PayPal Data Science Expert in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Data Science Expertin Tel Avivat PayPal

Date Posted: 8/15/2017

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 8/15/2017

  • Job ID: R0019624

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

PayPal Risk Fraud data-science solutions team in Tel-Aviv is seeking a highly motivated modeler to join our team.

The candidate will put practical work in big data, machine learning algorithms and PayPal business knowledge into building data science modeling solutions to solve some of most complex and challenging fraud problems in the fin-tech industry.

The ideal candidates are problem solvers, equipped with strong machine learning, analytical and programming skills suited to approach various kinds of challenges in complex environments. Candidates must be quick learners with a strong sense of personal responsibility and a high technical orientation.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Build state-of-the-art statistical models, algorithms and procedures from start to end – solving a wide range of fraud problems while imporving customer experience.

  • Extract and analyze large data volumes covering a broad range of information from user profile to transaction history.

  • Research, develop and deploy solutions based on cutting-edge machine & deep learning algorithms.

  • Communicate project status accurately and in a timely manner. Ensure that projects adhere to established standards and methodology practices.

  • Deliver quality solutions consistently while working in a fast-paced, changing environment.


  • M.Sc./ Ph.D. in the fields of Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or similar academic areas.

  • 3+ year related experience for Master’s degree graduates or 1+ year experience for PhD graduates.

  • Proficient in machine learning and data mining.

  • Proficient code writing capability in a major programming language such as Python, R, Java and C++ Experience with data mining leading packages – a plus.

  • Excellent SQL hands on skills – a big plus.

  • Experience in Big Data technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, Map Reduce processes - a big plus.

  • Strong ability to coordinate and track multiple deliverables, tasks and dependencies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills on a broad set of technical topics.

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.