Project Manager, Modeling

  • Company: Discover
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Posted: November 17, 2017
  • Reference ID: P127426_S3
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Project Manager, Modeling

Job Description


This individual will provide modeling and analytical supports for Acquisitions risk management, including model design, model development, model maintenance, model updates, and performance evaluations. He or she will evaluate and interact with internal and external data as well as modeling vendors to seek opportunities to improve DFS advanced analytics qualities. This individual will also support senior management requests for enhancement in analytics for risk management. He or she will act as a control point for planning, implementing and interpreting results.


Manages the relationship with business partners. Allocates resources and prioritizes projects. Ensures the modeling projects are delivered in a timely manner

Responsible for model design, development, and model implementation. Ensures that the models are maintained and updated in a timely manner and the models perform as expected

Develop and execute complex, in-depth analysis machine learning techniques and methods to control fraud and credit losses

Leverage technology-based tools to implement process improvements

Evaluates external data and model vendors. Identifies, evaluates and recommends alternatives to business solutions in order to keep DFS on the technology frontier

Reviews and recommends alternative analytical and modeling tools to improve model quality and performance

Maintains a high level of competency in statistical and analytical principles, tools and techniques



M.S. in computer science, engineering, applied mathematics, and other quantitative fields. Advanced degree preferred

One to five years of credit card industry experience

Strong computer skills, experience with statistical software and other analytical tools

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Extensive project management and leadership skills

Proven problem solving and decision making skills

Project management experience in a high-profile, deadline driven environment


Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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