Risk Analytics/Data Scientist Specialist

Location: McLean, VA

Responsibilities include:
• Solid understanding of business needs and develop business requirements, business rules, business test cases and facilitate business requirements meetings
• Applying statistical and machine learning techniques to address business questions
• Perform data extract and analysis as needed to collect, organize and maintain data, and provide support to internal data users to facilitate their reporting and analysis activities
• Gain in-depth understanding of source data, system and related controls to ensure integrity of reporting and analysis
• Work with Data Engineers to ensure code is implemented correctly and efficiently
• Apply complex statistical analysis for identifying trends, find patterns, associations and relationships
• Assist in the preparation of timely, accurate and effective technical data controls

Basic Requirements 
• Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields 
• Data Scientist/Analytic experience in Credit Risk with strong technical skills
• Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• 3+ years of Python programming experience
• 5+ years of SQL programming experience
• 3+ years of SAS programming experience
• 3+ years of BI tools experience in Tableau or Micro-strategy

Preferred Skills 
• Mortgage industry, credit risk analysis
• Data Modeling and ETL experience
• Text Mining or NLP experience
• Experience in data/system analysis and data issues resolution
• Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
• Good communications skills – verbal and written