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Data Scientist 1

Data Scientist 1
San Jose, US
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Job Description

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.

Job Description Summary:

What you need to know about the role
At PayPal, we continue to push the boundary of what technology can help people around the world accomplish. For that, we are seeking far and wide for that select handful of exceptional world-class problem solvers with a passion for data insights and a relentless execution focus.
Meet our team
Digital Wallet team focuses on improving the app and web experiences of our customers to help them transact in a secure and fast manner. This is a cross functional team that works with different business lines to optimize and personalize the experience for 100M+ customers that login and transact every month

Job Description:

Your way to impact :

  • You believe in data-driven decisions and use data to answer business questions
  • You are hyper-analytical, intellectually honest, and extremely passionate about data and testing (e.g., A/B experimentation)
  • You are a highly motivated, result-oriented, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and can deliver successful results with required guidance

Your day-to-day :

  • Help to launch, measure, and scale new solutions to improve our in app and web experiences
  • Identify new opportunities through deep dive analyses leveraging our rich datasets of user behavioral and transactional data
  • Translate ambiguous, unstructured business problems into actionable data-driven analyses
  • Size potential impact of new ideas and help prioritizing product roadmaps based on impact
  • Bring clarity to the performance of our key metrics and flows through well designed dashboards and reports
  • Act as thought partner to our product team and lead cross-functional projects (partner teams include product, engineering, design, user research, finance, machine learning, marketing, compliance, risk, customer service/operations)
  • Define and cultivate best practices in data logging and experimentation
  • Support multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment

What do you need to bring :

  • Experience influencing product strategy through analyses and data-centric presentations
  • Understanding of statistics (e.g. hypothesis testing, statistical inference, regression), experience designing and evaluating complex experiments
  • Experience with at least one querying language (e.g. SQL) and one scripting language (e.g. Python), comfortable with working with large, complex, and potentially messy datasets
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills, ability to work cross-functionally
  • Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau a plus, experience with building machine learning models a plus
  • Bachelors in a quantitative field (math, statistics, computer science, or similar STEM fields), advanced degrees a plus
  • 4+ years of experience analyzing large, multi-dimensional data sets and synthesizing insights into actionable solutions
  • Experience / interest in Machine Learning preferred

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PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit

The U.S. national annual pay range for this role is

$72700 to $176000

Our Benefits:
At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.
We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

Who We Are:
Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

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

Any general requests for consideration of your skills, please Join Our Talent Community.

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

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