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Fraud Decisioning Sicentist


Equifax is where you can power your possible. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds,  and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you. 

Equifax is recruiting a highly motivated individual with strong collaboration and communication skills for its Fraud Decisioning Scientist position. You will be responsible for developing, owning and maintaining fraud rules. The position will also be responsible for applying data analytics to fraud and transaction data to analyze the effectiveness of fraud rules and continuously improve fraud decisioning strategies to detect and prevent fraud and to mitigate fraud risk. 

Our Fraud Decisioning Scientist is responsible for developing and maintaining fraud decisioning software applications and analyzing fraud and transaction data to develop and improve fraud decisioning. You will be involved in supporting systems and tools used in fraud risk decisioning processes, including Equifax and non-Equifax solutions. This function is a part of a critical line of defense for Equifax and is integral to our business goals.

What you'll do:

● Develop, own and maintain fraud decisioning rules and implement fraud decisioning strategies to detect, prevent and mitigate fraud
● Perform general software development activities, including unit testing, fraud decisioning rules deployment to development environment and technical documentation
● Diagnose and resolve performance issues
● Discover new fraud trends and patterns and analyze effectiveness of fraud rules by applying analytics to fraud and transaction data
● Documents code/processes so that any other developer is able to dive in with minimal effort
● Proactively explore and implement fraud detection improvements and efficiencies, working with other team-members to develop and test new strategies
● Support internal and external business relationships needed to effectively handle and review fraud detection and investigation and influence appropriate process and/or system changes to minimize fraud risk

What experience you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, computer science, data sciences or analytics

  • 3+ years of experience developing, analyzing, and maintaining software applications and decisioning systems, preferably on fraud/risk areas

  • 1 year or more of experience with a programming language such as Java, .NET, Python or R

  • 1 year or more of experience working with a database (RDBMS, non structured data) such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, or a similiar database

What experience you'll need:

  • SMARTS Decision Manager/Sparkling Logic suite

  • GCP data mining and visualization experience

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills applied to understanding and decomposing financial, business and technical concepts

  • Ability to operate with minimal guidance and supervision

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact with team members, IT teams, internal customers and management

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Strong logical thought process and ability to document

  • G-Suite tools including Doc, Sheets, Slides, Looker, etc. 

  • Strong team player and be flexible to undertake various tasks related to development, maintenance and analysis of fraud decisioning software and analysis of fraud and transaction data

  • Write high quality software that is robust and easy to maintain

We offer excellent compensation packages with high-reaching market salaries and 401k matching, along with the works: comprehensive healthcare packages, schedule flexibility, work from home opportunities, paid time off, and organizational growth potential.

This position sits in our Alpharetta location, which includes a state of the art gym, onsite dry cleaning services, onsite café, food trucks Monday through Thursday, and several excellent restaurants nearby in case you want to explore the area.

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, 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!

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.

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