Data Analyst/Data Scientist - Ph.D. Recent Graduate

Paypal Timonium , MD 20733

Posted 2 months ago

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.

Job Description Summary:

We are seeking world-class problem solvers who have a passion for data and a relentless focus on execution and delivery. You will be most successful with a healthy combination of both, technical skills and business acumen. As a Data Scientist or Data Analyst you will generate insights by conducting extensive analyses of PayPal's rich data. In the process, you will develop a deep understanding of the payments business, our site functionality, further strengthen your analytic, leadership and presentation skills and gain exposure to a wide variety of functional teams within PayPal.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand how to make data visually appealing and simple to both navigate and comprehendfor end-users

  • Aggregate data from various sources toconstruct streamlined data pipelines and integrate data from multiple PayPal systems

  • Identify key metrics and build exec-facing dashboards to track the progress of the business and its highest priority initiatives

  • Identify key business levers, establish cause & effect, perform analyses, and communicate key findings to various stakeholders to facilitate data driven decision-making

  • Work closely across the matrix with teams like Finance, Marketing, Product, Engineering, and senior executives

  • Lead and participate in special projects/initiatives: innovate and implement large-scale quality improvements to processes and/or systems by conducting data analysis and making recommendations, troubleshooting technical issues, and refining processes around customer support

Basic Requirements:

  • Experience with any or multiple of the following: Python, Java, Tableau, Jupyter Notebooks, Teradata, Hadoop/Hive, Oracle, JavaScript, SQL, Airflow, Linux, Perl, PHP

  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms

  • Demonstrated experience, familiarity and ease with handling large data sets and crunching numbers

  • Information Retrieval (search/recommendation/classification) experience or Human Judgment/User Interface experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate complex problems into simpler terms, and effectively influence both peers and senior leadership

Recent Graduate Position Information and Requirements:

  • This is a Recent Graduate Full-Time position.

  • Must have graduated within the past 12 months, or will be graduating by Spring 2023, with a Ph.D degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Must reside in the U.S.

  • Must be able to obtain authorization to work in the U.S.

Application Process

  • Note - This job posting is a general advertisement for all PayPal Data Analyst/Data Scientist opportunities for recent Ph.D graduates.

  • Applicants will be asked to complete a skills assessment via HackerRank

  • Following the assessment, applicants will hear back from a University Recruiter with next steps.

Position Location: Varies within U.S. PayPal Office Locations




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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.

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