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Principal Tech and Data Risk Oversight

Company: PayPal
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

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.

Job Description Summary:
The data management, data security and data technology expert in TISO (Technology and Information Security Oversight) is a high-visibility strategic partner and Subject-Matter-Expert (SME) that leads the coordination and strategic oversight over Technology and Data domains supporting key Business Functions. This position requires building trusted partnership with First Line of Defenses (FLOD) in collaboration with Third Line of Defense (Audit) to develop clear mechanisms to provide risk transparency at the enterprise level. The role is responsible for working closely with data, technology, policy, security and risk analysis organization and business operations to identify enterprise risks, enhance policies, improve reporting, and influence strategy for the organization.

Job Description:

This role serves as an authority to ensure strong technology and data policy management practices, evaluate policy compliance using existing mechanisms and establish standards for risk reporting at various level in the organization. Person in this role will:

  • Be responsible for policy and oversight of PayPal data security and protection initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Privacy, Legal, Compliance, Data Governance and Data Platform groups on key enterprise data initiatives.
  • Work with multiple cross functional teams on data risk management, driving reduction of data exposure risks.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and evolve Key Risk Indicators for the critical risk domains.
  • Provide security and technology oversight for data risk assessments across different operating environments.
  • Ability to perform some data analytics to provide insights into risks.
  • Advise leadership on data security related risks and decisions.
  • Actively contribute to PayPal security awareness and training programs.
  • Excellent communication skills to bridge communication between various regional entities
    • Support Shaping the organization's vision, 3-5 year plans, OKRs, and other far-reaching strategy documents.
    • Represent TISO at various forums and leadership engagements
    • Build sustaining relationships based on trust and mutual respect
      • Actively manage expectations between the incumbent, their peers, and the broader universe of stakeholders to avoid "surprises" by creating a sense of agency and involvement early on and at regular intervals.
        • Willingness to contribute ideas and learn from others on the team.
        • Experience preferred in financial services, insurance, security and technology industries, preferably in dynamic and fast changing environments.
          • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities with deep understanding of how to develop relevant metrics that not only track activity but also quantify the impact of data and technology initiatives on the financial performance of the business.
          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
          • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and conflicting priorities.

            Professional Qualifications:

            • BS/BA degree required
            • Industry certifications preferred
            • 12+ years in experience working in Technology and Data risk management with 5 years as senior subject matter expert role.
            • 3+ years on experience in driving risk management function for technology and/or cybersecurity
            • Expertise in technology associated with data management, data backup and data discovery capabilities
            • Preferable hands-on capability with data analytics to analyze data usage patterns
            • On-going partnership with senior level external clients and internal leadership both.
            • Have served as a direct interface with regulatory agencies and external Audit partners
            • A strong balance of strategic and analytic acumen, with a high level of intellectual agility and capacity for original and innovative thoughts.
            • Ability to work in a cross functional/matrix environment with proven track record of delivery, through strong negotiation, influencing and relationship management skills.
            • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
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              Our 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

              Who We Are:
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              PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

              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 .

              As part of PayPal's commitment to employees' health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

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