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PayPal Compliance Data Analyst in Austin, Texas

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 325 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.


  • Plan, design, develop/implement code/configuration for Sanctions and CIP screening application

  • Perform data analysis to determine and verify business requirements/issues specification, flows, and deliverables for projects

  • Prepare essential documentation to define requirements, test plans, analysis

  • Create and execute test cases and scripts for testing of changes and releases

  • Create and execute monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, and annual filter testing for our payment screening systems

  • Create tailored business rules to reduce hit rate, prepare tuning data, reviewing hit reduction strategies

  • Performs data mining to look for commonalities and patterns that exist.

  • Extract and manipulate large datasets using standard tools such as SQL, Excel, SAS, and Python

  • Share findings by organizing the data results into easy-to-understand frameworks using Tableau or other visualization tools


  • Ability to independently manage, organize and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities

  • Well-developed research and analytical skills with good problem solving and lateral thinking ability

  • Analysis of existing applications to identify weakness and develop opportunities for improvements

  • Ability to rapidly learn new concepts (technical, risk, business) a critical success factor in this role

  • Team-oriented, must be self-motivated, plan and manage time effectively, and be customer-focused

  • Detailed, thorough, diligent individual with robust data analysis, and time management skills

  • Proven ability to function well independently as well as in a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate concepts and ideas to diverse audiences

  • Experience within the financial industry, with payments/ (e-Commerce knowledge preferred)

  • Experience in UNIX and Windows shell scripting for process automation

  • Experience with SQL scripting (Oracle, MS SQL), Python, and tableau

  • Experience with big data Ecosystem, such as Hadoop, etc.

  • Experience with system testing of large applications: the creation of test cases, execution of tests, and validation of results

  • Knowledge of the economic sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, and general knowledge of sanctions evasion practices is also desirable

  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field (Engineering, Science, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Math, Business) with 3 years of experience or a Master's degree with 1 year of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in risk management (Sanctions, AML, Fraud, Credit, Compliance, CIP/KYC etc.)

  • Experience in payments industry

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.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