PayPal

Lead Data scientist

PayPal

September 15, 2021


Who we are: At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.
Job Description Summary: As a Data Scientist in PayPal’s Global Data Science organization, you will have an impact on PayPal’s products all around the world. Our data scientists work to better understand our end-users, identify growth opportunities and improve our products and marketing outreach by creating personal and smart experiences. Making use of PayPal’s endless amount of data, you will leverage your data and machine learning skills for research and delivery of end-to-end ML solutions. If you are a Data Scientist with sharp analytical skills and a passion for deriving new insights, solving unique challenges, leveraging machine learning algorithms, and working in a highly collaborative, values-driven environment – then PayPal’s Global Data Sciences (GDS) is looking for you.
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 286 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.
At PayPal’s Global Data Sciences (GDS), we apply artificial intelligence to large-scale, complex issues facing the payments industry and help reduce fraud, protect our customers, provide better customer service, and empower global commerce. PayPal’s two-sided network generates a tremendous amount of aggregate data to help us close the loop between speed, convenience, and safety.
At PayPal’s GDS you will be immersed in an amazing community with a vibrant culture that thrives on innovation, collaboration, inclusion and wellness. Our data scientists and engineers push the boundaries of AI through experimentation, collaboration and investment in cutting-edge technology that will shape the future of fintech. Are you ready to help us change the world?
As a Data Scientist in PayPal’s Global Data Science organization, you will have an impact on PayPal’s products all around the world. Our data scientists work to better understand our end-users, identify growth opportunities and improve our products and marketing outreach by creating personal and smart experiences. Making use of PayPal’s endless amount of data, you will leverage your data and machine learning skills for research and delivery of end-to-end ML solutions.
If you are a Data Scientist with sharp analytical skills and a passion for deriving new insights, solving unique challenges, leveraging machine learning algorithms, and working in a highly collaborative, values-driven environment – then PayPal’s Global Data Sciences (GDS) is looking for you.
Roles and responsibilities
  • Design, develop and implement predictive models using advanced data mining and machine learning techniques.
  • Collaborate with other data scientists and engineers to formulate innovative solutions to experiment and implement advanced data mining techniques
  • Work with large volumes of data; extract and manipulate large datasets using standard tools such as Python, Hadoop , SQL
  • Analyze data covering a wide range of information from user profile to transaction history. Identify new risk patterns through data mining
  • Communicate complex concepts and the results of the analyses in a clear and effective manner through creative visualization

REQUIREMENTS
  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in science or engineering
  • 3+ year related experience for Master’s degree graduates or 1+ year experience for PhD graduates
  • Familiar with various Machine Learning algorithms and Statistical methods
  • Data Mining experience in Python, H2O, Tensorflow and/or other Big Data environments such as Hadoop/Spark.
  • Proficient code writing capability in a major programming language such as Python, R, Java and C++
  • Ability to deal with large amount of data and fluency with SQL or SQL-like tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Financial services or eCommerce experience a strong plus

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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.
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.