1+ months

Principal Data Analyst - P25301_1_S3

Riverwoods, IL 60015
  • Job Code
    P25301_1_S3

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Leads initiatives on gathering, structuring, and analyzing data to support Discover's financial modeling needs. Supports the development and automation of standard data analyses, reports, and dashboards.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for gathering, structuring, and analyzing data and providing recommendations to management. Supports the development of standard data analyses, reports, and dashboards. Gathers, structures, and analyzes data from multiple sources.
  • Presents the results of data analyses and recommendations to management and process owners.
  • Partners with the business to identify the appropriate data sources and analysis methodology to meet business needs.
  • Coaches and guides less experienced analytical professionals in statistical concepts, principles, and tools.
  • Develop, implement, and test data aggregation algorithms, model execution programs, and management reporting required for the bank's allowance estimation under CECL standard.
  • Work with cross functional teams including Model Development, Accounting, Technology, and Project Management Office to implement, test, and document the CECL production environment.
  • Execute model runs, validate results, develop attribution analysis for loss projections in various economic scenarios, and present to management and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Risk & Control team to set up controls and documentations on the end-to-end CECL production process that involves data preparation, model execution, report generation, qualitative review, and management sign off.
  • Develop a thorough and in-depth understanding of CECL standards and its implication in loss forecasting.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in programming with a concentration in Data Science, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in programming with a concentration in Data Science, or related field
  • SQL statistical applications, such as SQL and/or SAS
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work with cross functions teams and present complex business requirements and financial forecast results to different level of audiences
  • Business knowledge in credit loss forecast, loan loss reserves, and capital stress testing
  • Technical knowledge in AxiomSL, Redshift, Python, Java, H2O

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Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



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Industry

  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-08-29 Expires: 2019-11-14

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