Sr. Rules Analyst in New York at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/1/2018

Job Snapshot

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.

We are looking for a highly talented, self-motivated and analytical individual to join the Global Financial Crimes & Compliance (GFCC) Analytics Team. This person will be responsible for implementing transaction models to support Global Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing (AML /CTF) policy, Acceptable Use Policy, and other GFCC strategy initiatives. This person will assist with detection models to prevent high risk banks, products or customers from utilizing PayPal as a payment option. Models, rules or keywords may be developed internally or with third party applications. A solid understanding of financial services, AML requirements and market best practices in detection are needed.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced and dynamic financial services environment
  • Analysis of both high-level and granular (category and/or product specific) business trends
  • Build and manage processes that produce insights and information on a periodic basis
  • Conduct database analysis using basic SQL, Excel and other tools
  • Integrate new data sources and pay flows into existing rules and models
  • Perform deep dives into complex data sets, analyzing them using a variety of techniques to support the development, modification and testing of models and rules
  • Prepare reports and updates to senior managers regarding the above activities
  • Work with detections team to enable rules engines to access the proper data and consume decision outputs
  • Structure and refine analysis with the goal of distilling insights from the data
  • Develop rule documentation that meets the highest regulatory standards and audit requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years business experience, with at least one year in an analytics-related role
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, in dealing with people at all levels of the organization
  • Intellectual curiosity, passion for problem-solving, and comfort with ambiguity
  • Ability to take initiatives and drive work
  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional environment while juggling multiple responsibilities
  • Basic knowledge of relational databases is a plus
  • Basic SQL skills using tools like Teradata, MS SQL, MySQL is a plus
  • Experience in distilling and presenting complex quantitative analysis to business users
  • High energy and a desire to work in a results-oriented, fast growth environment
  • A passion for understanding and serving the unique community of PayPal


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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