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Quantitative Scenario Analyst – Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

Charlotte, North Carolina;

Job Description:

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BACKGROUND:

Global Financial Crimes Automated Detection & Monitoring team seeks a Quantitative Scenario Analyst – Anti-Money Laundering (AML) to conduct independent testing and review of complex models used to monitor and mitigate money laundering risk. These scenarios identify potentially suspicious behaviors for further evaluation by our in-house investigation teams. The candidate should exhibit familiarity with industry practices and have knowledge of up-to-date AML techniques. The candidate should be able to provide both thought leadership and hands-on expertise in methodology, techniques, and processes in overseeing statistical and machine learning models to manage the bank’s AML models and model systems.
 

The Role will interact with a wide variety of stakeholders including Financial Crimes Investigations, business risk managers, model developers, model risk management, model implementation, and technology teams.  The qualified candidate will be responsible for overseeing a broad range of model risk oversight activities, including:

•    Performing in-depth analysis on the Bank’s AML model suite and clearly articulating a holistic picture of model performance, monitoring and targeted assessments.
•    Performing independent model validation, annual model review, ongoing monitoring report review, required action item review, and peer review.
•    Review, critical assessment, and challenge of AML models on conceptual soundness, assumptions and limitations, data, developmental evidence in support of modeling choices, performance, implementation, and documentation
•    Communicating model performance to model stakeholders, including risk management, model development, model risk, and senior management with clear conclusions regarding accuracy and remediation areas as required
•    Providing hands-on leadership for projects pertaining to AML Models to effectively challenge and influence the strategic direction and tactical approaches of these projects.
•    Communicating and working directly with relevant modeling teams and their corresponding stakeholders
•    Acts as a senior level resource or resident expert on analytic/quantitative modeling techniques used for Anti-money laundering.

This role is also responsible for defining the vision and roadmap for a product or technology solution, defining and prioritizing deliverables in the product book of work, and articulating this to both business stakeholders and technology development teams. The Sr. Product Owner/Sr. Business Analyst is experienced in the role of a Product Owner, expert of the product, and have a deep understanding of the business and/or technology domain, while also having advance quantitative/analytic skills to influence the Financial Crimes program strategic transaction monitoring and data management direction.

Skills:

  • Access and Identity Management
  • Production Support
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Issue Management
  • Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines Management
  • Solution Design
  • Written Communications
  • Coaching
  • Reporting
  • Strategy Planning and Development
  • Talent Development
  • Test Engineering

Qualifications:
•    Bachelor's Degree (or Higher) in a quantitative field such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or 5+ years of experience in oversight and understanding of Anti-Money Laundering models and systems

•    Fluency in Python, SAS and SQL 
•    Strong familiarity with the industry practices in the field and knowledge of up-to-date Anti Money Laundering techniques
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Excel / data analytics; ability to analyze and manipulate large data sets
•    Flexible to perform other functions as requested by management
•    CAMS certification (preferred)

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-24012134

Manages People: No

Travel: No

New York pay and benefits information

New York pay range:

$112,000 - $150,100 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.

Benefits

This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, access to paid time off, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.