Sr. Associate, Modeling
Location:
Phoenix , Arizona
Posted:
October 24, 2017
Reference:
P127419_S1
Job DescriptionThis individual will provide modeling and analytical support for the CCAR Forecasting team. The CCAR Forecasting team is a centralized PPNR modeling team located within Finance. The required skills include model design, model development, model validation, model updates, and model performance evaluations. He or she will utilize internal and external data as well as evaluate industry, economics, and market information to deliver model related analytics and results. He or she will act as a control point for planning, implementing and interpreting modeling results. RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manages the relationship with related business partners and ensures that modeling projects are delivered in a timely manner
  • Responsible for model design, development, model implementation, model usage, and model governance requirements
  • Performs in-depth modeling audits, including process evaluations of modeling related activities such as data quality, model performance tracking, and model governance policy
  • Leverages industry, economic, and market information to perform model development and other model related activities
  • Maintains a high level of competency in statistical and analytical principles, tools and techniques
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • MS in Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, and other quantitative fields with upto 1 year of applicable industrial modeling experience OR Ph.D. in these fields with applicable modeling experience.
  • One year or more financial industry experience
  • Strong computer skills and experience with statistical software/analytical tools including SAS, eView, MS Excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with current regulatory requirements and model governance policy is desired

Skills
Manages the relationship with related business partners and ensures that modeling projects are delivered in a timely manner
Responsible for model design, development, model implementation, model usage, and model governance requirements
Performs in-depth modeling audits, including process evaluations of modeling related activities such as data quality, model performance tracking, and model governance policy
Leverages industry, economic, and market information to perform valuations of capital investment, loss forecasting, treasury function, and other financial model related activities
Develops and executes complex analysis using machine learning techniques and methods in banking operations including credit risk management, marketing and fraud areas
Evaluates external data and model vendors. Identifies, evaluates and recommends alternatives to business solutions in order to keep DFS on the technology frontier
Maintains a high level of competency in statistical and analytical principles, tools and technique
Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.

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