Equifax: Model Risk Management Model Specialist

Perform and lead activities related to model risk matters surrounding statistical model development and validation at Equifax.

Equifax Company: Equifax
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Web: www.equifax.com

Equifax has a new career opportunity for a Modeling Specialist in our Data and Analytics Center of Excellence, Alpharetta, GA. The incumbent will perform and lead activities related to model risk matters surrounding statistical model development and validation at Equifax.

  • Lead independent validation projects, including the following efforts:
    • Compose test design and oversee the work of junior analysts
    • Build and execute analytics to test risk theories
    • Review model documentation and marketing materials
    • Incorporate subject matter expertise into the qualitative aspects of validations
    • Execute on validation deliverables and communicate to the business.

  • Review ongoing performance monitoring plans and reports
  • Manage standard analytic process for independent validations
  • Research and guide on the use of new and innovative analytical techniques
  • Participate in the design of new models as a risk advisor
  • Provide feedback on various Model Risk Management program procedures and standards.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in marketing, model development, technology, compliance, legal, and business owners
  • Respond to client and regulator inquires
  • Mentor junior analysts as their project leads

Position Requirements
  • Master's degree in quantitative field such as statistics, economics, business finance, mathematics, or other related discipline with 8+ years of industry experience
  • Prior experience with credit risk model development and validation; experience with model risk management and/or compliance highly preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive experience with SAS
  • Hands-on experience with UNIX and/or LINUX environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint)
  • Detail-oriented, proactive, efficient

Email to hayley.sykes-ludden@equifax.com .

Equifax - Data & Analytics Center of Excellence consists of approximately 150 professionals working across multiple business units on both internal and external projects within the US and internationally. Cooperation across the entire team is encouraged, so new ideas can be developed together and shared with others for mutual benefit. A supportive environment is fostered through multiple collaboration opportunities. Work closely with other groups in Equifax, such as the technology team, consultants, compliance, legal, product managers, and sometimes external customers.

Equifax has been a trusted name in the financial services industry since 1899. Over the years, Equifax has grown into a global service provider with over $1.9 billion in annual revenue and approximately 7,000 employees in 16 countries. Now a market leader in providing total information solutions to businesses and consumers, we have a constant focus on product development, technology innovation and customer satisfaction. Our products and services help consumers protect and manage their financial health and allow companies to minimize their financial risk while maximizing growth opportunities. Equifax is a cutting edge, innovative company that embraces change and challenges the status quo. Our passion for growth is only matched by our commitment to integrity. At Equifax, we truly value the individual and continually strive to develop employees and reward them for their contributions.