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Quantitative Risk Analyst Lead- Modeling Center of Excellence (Bank)

Company: USAA
Location: Palmer Lake
Posted on: August 24, 2019

Job Description:

Purpose of Job We are currently seeking a talented Quantitative Risk Analyst Lead for our San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Colorado Springs, CO, or Tampa, FL, facility. The Quantitative Risk Analyst Lead conducts and develops quantitative and analytic models, assessments and/or applications in support of risk management efforts that assess the market and identify risks and gaps in existing or proposed processes. Applies diverse methodologies and deep experience in a variety of disciplines to identify and solve complex and/or undefined risk problems. Works with leadership to remediate gaps and improvements identified between existing practices and regulatory requirements. Leads and executes complex initiatives and cross functional teams within the Chief Risk Office and across the Enterprise that drive problem resolution. Leverages broad enterprise knowledge and/or expert knowledge of core business Job Requirements * Applies expert analytical knowledge to utilize advanced analytics to assess future risk and/or new risks, opportunities, and effectiveness.
* Translates results into meaningful solutions to enhance decision making.
* Presents findings to senior level leadership.
* Applies expert knowledge and industry best practices to quantify risk and aggregate exposures.
* Develops complex systems and programs that measure aggregate risk exposures.
* Performs model validations and presents results to senior leadership.
* Applies innovative and scientific/quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make recommendations to answer business objectives and drive change.
* Translates recommendations into communication materials to effectively present to senior leadership.
* Recommendations typically have a major impact on business results.
* Provides subject matter expertise in operationalizing recommendations.
* Applies expert knowledge to produce advanced analytical material to lead discussions with cross functional teams and senior leadership to understand complex business objectives and influence solution strategies.
* Demonstrates thought leadership in cross functional team environments.
* Drives and creates cross functional teams in support of initiatives that have significant impact to the enterprise or a core business area.
* Provides direction and mentorship to other team members in the peer review process.
* Expertly communicates analytical results, findings and solutions to governance committees and business process owners and influences business analysis Minimum Requirements * Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, or other quantitative discipline required OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree
* 8 or more years of related quantitative analysis experience in a discipline relevant to risk management to include statistical analysis, modeling, mathematics or other quantitative discipline OR advanced degree/designation in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, or other quantitative discipline AND 6 or more years work experience in a quantitative discipline relevant to risk management OR PhD in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, or other quantitative discipline AND up to 4 years work experience in a quantitative discipline relevant to risk management Preferred Experience: * 6 years + involvement with quantitative analytical work, statistical analysis, financial modeling, risk management reporting, portfolio analysis, etc.
* 2 years + Risk Management functional experience in Validation functions (or Model Governance), specifically dealing with banking models (Credit Risk, ALM, PPNR, CCAR, Ops Loss)
* Ability to support model development and maintenance, including documentation, testing, performance monitoring and re-development as necessary
* Experience with programming languages such as SAS, Python, and R
* Strong knowledge of modeling techniques such i.e. (Generalized linear modeling, Time Series, CART, Decision Trees, Neural Networks, Factor analysis experimental design and hypothesis testing.)
* Strong verbal communication and writing skills and attention to detail
* Industry and/or model vendor experience in retail/commercial banking, investment banking, credit union, and capital markets/trading, etc.
* Experience effectively interacting with management and responding to requests from regulators/auditors (i.e. OCC, FRB, CFPB) as well as Board of Directors/Risk Committee.
* Master's or PhD in a quantitative discipline, such as Finance, Math, Statistics, and Economics
* One or more of the following designations:
* Professional Risk Manager (PRM)
* Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
* Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job. At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits package in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals. USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers. Relocation assistance is available for this position. For Internal Candidates: Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager's approval prior to posting. Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 04/24/19 by 11:59 pm CST time.

Keywords: USAA, Fort Collins , Quantitative Risk Analyst Lead- Modeling Center of Excellence (Bank), Accounting, Auditing , Palmer Lake, Colorado

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