Data Scientist 1-1

Location: Singapore

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Who we are: 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 392 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.

Job Description Summary: Looking for a Data Scientist to join our dynamic team managing Seller Risk at PayPal

Job Description:

PayPal is the leading global online payment service built for the digital age. We now have over 350 million active customers around the world and handle almost a fifth of the world’s online payments. And we’re delivering the future of money – today. You can use PayPal anytime, anywhere, any way. PayPal continues to drive connected commerce across all channels - online, mobile and in-store. In 2020 PayPal’s net payment volume was $936BN. We are constantly innovating and creating experiences our customers love.

The Seller Risk team is responsible globally for the end to end management of risk from sellers accepting payments through PayPal. Understanding and closely managing the risks associated with these sellers is critical to our management of the portfolio.


  • Monitor, measure and analyse the risk trends across PayPal's vast seller base
  • Design solutions and strategies to mitigate possible losses arising from risky merchants
  • Work with multiple partner teams across the company to understand the impacts of risk actions and to implement the risk strategies
  • Maintain good working relationship with stakeholders and partners across multiple functions
  • Find opportunities for improving and optimizing risk solutions and influence teams within the Seller Risk org to make necessary adjustments


  • Strong understanding of credit risk and some understanding of payments industry. Basic understanding of financial statements would be a plus.
  • Independent, self-starter who can work with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to be able to manage relationships across multiple functions and stakeholders at varying levels in the organization
  • Strong background in analytical methods and experience working with large data sets
  • Strong business acumen and ability to translate and communicate analytical insights to various audiences
  • Master/bachelor’s degree in Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics or related quantitative discipline

  • 3 to 5 years experience in data analytics. Risk analytics a plus

  • Proficient in SQL, Python, Java and SaS
  • Excel, Word, and PowerPoint proficiency

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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