Sanctions Data Analyst


April 22, 2021

Who we are: 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 375 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.
Job Description Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated team player with strong analytical skills and project management experience who specializes in creating, driving, and executing projects. As a Sanctions Screening Specialist, this person will be providing data-driven solutions for managing and optimizing the filter of our payments screening system. This role will primarily involve managing and supporting data maintenance, configuration, reporting and analytics activities for the Sanctions Program at PayPal. This person will also be working closely with our technology partners, in defining requirements for application enhancements and be driven to manage and lead deliveries, as well as working closely with the Sanctions Policy team to insure proper implementation of sanctions controls.
Job Description:
  • 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 tailored business rules to reduce hit rate, prepare tuning data, reviewing hit reduction strategies;
  • Identify and mitigate sanctions risks through periodic risk assessment on algorithms and rules;
  • Perform data mining to look for commonalities and patterns that exist;
  • Extract and manipulate large datasets using standard tools such as SQL, SAS and Python, tableau;
  • Work with senior stakeholders to understand their needs to and prioritization.

  • 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 ability to articulate concepts and ideas to diverse audiences;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Experience in financial industry, with payments/e-Commerce knowledge preferred;
  • 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: 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 a general knowledge of sanctions evasion practices is also desirable;
  • Experience with compliance system FircoSoft tuning or other industry leading compliance tools is preferred;
  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field (Engineering, Science, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Math, Business) with 3 years of experience.

Our world-class culture is something we’re proud of. We’re committed to creating a thriving and inclusive workplace with great benefits including:
  • Excellent medical and dental benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Savings plans with company match / Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Generous time off policies
  • Ongoing training, tuition reimbursement and support to help you realize your full career potential
  • Community fundraising and volunteer opportunities
  • PayPal’s sabbatical program provides four weeks of paid time off after every five years of service.
  • Active social groups

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.