Head of Data Analytics (Venmo)


New York, City


About the Position

As the Head of Data Analytics, you will be charged with leading multiple cross-company initiatives and analyses to deliver quality work on time with multiple, competing priorities. You will also be responsible for establishing and implementing Venmo’s future data strategy. This person will balance urgent and effective action, commit to excellence, and take initiative to resolve problems; hold internal stakeholders accountable where appropriate. This role will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

Things you’ll do:

  • Lead teams of Data Analysts and partner closely with the Data Engineer team.
    • Initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance
    • Create and execute a data strategy and vision that is easy to articulate to the business
  • Build and maintain a scalable, flexible, extensible data architecture and platform that drives business and technology needs across the enterprise.
  • Identify & develop new, innovative data solution business cases
  • Interact with other technical and product teams to support design and use of applications and data mining tools for effective real time reporting and analytics.
  • Interact with the enterprise to understand the types of information and data needed to support their efforts; provide ongoing direction and analyses of trends and opportunities and ensure data integrity and service support levels by measuring key processes and integrating improvements.
  • Evaluate and ensure that current procedures and practices are appropriate for accomplishing department objectives, and that supporting financial reporting requirements are adequately documented and operating within policy.
  • Oversee specifications for proposed development and management of intellectual capital related to data outputs and capabilities.
  • Guidance and leadership of processes and projects that will help to track, analyze and develop metrics to identify trends and patterns within the existing data as well as data acquired externally.
  • Work in a Python (or R), SQL, Data pipelines environment

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor and/or Masters in Computer Science or a related field of study
  • 10+ years experience in Data Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in managing data teams
  • Deep statistical knowledge and experience
  • Deep knowledge of SQL and Python (or another language with object-oriented principles)
  • Experience working with various types of data infrastructures (cloud, open-source, distributed systems, structured/unstructured databases)
  • Ability to maintain focus and discipline in a fast paced and evolving industry / org
  • Experience leading and defining company-wide KPIs
  • Deep understanding of how analytics drives / fits into projects and initiatives at all stages
  • Experience with creating data services and ETLs to cater to different types of end-users (analysts, data scientists, developers, PMs etc.)
  • Experience working with various types of data infrastructures (cloud, open-source, distributed systems, structured/unstructured databases)
  • Experience leading teams implementing processes from business requirements through logical modeling; database design; data sourcing, transformation and loading; SQL; end-user tools; and performance tuning
  • Outstanding communication skills, permitting complex technical matters to be understood by business professionals
  • Ability to communicate technical data and engineering concepts to non-technical
  • Strong communication, listening, and negotiation skills; able to convey important messages in a clear and compelling manner

About Venmo

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds!

But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together!

Data Analytics at Venmo

Analytics plays a crucial role across Venmo.  We approach problems inquisitively and with a desire to find solutions in our data. We believe that Analytics should drive business decisions across the company in order to keep our product simple, joyful, and delightful.

About PayPal

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 237 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’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.

To apply, email Becky Trejo, talent attraction specialist at PayPal.

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