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.

At PayPal’s Global Data Sciences (GDS), we apply artificial intelligence to large-scale, complex issues facing the payments industry and help reduce fraud, protect our customers, provide better customer service, and empower global commerce. PayPal’s two-sided network generates a tremendous amount of aggregate data to help us close the loop between speed, convenience, and safety.
As part of GDS you will be immersed in an amazing community with a vibrant culture that thrives on innovation, collaboration, inclusion, and wellness. Our data scientists and engineers push the boundaries of AI through experimentation, collaboration, and investment in cutting-edge technology that will shape the future of fintech. Are you ready to help us change the world?

Primary Job Responsibility

•         Design, develop and maintain data science solutions for PayPal back-end risk management. Make decisions that balance user experience, cost, and financial performance.

•         Identify and address problems and issues during normal course of work and respond to risk mitigation needs quickly to solve issues with minimum guidance.

•         Participate in the formulations and implementation of departmental processes, procedures, policies, and standards.

•         Exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results on matters of significance to the business.

•         Look for improvement and innovation opportunities with business impact. Be a source of high-quality ideas. 



Job Requirements:

•         Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or engineering field with 2+ year professional work experience in a relevant field. Or Master’s degree with 1+ year professional experience.

•         Fluent in English.

•         Strong in data science and problem solving. Experienced with predicative modeling, data mining and analytical tool. Proficient with Python, SQL, SAS, etc.

•         Proven experience in employing analytics solution on real world problems.

•         Good business sense and logical thinking. Ability to synthesize information and generalize the pattern.

•         Effective inter-personal skills. Maintain relationship with key partners. Able to collaborate with remote teams effectively.

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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