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Data Scientist

Data Scientist
Los Angeles, 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:

Data Scientist for the Shopping & Loyalty Analytics team who is very strong at generating valuable insights from data through deep dive analysis, experienced at supporting new product launches by establishing test and control plans and ensuring constant monitoring is in place to track product performance.

Job Description:


The Shopping & Loyalty team is passionate about rewarding users for their online shopping activities and driving user engagement and loyalty. The acquisition of Honey is only the beginning of our journey to create rich, innovative experiences that people can’t imagine shopping without.

For that, we are seeking exceptional problem solvers with a passion for data insights and relentless focus on execution.

  • You are curious and inquisitive: love digging into data and uncovering insights

  • You are hyper-analytical and intellectually honest, truly believing in data-driven decisions and communicating your ideas through storytelling

  • You are familiar with data science and machine learning techniques to improve product experiences

  • You are a highly motivated, result-oriented self-starter, enjoy working in a fast-pace environment, and can deliver successful results with minimal guidance

  • You are a fun-loving, adventurous team player

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform deep dive analyses on key business trends from multiple perspectives and package the insights into easily consumable presentations

  • Make data visually appealing and simple to both navigate and comprehend for end-users

  • Identify key metrics and drive the building of exec-facing dashboards to track progress of the business and its highest priority initiatives

  • Identify key business levers, establish cause & effect, and communicate key findings to various stakeholders to facilitate data driven decision-making

  • Engage in problem solving with Product, Finance, Marketing, and various other teams to determine performance trends and root causes.

  • Support new product launches by establishing test and control plans and ensuring constant monitoring is in place to track product performance.

  • Create close relationships with stakeholders to anticipate & answer questions that might be asked by executives

Basic Requirements:

  • B.S. in a quantitative field (math, statistics, computer science, or similar STEM fields), advanced degrees a plus

  • 4+ year of data science, analytics, or consulting experience

  • Experience influencing product strategy through analyses and data-centric presentations

  • Ability to independently break down large datasets and synthesize inputs from multiple sources

  • Experience with at least one querying language (e.g. SQL) and/or one scripting language (e.g. Python), comfortable with working with large, complex, and potentially messy datasets

  • Understanding of statistics (e.g. hypothesis testing, statistical inference, regression), experience designing and evaluating complex experiments a plus

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to act as a thought partner and interact cross-functionally

  • Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau / Periscope a plus, experience with building machine learning models a plus



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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:
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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

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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