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From: Archuleta, Marissa
Date: 17 Sep 2003
Subject: San Jose, CA: Director, Risk Analytics at eBay

The Director, Risk Analytics will report to eBay's Sr. Director of Risk Management, and lead analysis and reporting of fraud and other risks that occur on eBay's website, as well as measure eBay's effectiveness in managing those risks.

Key Day-to-Day Responsibilities/Skills of Director:

(1) Management - The Director will manage and grow a global team of 5 Statisticians and Business Analysts (growing to roughly 14 over the next 18 months) who have highly quantitative, analytical, and technical backgrounds. Additionally, the Director will manage key internal customer relationships, up through the COO level. The Director should possess prior experience (ideally 4-plus years) in managing quantitative research resources.

(2) Advanced Risk Analytics - The Director will design and lead the execution of sophisticated quantitative analyses that translate eBay's fraud/risk data into digestible and actionable insights. This role requires a strong understanding of analytical methods (ROI/NPV, regression, correlation, sampling, significance testing, cohort analysis), and the computer/technical skills and software applications used to manipulate and present large volumes of complex data (SAS, SQL/relational databases, Excel/VBA, Excel PivotTables), as well as a hands-on understanding of the fraud/risk mgmt function (predictive modeling, performance measurement of risk management techniques).

(3) Global Risk Reporting - The Director will lead the creation of reports, analysis tools, and forecast processes that ensure global delivery of actionable information related to eBay's risk profile, as well as the creation / improvement of the underlying back-end data infrastructure. This role requires the Director to be expert in the principles of data infrastructure and standard report design/delivery (logical database design/schemas, fact/dimension definition, data update routines, data integrity audits, and front-end reporting/analysis tools).

(4) Strong presentation skills (oral and written) - The Director will present extensively to the Global Risk Management Organization up through the COO level. This requires the Director to have excellent communication skills and the ability to translate complex quantitative information into presentations that are easily understood by general management.

Education and/or Relevant Experience:

Masters degree in Computational Finance, Statistics, or Operations Research. Minimum of 8 years' work experience in a relevant field, preferably within the Finance, Risk Management, or Quantitative Research Department of a financial institution or retailer. Strong analytical/technical skills (understanding of SAS, RDBMS, SQL, Excel) are required. Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate high energy/creativity, strong organizational skills, a relentless customer-focus, an entrepreneurial spirit, strong interpersonal and communication skills, a deep practical understanding of quantitative methods, and superb attention to detail.

Please apply online at www.ebaycareers.com and submit your resume to Marissa at marchule@ebay.com. Relocation is available.

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