Data Scientist 2, Pricing

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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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: The Pricing Analytics team at PayPal plays a critical role in driving acceleration for PayPal’s top and bottom line by using the scientific method to advocate for decisions founded in data-driven insights. This team sits at the intersection of Strategy, Pricing, and Analytics and has a front-row seat to Senior Leadership discussions on PayPal’s monetization strategy. We are looking for exceptional analytics professional to join this highly visible team. This person will drive large-scale impact for the business from week one and as such must have a well-rounded skill set including an excellent quantitative background, keen business acumen, and strong leadership traits.

Job Description:

What You Will Do:

  • Provide holistic recommendations for segment level pricing optimizations that can drive meaningful financial benefit for PayPal without jeopardizing customer experience
  • Perform deep-dive analytics including: Cohort analysis, Pre-Post analysis, Sensitivity analysis, Financial projections, and additional ad-hoc exercises
  • Develop business-friendly reporting tools and dashboards to monitor overall pricing hygiene, analyze portfolio trends, and flag any opportunities or issues
  • Play a crucial role in collaboration with our partners in finance to ensure transparency and alignment of data, views, and metrics
  • Develop financial models to articulate the value of new initiatives, changes to existing initiatives, and process improvements.
  • Be a thought leader in the Pricing Analytics space for new forms of analysis and model techniques that drive performance-improving changes
  • Work with a geographically distributed team towards greater and greater quality deliverables, expanded skills, and growing needs of data science skills and more
  • Mentor junior analysts on tools, methods, and frameworks for solving problems

Job requirements:

  • Curiosity – the number one trait we look for in our team
  • Solid programming skills in at least one language (SQL, R, Python preferred), ideally reflected in your responsibilities on recent projects
  • Experience in at least one or more of the following: A/B testing, cluster analysis, breakeven/sensitivity analysis, time series forecasting, customer lifecycle value modeling
  • Must be comfortable working with data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, QlikView) to build self-serve reports
  • Must be capable of collaborating with and leading cross-functional and cross-cultural teams
  • Leadership presence and an ability to clearly and crisply communicate complex analyses in a storytelling format
  • Experience negotiating with internal stakeholders to balance speed, quality, and methodology with deliverables to achieve win-win outcomes
  • A consummate team player who focuses not just on the “What” but the “How”
  • A sense of humor – Take your work seriously but not yourself

Education & Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (MBA a plus)
  • 4-8 years in an analytical or similar number’s heavy role
  • Multiple years of experience in a stakeholder/client-facing role (influence is a key part of this job)

Prior experience in financial services, e-commerce, or payments is a big plus. Prior experience in pricing is also a plus.

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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