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AVP, Model Development (L11)

Alpharetta, GA, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Senior

This position will support quantitative predictive modeling/analytics for fraud and collections for consumer and commercial products and serve as a predictive modeler/statistician for model development, model validation support, model deployment activities and ad-hoc analysis.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop, and execute the advanced predictive modeling for fraud and collections
  • Working with business partners and vendors for model design, development, implementation, validation and model governance requirements
  • Create and maintain model documentation. Ensure adequate documentation and oversight for all owned deliverables.
  • Manage the model risk management process including model validation, response to independent review questions and assisting in development of action plans to address model governance/validation findings
  • Adhere to all model development procedures for modeling and monitoring
  • Pull data from source systems utilizing SQL and/or SAS
  • Keep pace with the latest developments in academia, regulatory environment, risk technology (vendor and in-house) and financial services industry in order to provide expert guidance to the business functions
  • Conduct research and analyze new modeling or analytical methodologies and integrate them into the decision-making process
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned
  • Master’s degree with emphasis in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Decision Science or other quantitative field and 6+ years of work related experience in a statistical modeling risk analytics position or Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of work related experience in a statistical modeling risk analytics position
  • 5+ years of modeling experience in banking or financial industry
  • 5+ years of experience programming with SAS, SQL
  • 5+ years of statistical analysis and handling large amount of data
Desired Characteristics:
  • 7+ years’ predictive analytics experience in banking or financial industry
  • 7+ years’ experience with SAS. Proficient in SAS programming including SAS Macro. SAS certification is a plus.
  • 2+ years of experience with the application of regulatory requirements for Model Risk (e.g. SR 11-7/OCC 2011-12)
  • Model Documentation with ability to explain technical items to non-technical people
  • Hands-on data analytics, risk modeling and data management experience
  • Strong project management and execution skills
  • Excellent written, oral communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
Eligibility Requirements:
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
  • If currently a Synchrony Financial Employee, you must have been in your current position for at least 6 months (Level 4 – 7) or 24 months (level 8 or greater), have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have the approval of your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR to apply if you don’t meet the time-in-job or performance requirement

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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Grade/Level: 11

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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