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Sr Quantitative Analyst

Apply REF: 046225

At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.


Position Summary
Responsible for data preparation and analysis to ensure integrity and quality, risk model development, model monitoring and tracking, strategy development and optimization, and documentation of the business, process, data, methodology, and results. The incumbent will collaborate with business, data management, risk personnel and model validation groups.  The incumbent will also be required to perform deep dive business analysis and reporting to assist with active portfolio management and product development.

Position Accountabilities
Job Specifications

1. Extract and analyze data gathered from multiple servicing systems and other sources, decompose high-level information into details, and communicate insight to management and internal clients.

2. Design and develop risk models and strategies for the Retail Banking Group (RBG) and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) products.

  •  Model development, implementation and testing
  • Documentation of model development process and associated methodologies employed (Model Development documentation as prescribed by the Bank’s Model Risk Management Group)

3. Model monitoring and summarization of insights drawn from such reports 3. Take unstructured problems enunciated by stakeholders and provide data driven insights and solutions to address them.


4. Use data to develop optimized strategies/refine existing strategies under a Champion/Challenger paradigm for key risk and business decision areas.


Required Experience

  • 5 or more years of SAS and SQL usage, preferably in a financial setting.  Must have good understanding of enterprise systems and relational databases.  Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.

  • 3 or more years of relevant experience in credit analysis, modeling and/or risk management.

  •  At least a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably Master’s, in a quantitative field. (.e.g. Math, Statistics, Econometrics, Operations Research, etc.).

  • Must have solid organizational skills, with the ability to handle complex projects in a multi-tasking environment and meet deadlines with quality results.

  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills coupled with thoroughness and attention to detail.

  • Must be able to work independently and proactively and take initiative in solving problems quickly.

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing, business requirement proposals, client interaction, and methodology documentation.

  • Must be performance-oriented with strong work ethic.

  • Experience with Modeling software (e.g. Fair Isaac Scorecard Pro, SAS Enterprise Miner, etc.) would be a plus.

  • Experience with visualization tools like Tableau would be a plus

While Bank of the West considers all applicants, we will not sponsor candidates for work visas at this time

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Primary Location: United States-California-San FranciscoJob Type: Full-timeJob: Accounting Finance