Director, Modeling Analytics

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking talented Director, Modeling Analytics for our San Antonio, TX facility.

Effectively manages and leads a team who develop and analyze data to predict business results or member behavior. Technically proficient in statistics, mathematics, and tools used in predictive modeling. Partner cross-functionally with business to deliver breakthrough analytical solutions to support a winning strategy in a continually changing business environment.

Job Requirements

  • Builds and manages a strong modeling analytics team.
  • Establishes performance objectives and provides ongoing feedback and coaching.
  • Maintains high team morale.
  • Develops team reputation as highly skilled experts in the area of predictive modeling.
  • Frequently interacts with business partners to identify opportunities for predictive analytics to drive business strategy and results forward.
  • Delivers insight to senior leadership on a regular basis.
  • Lead the development, enhancement and implementation of statistical and other quantitative models to support loss prediction, assess member value, predict member behavior or financial performance and other business applications.
  • Full ownership of the model development process and relationship with the business customer: from conceptualization through data exploration, model selection and validation, implementation, business user training and support.
  • Develops and provides subject matter expertise on the current and emerging predictive modeling techniques for various areas within the financial services industry.
  • Monitors and understands emerging technology that can affect modeling and potential business risk.
  • Researches new internal and external data sources.
  • Communicates technical subject matter clearly and concisely to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Educates and coaches peers and business partners to leverage predictive analytical solutions.
  • Coordinates with legal counsel to ensure regulatory compliance regarding model design and the acquisition and usage of data for segmentation and modeling purposes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or related field
    4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree OR A Master's Degree in Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or related field OR A PhD in Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or related field
  • 8 or more years related statistical modeling, quantitative, analytical, or actuarial work experience OR If a Master's Degree, 6 or more years related experience in statistical model development OR If a Ph.D., 5 or more years related experience in statistical model development
  • 5 or more years managerial experience or experience working with cross-functional teams in a leadership capacity .
  • Proficiency in key econometric and statistical techniques (predictive modeling, logistic regression, survival analysis, design of experiments, decision trees, data mining methods, and other advanced statistical and econometric techniques).

Preferred

  • 5 or more years managerial experience or experience working with cross-functional teams in a leadership capacity.
  • Proficiency in key econometric and statistical techniques (predictive modeling, logistic regression, survival analysis, design of experiments, decision trees, data mining methods, and other advanced statistical and econometric techniques).

***Selected candidates will attend and complete the Management Development School program in San Antonio, TX, during their first six months in position.***

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 packages 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 not available for this position.