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Lead Quant Risk Analyst

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San Antonio, TX

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Lead Quant Risk Analyst


San Antonio


Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking a talented Lead Quant Risk Analyst - Data Solutions for our San Antonio, TX facility.

The Lead Quantitative Risk Analyst (Data Solutions) conducts and develops quantitative and analytic models, assessments and/or applications in support of risk management efforts that assess the market and identify risks and gaps in existing or proposed processes.

Applies diverse methodologies and deep experience in a variety of disciplines to identify and solve complex and/or undefined risk problems.

Works with leadership to remediate gaps and improvements identified between existing practices and regulatory requirements.

Leads and executes complex initiatives and cross functional teams within the Chief Risk Office and across the Enterprise that drive problem resolution.

Leverages broad enterprise knowledge and/or expert knowledge of core business discipline(s), products and processes.

Job Requirements

Applies expert analytical knowledge to utilize advanced analytics to assess future risk and/or new risks, opportunities, and effectiveness.

Translates results into meaningful solutions to enhance decision making.

Presents findings to senior level leadership.

Applies expert knowledge and industry best practices to quantify risk and aggregate exposures.

Develops complex systems and programs that measure aggregate risk exposures.

Performs model validations and presents results to senior leadership

Applies innovative and scientific/quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make recommendations to answer business objectives and drive change.

Translates recommendations into communication materials to effectively present to senior leadership.

Recommendations typically have a major impact on business results.

Provides subject matter expertise in operationalizing recommendations.

Applies expert knowledge to produce advanced analytical material to lead discussions with cross-functional teams and senior leadership to understand complex business objectives and influence solution strategies.

Demonstrates thought leadership in cross functional team environments.

Drives and creates cross functional teams in support of initiatives that have significant impact to the enterprise or a core business area.

Provides direction and mentorship to other team members in the peer review process.

Expertly communicates analytical results, findings and solutions to governance committees and business process owners and influences business analysis.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, or other quantitative discipline or 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree AND 8 or more years related quantitative analysis experience in a discipline relevant to risk management to include statistical analysis, modeling, mathematics or other quantitative discipline OR advanced degree/designation in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, or other quantitative discipline AND 4 or more years work experience in a quantitative discipline relevant to risk management OR PhD in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, or other quantitative discipline AND 2 or more years work experience in a quantitative discipline relevant to risk management?

Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions.

This will take approximately 5 minutes.

Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.


10 years performing quantitative analytical work - statistical analysis, financial modeling, risk management reporting, software application development, portfolio analysis, etc.

5 years of providing risk management business and subject matter input to large scale (> $1 MM) infrastructure capital projects.

5 years of developing policies, processes, and governance protocols for one or more risk functional areas.

5 years of project and/or team leadership experience.

Broad Risk Management functional experience – One or more of Market Risk, Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk, Compliance Risk, Insurable Risk, etc.

Operational experience – One or more of Product Development, Underwriting, Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, Claims Management, Internal Audit, etc.

Industry experience – One or more of insurance (life/annuity/health, P&C), retail/commercial banking, investment banking, credit union, and capital markets/trading, etc.

Experience managing complex processes to include process engineering or project management experience.

Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Demonstrated aptitude at successfully partnering with a variety of stakeholders to scope and execute on large projects.

Master's or PhD in a quantitative discipline

One or more of the following designations: Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Actuarial designation (FSA, ASA, FCAS, ACAS, CERA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Project Management Professional (PMP), SAS or Microsoft programming certifications

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs.

Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.


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For Internal Candidates:

Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates

to apply to the opening is 11/15/17 by 11:59 pm CST time.

Lead Quant Risk Analyst

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Since 1922, USAA has served the military and their families. We were here yesterday and we'll be here tomorrow.For more than 85 years, USAA has been committed to service, loyalty, honesty and integrity. It's a strong culture that reflects the character of those we serve. In 1922, when 25 Army officers met in San Antonio and decided to insure each other's vehicles, they could not have imagined that their tiny organization would one day serve 6.4 million members and become the only fully integrated financial services company in America. The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates, and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community.

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