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Nicolas Lin

Senior Product Manager, PayPal

Nicolas is an impact-driven STEM professional with a passion for shipping innovative and successful products.

He is currently working on Merchant Data Product for PayPal as a Senior Product Manager. Before stepping into this role, he spent time as a Technical Product Manager at Visa. There he worked on data platform products that were the crucial foundation of the world's largest digital payment network.


He previously also worked at Facebook as a Business Analyst for strategy planning and analytics. He supplied the analytical and planning expertise to support strategic decisions while optimizing performance across the data. After almost a year in this role, he moved on to be a Data Scientist for their Infra Data Center Strategy. He pushed forward impacts in efficiency optimization by classifying and leading the data center operations analytics program.


Nicolas also spent three years working at Yahoo! as a Senior Engineer, ScrumMaster, and Technical Product Manager for their E-Commerce Engineering Center. He created and co-managed international software platforms and websites used by 1 million users with over $10 billion in sales. He worked on decreasing fraud by 95% and cut trade abuse by 97% by launching the Yahoo Trust and Safety Team.


Nicolas began his strong educational background at National Central University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics. He later went on to earn his first Master's degree from the National Chiao Tung University, studying Computer Science. Still looking to learn more and up his skills, Nicolas enrolled in a second Master's program at the University of Southern California, where he earned his degree in Data Science and Operations. He also holds a Software Product Management Certificate from Product School.

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