Ford: 19384 R&D Quantitative Analyst

Seeking a high-potential Quantitative Analyst to assist in all phases of model development, evaluation, and deployment for use in support of Ford and Ford Credit business units. The analyst would have a great deal of autonomy in conducting research and selecting desired modeling methodologies.

Ford At: Ford
Location: Dearborn, MI

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Position Duties:
  • Employ statistical / econometric / data mining techniques to assess, monitor and forecast different sources of risk.
  • Develop optimization frameworks to support models related to risk allocation, pricing, capital strategy to improve and guide business decisions.
  • Support the deployment of analytical tools related to quantitative risk management. Maintain and enhance previously developed models and tools.
  • Work with various data sources and platforms (PC, Mainframe, Unix/Linux, Teradata) to gather data.
  • Execute both descriptive and inferential ad hoc requests in a timely manner.
  • Communicate and present models to business customers and executives.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research, Quantitative Finance or successfully progressing in a PhD program.
  • Demonstrated skills in conducting complex statistical analysis in a business or academic setting
  • Strong programming skills in R, MATLAB, and/or SAS required; some experience with SQL and with C# and/or JAVA for developing Windows and Web applications
  • Experience with Microsoft EXCEL, PowerPoint and Word. Ability to handle multiple projects within a given timeframe.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to translate complex quantitative methods into easily understood results for all levels of business customers.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Operation Research or Quantitative Finance
  • Demonstrated skills in large scale data manipulation and mining / pattern recognition.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with simulation techniques such as Monte Carlo.
  • Strong knowledge of optimization techniques (e.g. linear/nonlinear/dynamic programming).
  • Knowledge of theoretical / empirical techniques commonly used in industrial organizations (e.g. game theory, contract theory, oligopoly theory).
  • Knowledge of models with limited dependent variables (e.g. choice models, selection models).
  • Ability to create and manipulate Excel pivot tables and graphs
  • Experience with parallel/grid computing

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