Business Intelligence Analyst

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Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 392 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

We are looking for an outstanding Senior Business Analyst to join the Analytics practice for PayPal Payments Platform. You’ll join the team that powers Payments for our PayPal Core, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Paydiant transactions. If you like solving problems such as “How to continuously improve to scale to trillions of dollars in volume and billions of users while delivering the highest availability in the industry, the lowest latency, and the highest quality code”. This one's for you! You will work closely with the product, payments and engineering teams as well as senior management to help drive experience that our customers love.

Responsibilities include:

  • Keep the pulse of the vital signals of the payments platform and ensure it’s optimal performance. The scope includes card acquiring, bank and balance funded transactions, PayPal Core, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Paydiant transactions.
  • Initiate analysis that will drive improvement in the platform’s Authorization Rate, Reliability to Business, ability to scale, Speed of processing a transaction and cost per transactions.
  • Quantify and translate impact of any product improvement or degradation on key metrics such as transaction expense, decline rates, availability to business (ATB) and communicate the potential financial impact to senior execs in a clear and concise manner.
  • Develop standardized methodologies and templates (includes metrics discovery, segmentation, benchmarking, time-periods, etc.) so that products can be launched and tracked in an efficient manner across regions. This is a critical support to the product go to market strategy, execution and monitoring post release.
  • Develop a strong relationship with the data infrastructure team and provide oversight to the implementation of data quality and data integration solutions across the organization, drive innovative solutions to improve data/analytics quality, data visualization, and automation and scalability of reports and dashboards. 
  • Collaborate with business operations and product teams, prioritize issue resolution, and establish and maintain an operating rhythm and accountability to identify and resolve product performance issues.


  • Successful candidates will possess exceptional business judgment, strong analytic skills, and superb communication skills. They must have a passion for living in the data and be comfortable rolling up their sleeves to get into the details of the analysis, as well as being able to synthesize and provide high-level thought leadership.
  • Proven track-record of utilizing a data-driven approach to solve ambiguous business problems and delivering business and operational impact directly and through others.
  • Requires strong technical and analytical skills to translate complex transactional data into valuable and insightful information.
  • 7+ years analytics experience. Experience in payment/financial services industry is a plus.
  • Experience with statistical packages (SAS or R), SQL, BigQuery, AutoML Tools (H2O, Wave) and reporting tools like Qlikview and Tableau.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree preferably in a quantitative field (engineering/accounting/statistics).

Company Info.


PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating an online payments system in the majority of countries that support online money transfers, and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.

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