Lead Machine Learning 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.

PayPal Global Data Science team(GDS) is looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join the team and take an important role in one of the team’s current domains – build horizontal data science projects, infrastructures and solutions serving all data science teams in GDS, focusing on enabling complex insights from our data by leveraging large scale clustering, building PayPal Graph&Linking intelligence and Anomaly detection solutions and infrastructures.

Principal job responsibilities include data science projects based on cutting-edge modelling tech/infra/data sources to serve other GDS teams to deliver higher standard products, investigating and establishing understanding on production feasibilities, and communication with up/downstream teams to make everything happen, while playing a key part of creating a new team from scratch.

About PayPal’s Data Science Team: 

PayPal is a global leader in online payments and democratization of financial services, providing payment solutions for hundreds of millions of customers all over the world. 
As a Data Scientists in PayPal’s Global Data Science organization, you will have an impact on PayPal’s Merchant and Consumer products all around the world. Our data scientists work to better understand our end-users, identify opportunities, and improve our products by creating personal and smart experiences. Making use of PayPal’s endless amount of data, you will leverage your data and machine learning skills, for research and delivery of end-to-end Data Science solutions. 

If you are an experienced Data Scientist with sharp analytical skills and a passion for deriving new insights from unimaginable amounts of data, solving unique challenges, leveraging machine learning algorithms, and working in a highly collaborative, values-driven environment – then PayPal’s Global Data Sciences (GDS) is looking for you. 

About You:

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  • Master’s Degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, etc.) 
  • 2+ years of experience as a data scientist. Experiences on leading an ML product or an ML team – an advantage 
  • Code writing capability in common programming language for DS(Python is a must. Preferably with SQL/Scala/Java) and familiarity with relevant ML packages (TF, Pytorch, etc.). Familiarity with Linux environments. 
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Excellent English communication skills – an advantage 
  • Clear analytical mindset and deep understanding of ML 
  • Hadoop experience (MapReduce, PIG, Hive, Spark/Pyspark) – an advantage 
  • Graph DB experience – an advantage  
  • Team worker, responsible, delivery-oriented 

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 https://www.paypalbenefits.com

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.com.

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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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