and able to handle a number of simultaneous projects and tasks while demonstrating urgency and ownership to drive to quality outcomes.
  • Innovate in the PayPal dynamic workplace by designing repeatable, sustainable processes that operationalize the risk management function
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills along with refined presentation skills
  • Collaborate with other functions and varying levels of management, including senior leadership.
  • Have strong ability to work with minimum direction and possess a high drive for results.
  • Process, analytical, critical thinking, and data skills
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Certifications highly desired (CISA, CIA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, etc.)

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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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