PayPal Analytic Data Scientist, Cyber and Risk in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Analytic Data Scientist, Cyber and Riskin Tel Avivat PayPal

Date Posted: 8/14/2017

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 8/14/2017

  • Job ID: R0019344

About Us


At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and inclusion as our guide for making decisions and conducting business every day. It is our duty and privilege to be customer champions and put those we serve at the center of everything we do.

We are one team that respects and values diversity of thought for everyone, everywhere, and we actively seek to create an energizing workplace that brings out the best in all of us. If you’re ready to shape the future of money, join the team at PayPal. We're proud to work here. You will be too.

Job Description

Global Risk and Data Sciences (GRDS) is the largest group in PayPal’s Risk Management organization. The team is comprised of data researchers, analysts, modelers, and software engineers; and is uniquely focused on developing models, components and technology to aid in detecting and preventing all forms of fraud and risk affecting the PayPal $240B payments network.

The Risk Data Acquisition team focuses on applicative research, analysis and development of innovative solutions for Risk decision systems, specifically in the areas of cyber-crime and sophisticated fraud. We focus on analyzing technical data such as network traffic and device information, and find leads and traces of technology-based fraud activity such as scripting attacks, malwares and IP obfuscation.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Apply data and technological expertise in the cyber space to real life problems in PayPal’s echo system

  • Analyzing multiple types of data and reaching actionable conclusions

  • Independent research and innovation in the technology and data spaces, while supporting existing projects

  • Broaden the analytic playing field by using a wide range of research tools and methods and applying scientific knowledge where relevant

  • The role encompasses acquisition and application of vast knowledge areas over a short period of time and requires a strong sense of personal responsibility


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or similar. Average 85 and above from top universities.

  • 1-2 years of related work experience

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Code writing capability in any programming language (Python, R, Java, Scala, etc.)

  • Familiarity with the cyber-crime domain and understanding common attack methods

  • Experience in network protocols and deep-packet inspection (DPI) – an advantage

  • Experience in Big Data analysis – an advantage

  • Experience in Machine-Learning, Data Mining or Statistics – an advantage

  • Excellent spoken and written English

Individuals seeking employment at PayPal are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You have the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.