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Decision Science Analyst II (MODERNIZATION - Remote)

Company: USAA
Location: Litchfield Park
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Purpose of JobWe are currently seeking a talented Decision Science Analyst II (MODERNIZATION). Candidate May Work from the San Antonio, TX Office/ Phoenix Campus and/or a 100% Remote Work Environment May Be Considered

Provide decision support for business areas across the enterprise. Staff in this area will be responsible for applying mathematical and statistical techniques and/or innovative /quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make 'insight to action' recommendations to answer business objectives and drive change. The essence of work performed by the Decision Science Analyst involves gathering, manipulating and synthesizing data (e.g., attributes, transactions, behaviors, etc.), models and other relevant information to draw conclusions and make recommendations resulting in implementable strategies.Job RequirementsIMPORTANT: Applicants --- When filling out your name and other personal information below, DO NOT USE ALL CAPS or any special characters. Use only standard letters in the English alphabet. Including special characters or all uppercase letters will cause errors in your application.About USAAUSAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For--, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly-- Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses--to apply.USAA Careers - Award Winning Workplace (17 seconds)USAA Careers --- World Class Benefits (31 seconds)Tasks:

  • Leverages business/analytical knowledge to participate in discussions with cross functional teams to understand and collaborate on business objectives and influence solution strategies.
  • The business problems analyzed are typically medium to large scale with impact to current and/or future business strategy.
  • Applies scientific/quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make 'insight to action' recommendations to answer the business objective and drive the appropriate change.
  • Translates recommendation into communication materials to effectively present to colleagues for peer review and senior/lead analysts.
  • Incorporates visualization techniques to support the relevant points of the analysis and ease the understanding for less technical audiences.
  • Supports identifying and gathering the relevant and quality data sources required to fully answer and address the problem for the recommended strategy through testing or exploratory data analysis (EDA).
  • Thoroughly documents assumptions, methodology, validation and testing to facilitate peer reviews.
  • Subsequent analysts should be able to rely on documentation to replicate and continue work.
  • Adopts emerging technology that can affect the application of scientific methodologies and/or quantitative analytical approaches to problem resolutions.
  • Delivers analysis/findings in a manner that conveys understanding, influences up to mid-level management, garners support for recommendations, drives business decisions, and influences business strategy.
  • Recommendations typically have an impact on business results.Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or other quantitative discipline or
      4 years work experience in statistics, mathematics or quantitative analytics or related experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree in addition to the minimum years of work experience required (8yrs total experience in lieu of a degree)
      OR
      A Master's Degree in quantitative analytics or a related field
      OR
      A PhD in quantitative analytics or a related fieldMinimum Experience:
      • If Bachelor's degree, 2 or more years--- experience in a decision support analytic function
        Or
        If Master's Degree, up to 2 years--- experience in a decision support analytic function
        Or
        If PhD, 0 years--- experience in a decision support analytic function
        • Demonstrates intermediate knowledge of mathematical and statistical techniques and approaches used to drive fact-based decision-making
          • Successful completion of a job-related assessment may be requiredPreferred Experience
            • Master---s Degree in Data & Analytics
            • Knowledge in developing analysis queries and procedures in SAS, SQL, R, Python or other programming language--
            • Understanding of identifying data anomalies, root cause analysis and correcting data discrepanciesThe 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.Relocation assistance is notavailable for this position.

Keywords: USAA, Phoenix , Decision Science Analyst II (MODERNIZATION - Remote), Professions , Litchfield Park, Arizona

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