The bank for a changing world

Senior Strategy Analyst




United States-California-San Ramon

Job function

Risk Management



What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Wealth Management.
Position Summary
Responsible for analysis of date to ensure integrity and quality, development requirements for granularity, determine history requirements and timelines and mapping rules, documenting the business, data and function requirements to support the development of PD, LGD and EAD models.  Collaborate with business, risk personnel and model development team to deliver data and infrastructure required for regulatory compliance.
Position Accountabilities
1.         Manage and analyze large, complex data sets using statistical tools and techniques
2.         Conduct econometric and statistical analysis of times series and panel data sets.
3.         Working with the implementation team to document requirements and ensure models are accurately implemented in production systems.
4.         Provide analytical and research support for the development and maintenance of assigned models.
5.         Generate data extracts and reports for use in statistical analysis.

Required Education or Equivalent Experience
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative field required
·         Master’s/Advanced Degree in Quantitative field or MBA with quantitative focus; PhD preferred
Required Experience
·         4 to 6 years in a directly related quantitative analytics
·         Alternative:  Combination of education and experience (years /description) With an appropriate Masters Degree 2 or more years directly related experience or PhD with 1 or more years of experience
Field of Experience
·         Strong quantitative skills in such areas as econometrics, statistics, hazard modeling, and time series analysis
·         Strong knowledge of bank products, processes and business practices
·         Experience working with large data sets. SAS experience desirable
·         Familiarity with leading risk management practices and applicable regulatory guidance
·         Strong quantitative skills in such areas as econometrics, statistics, hazard modeling, and time series analysis

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.