Machine Learning Software Architect 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.

Looking for a meaningful career that lets you define “New Money”?

Want to guarantee that tomorrow’s global economy is safer, simpler and more powerful than today’s?

PayPal is defining the future of money, payments and commerce in a reimagined and inclusive financial world. On PayPal’s Global AI and Data science team, you will work to create the infrastructure that will be used by world-class analysts and engineers to power some of the world’s most sophisticated models at huge scale that help users get better service, be protected from fraud, and create commerce that knows no borders


  • Software Architect at the AI and Data infrastructure PM team

  • Define product technical vision, technologies, design, KPI’s for your area

  • Educate and mentor team members for engineering best practices, technologies and capabilities

  • Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with customer and partner teams

  • Align product implementation according to roadmap and strategy

  • Bring “outside view” of current and future technologies to teams

  • Owns product design that aligns with defined outcomes to the business

  • Define and maintain long term technical product vision

  • Works with engineering managers, product leads

  • Effectively communicate strategies & trade-offs up to senior leaders and down to development teams 


  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills with ability to state things simply and persuasively for different audiences

  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to influence others both inside and outside of the organization, and to lead without authority

  • Understanding of modern software development lifecycle

  • Understanding of software and cloud service financial mechanics

  • Experience in large organizations including managing dependencies across organizations and business units.

  • Author or provide support for quality product requirement specifications


  • Bachelor’s degree. Computer Science / Engineering preferred

  • Master of Science or MBA is a plus

  • Experience in Risk or Financial Services is a plus

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:

Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.

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.


Click here to read more.