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Lead - Data Science


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Synopsis of the role

Join our Model Risk Management group as a Lead- Data Science, where you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of our models. Supervise projects and team members while delving into complex data sets across multiple domains. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess, validate, and enhance AI and ML models that serve the needs of our clients and help consumers live their financial best.

What you’ll do

Supervise and work as an independent contributor on model validations across multiple financial domains, including consumer and commercial credit risk, marketing, fraud, and AML. Ensure the accuracy, reliability, and compliance of models by overseeing and conducting thorough validations.

Utilize Google Cloud Platform(GCP) to enhance efficiency by automating workflows and improving process integration.

Drive AI validation projects by conceptualizing, planning, and executing them to ensure their successful implementation and alignment with organizational goals.

Engage with various departments to ensure cohesive strategy implementation, sharing insights, and fostering a collaborative work environment.

Contribute expertise to the development of policies that guide AI practices and model risk management, ensuring regulatory compliance and ethical standards.

Mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of collaboration and building a robust, knowledgeable team.

Contribute to the design and execution of model testing and monitoring processes.

What experience you need

6+ years of experience of developing and validating models, with a deep understanding of industry-specific requirements and challenges.

Demonstrated expertise in AI techniques(Machine learning, natural language processing, deep learning), including exposure to Generative AI technologies and their applications. Experience with ML libraries such as TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch and Scikit- learn required

Minimum of 1 year of experience in supervising projects and team members, demonstrating ability to successfully manage multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously

Advanced level programming in Python and SQL 

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead teams, manage client relationships, and collaborate effectively with partners.

Experience collaborating with partners, stakeholders and teams across multiple geographies and levels of the organization

In-depth knowledge and practical experience in credit risk and fraud models.

Ability to articulate complex concepts clearly and effectively to diverse stakeholders, ensuring understanding across various levels of technical proficiency.

Master’s degree or higher in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Data Science or other relevant discipline, demonstrating a high level of expertise and commitment to the field.

What could set you apart

Familiarity with regulatory requirements and guidelines related to Model Risk Management

Prior regulatory modeling development experience including ECL, Stress testing, CECL/IFRS9

First hand experience on cloud based platforms including GCP & AWS

Experience in prompt engineering for fining tuning Large language models such as GPT/Gemini or similar

We offer a hybrid work setting, comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, attractive paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

Are you ready to power your possible? Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Working at Equifax

We believe in a growth mindset. At Equifax, this includes providing our employees opportunities to perform at their best and learn new skills along the way to inspire and build fulfilling careers. Watch our video to learn more about how you can power your possible! 

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