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VP Enterprise Cyber Security



United States
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023
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:
Reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer, the VP of Enterprise Cyber Security will be a member of PayPal's Cybersecurity leadership team and will lead PayPal's global security engineering, services, and product development teams which are directly responsible for maintaining, developing, and growing all security products and services, across PayPal, in a rapidly evolving threat landscape and technology stack. If you think outside of the box, bring an extra edge to the table to accomplish tasks, and desire to gain real-world experience with a world-class team in the ever-changing security field, please apply for this position.

Job Description:
  • Provide strategic leadership to an organization of 200+ team members in specialized domains such as:
    • Crypto
    • Access
    • Product Security
    • Threat Management
    • Cloud Security

  • Coach and develop executive leaders as they deliver their outcomes.
  • Drive strategic security outcomes across multiple brands and operating environments for PayPal and its customers.
  • Deliver security products and services in a complex and heterogeneous infrastructure.
  • Manage the ongoing development of new and existing security platforms and products.
  • Partner with multiple stakeholders in Product Development teams, Infrastructure teams, and the PayPal Business Units to deliver the next generation of PayPal’s Cyber Security to ensure that PayPal protects the brand.
  • Collaborate with Security leadership to establish goals and intended outcomes relating to product security, platform, infrastructure security, security tools strategy, and architectural direction, contributing to a security strategy shaped by the PayPal business strategy, fast-changing, evolving global marketplace.
  • Communicate and represent Security internally and externally.

  • Ability to lead the rationalization and expansion of large-scale security platforms to continue evolving PayPal's security products portfolio.
  • Experience driving teams to a consensus on designs, patterns, best practices, and implementation methods that are enterprise-adopted and business applicable.
  • Experience in identifying and defining security product roadmaps.
  • Ability to provide expertise and security requirements to colleagues across the building platform, infrastructure, and database applications and frameworks.
  • Respected senior information security leader at a large, global company in dynamic and fast-changing markets.
  • Experience designing and delivering internet-scale, enterprise-wide information security technology architectures, products, capabilities, and processes focusing on scalability, durability, and performance.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, translation into operating plans and budgets, making buy/build decisions based on requirements, importance to the business, risk, and cost.
  • Experience in financial services and security technology industries.
  • Outstanding thought leadership, architectural, and implementation skills – a thinker and a doer – can look at information security comprehensively and strategically and is ready to translate business strategy into technical vision and strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead with innovative ideas rather than follow the competition and traditional approaches; an "out-of-the-box" thinker will determine what PayPal needs to build today to get ahead of future threats.
  • A self-motivated and self-directed people leader with demonstrated ability to attract, develop, retain, and motivate top-tier talent and build an organization primed to get ahead of threats by using intelligence-based security to understand where the threats are going in real-time.
  • A record of accomplishment of proactively building and maintaining healthy and productive partnerships with executives and operating teams in all geographies, effectively converting security perspectives into the organization's business context.
  • Strong orientation toward making decisions that will benefit the organization rather than optimizing resources or benefits solely for one's team.

Leadership and Personal Qualities


  • Ideal team player – humble, curious, and smart
  • Creates a win-win environment

Confident & Secure

  • Grows their people & provides coaching/visibility to elevate them
  • Builds a great bench and does not feel undermined by a great bench strength
  • Delegates effectively and always have a great succession bench


  • Has a record of accomplishment of creating an organization that thrives
  • Credible - can build trust relevant to our work


  • Independent and quality decision-making and an attitude of intrapreneurship
  • A balance of do, do and inform, ask in decision-making and actions

Emotional Intelligence

  • Ability to perceive, use, understand, and manage emotions in every interaction
  • Self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy
  • Highly trained and mature internal compass


  • Excellence in clarity, content, verbal/written/body language, in person/over the phone

Customer Focus

  • Builds effective relationships with stakeholders outside the organization
  • Achieves excellent levels of stakeholder NPS through partnership and value delivery

Talent Magnet

  • Attract and retain extraordinary talent to seed and sustain the organization

Goal Oriented & Action Biased

  • Structured, inclusive, and timely decision-making skills
  • A record of accomplishment of structured execution and value creation
  • Pushes the edge, thinking out of the box, being innovative and creative

Change Champion

  • Can plan, structure, introduce and execute change while bringing people along

Personality / Behaviors

  • Incredible judgment, high integrity, sound value system, high bar
  • Self-aware, strict, structured
  • Hard-working, humble, human-oriented
  • Balanced, friendly, approachable, intelligent, pragmatic
  • A coach, cheerleader, and confidant


  • Is bold, takes calculated and intelligent risks where appropriate
  • Creatively solves problems of yesterday with solutions of tomorrow
  • Transforms technology and processes to go from good to great!

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please do not hesitate to apply.

PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit

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

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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