Data Scientist in Shanghai, China at PayPal

June 26, 2022

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.

Responsible for a specific risk domain, responsible for plans, methodologies, processes, mentoring and drive for business outcomes.
Develop framework to understand and measure the incremental value of fraud prevention at different risk decisioning intervention points.
Continuously seek innovation opportunities and improvement that have meaningful impact on business.
Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis and data mining to extract business insight and solve business problem in risk management. Incorporate new data elements and technology to improve the detection efficacy.
Collaborates across teams in and outside risk to shape new direction/changes.
Stay abreast of the latest trend and development of the internet fraud, as well as tools and techniques that are effective fighting the fraud.


Experienced in risk management or analytics. Level will be determined based on experience.
Understanding of various analytical and modeling methods. Experience in managing large volumes of complex data (SQL, Python, Hive etc. ).
Good business sense and logical thinking. Ability to synthesize information and generalize the pattern.
Excellent communication both in Chinese and English. Experience presenting findings to large audience and across different levels within the organization.
Great inter-personal skills. Manage relationship with key partners and able to collaborate with local and remote teams effectively
Ability to self-start. Think outside of the box. Willing to have both hard work and have fun.

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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