Senior Machine Learning Manager


Anywhere Remote only

Full time

$107-259.6k (annually)


Mar 8

Job Description

Time Type:

Full time

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.


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Job Description Summary:

PayPal is looking for a key leader in the Global Analytics and Data Science Organization to manage and grow a team of ML Scientists. This person will be responsible for managing a significant portfolio of ML solutions and models which fuels personalization of payment and financial services. This leader needs to have a strong background in Machine Learning, practical experience in building and guiding the team on large scale predictive models to solve business problems, bringing insights and identifying additional opportunities to show and grow impact.  


We are looking for a strong results-focused leader with a collaborative and motivating style, and can communicate machine learning to diverse executive stakeholders. Recruitment, training and retention of top-tier talent at all experience levels will be critical to success. Job Description:

The Position 

PayPal is looking for a key leader in the Global Analytics and  Data Science Organization to manage and grow a team of ML Scientists. This person will be responsible for managing a significant portfolio of ML solutions and models which fuels personalization of payment and financial services. This leader needs to have a strong background in Machine Learning, practical experience in building and guiding the team on large scale predictive models to solve business problems, bringing insights and identifying additional opportunities to show and grow impact.  


We are looking for a strong results-focused leader with a collaborative and motivating style, andcan communicate machine learning to diverse executive stakeholders. Recruitment, training and retention of top-tier talent at all experience levels will be critical to success. 


Key Responsibilities 

In your role, you will: 

  • Assess, inspire and motivate a high performing team of data science and ML professionals 
  • Develop impactful relationships with senior leaders in the PayPal Consumer Business, stakeholders across the broader company, and leaders in the broader Data Science community 
  • Design, develop and implement real-time and batch advanced machine learning models to solve business problems such as Personalization of Incentive and Rewards Programs, Personalization of Product experiences including UI Flows and Lifecycle modeling of customer journey. 
  • Build ML/AI solutions and together with strong partnership with our engineering group and PayPal's Platforms organization. 
  • Communicate complex concepts and the results of the models and analyses to technical and non-technical audience. Be able to influence partners and customers. 
  • Interpret and effectively defend approaches to Internal Legal and Compliance teams. 
  • Be a true thought leader for our organization (and PayPal overall) and contribute significantly to develop the next generation of applicable AI technologies for the company. 


Who you are: 

This leader will play a key role in Consumer Machine Learning Organization to grow machine learning that is in nascent stages in our key payment and financial services. The ideal individual we seek is a professionally mature, confident who is comfortable and effective at all levels of the organization. They will use their prior experience to deploy data science and machine learning solutions with modern technology in a business setting. This person will leverage their years of experience in driving positive impact on customers by leveraging machine learning and predictive analytics. The candidate will be seen as a strategic thought partner, capable of communicating and influencing senior leadership. They will have the ability to collaborate across the organization and enterprise, building relationships with key stakeholders. 

  • Advance degree (MS or PhD) in science or engineering field with 8+ years of relevant experience. 3+ years of supervisory experience. 
  • Experience in building and hiring a strong team of machine learning scientists. 
  • Proven track record in solving open-ended business problems using data-science/ML/AI from initial ideation stage up to delivering adoption. 
  • Industry experience with usage of leveraging the tools for scaling machine learning models such as Hadoop, Spark, etc 
  • Industry experience in data mining, statistical analysis, predictive modeling. 
  • Strong problem solving skills, business acumen, and communication skills 
  • Proven experience in working with multiple partner groups to drive longer term strategies within a matrix-based organization 
  • Experience in Marketing/Fintech/e-Commerce industry a strong plus 

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The U.S. national annual pay range for this role is

$107300 to $259600Our 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

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