Transaction Management Sr. Analyst – PayPal – San Jose, CA

Posted on August 16, 2010. Filed under: Analytics, California Jobs, PayPal, Quantitative, San Jose, San Jose Jobs |


The PayPal Global Core Payments group is responsible for defining and managing global payment solutions and partnerships that enable the movement of funds into and out of the PayPal system. Transaction Management Sr. Analyst, a critical and highly visible role of Global Core Payments, will manage transaction expenses logic and provide insights/analytics to optimize transaction expense.


• Manage transaction expense logic and process by working with various parties – markets, platform, data management, to design data architecture, ensure the relevant cost data captured correctly in Teradata, which is critical to manage transaction expense

• Develop statistical and financial models to analyze the business impact of new initiatives, changes to existing initiatives (e.g. contract re-negotiations), process improvements and fee changes

• Support initiatives to optimize transaction expense

• Provide analysis and recommendations on transaction costs to support the markets, compliance, strategy and GCP platform teams

• Maintain and enhance key business reports, and communicate the trends and opportunities

• Engage in end-to-end project management, including problem/project scoping, methodology/approach, fact/data gathering and manipulation, analysis and modeling, problem solving, and communication of insights and recommendations.

• Present business insights to multiple levels of management across business units and functional areas

• Develop strong working relationships with cross-functional groups across the organization


• 4-7 years of experience in analytics/quantitative role in banking, consulting or related industries

• Demonstrated excellence in quantitative analysis

• 2-7 years experience with SQL (preferably on Teradata), and a good understanding of relational databases(foreign keys, primary keys, normalization etc.)

• High level of proficiency in Base SAS and SAS Enterprise Miner

• Solid knowledge of UNIX environment and basic UNIX scripting

• High level of proficiency in Excel, Access and PowerPoint

• Strong problem-solving & multi-tasking skills

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

• Ability to ensure quality of analytics with the mindset of big business picture

• Working in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams, and be able to communicate technically intricate concepts/results in business terms

• Familiarity with payment is preferred

• BS in a quantitative field, MS preferred

Feel you meet the qualifications? Please forward your resume to khollenshead (at) paypal (dot) com.

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