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USAA Decision Science Analyst Lead - 100% Remote Available in San Antonio, Texas

Purpose of Job

We are seeking a talented Decision Science Analyst Lead. This person will work in a 100% Remote Work Environment.

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. Serves as a coach and mentor; and provides guidance to cross-functional team members to ensure success in achieving business objectives

Job Requirements

About USAA

USAA 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.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leverages expert business/analytical knowledge to lead discussions with cross functional teams to understand and collaborate highly complex business objectives and influence solution strategies.

  • The business problems analyzed are typically large scale with significant impact to current and/or future business strategy.

  • Organizes and oversees the development of requirements/resources necessary to meet objectives.

  • Applies innovative and 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 all levels of management.

  • Incorporates visualization techniques to support the relevant points of the analysis and ease the understanding for less technical audiences.

  • Identifies and gathers 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).

  • Integrates/transforms disparate data sources and determines the appropriate data hygiene techniques to apply.

  • 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.

  • Monitors, understands, and adopts emerging technology that can affect the application of scientific methodologies and/or quantitative analytical approaches to problem resolutions.

  • Succinctly delivers complex analysis/findings in a manner that conveys understanding, influences senior executives, garners support for recommendations, drives business decisions, and influences business strategy.

  • Recommendations typically have a major impact on business results.

  • Provides subject matter expertise in operationalizing recommendations.

  • When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, or other quantitative discipline. 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 (12yrs 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 field

  • If Bachelor's degree, 8 or more years’ experience in a decision support analytic function OR

  • If Master's Degree, 6 or more years’ experience in a decision support analytic function OR

  • If PhD, 5 or more years’ experience in a decision support analytic function

  • 3 or more years of direct and/or indirect management experience

  • Demonstrates expert skills in mathematical and statistical techniques and approaches used to drive fact-based decision-making

  • Successful completion of a job-related assessment may be required

Preferred Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science or Actuarial Designation (ACAS, FCAS)

  • Experience with time series forecasting concepts and techniques such as: Seasonality, MA, SARIMA, SARIMAX

  • Experience in an insurance setting with key metrics such as: new business, retention, written/earned exposures, average premium

  • Advanced programming skills (Python, R, VBA)

  • Demonstrated ability to independently design, improve and implement analytic processes and tooling

The 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.

Compensation:

USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $97,200 - $175,000*(this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location)

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

*Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.

Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.

Benefits:

At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

If you are an existing USAA employee, please use the internal career site in OneSource to apply.

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Find your purpose. Join our mission.

USAA is unlike any other financial services organization. The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community. We do this by upholding the highest standards and ensuring that our corporate business activities and individual employee conduct reflect good judgment and common sense, and are consistent with our core values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity.

USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource: our 35,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture. When you join us, you'll become part of a thriving community committed to going above for those who have gone beyond: the men and women of the U.S. military, their associates and their families. In order to play a role on our team, you don't have to be connected to the military yourself – you just need to share our passion for serving our more than 13 million members.

USAA is an EEO/AA Employer - applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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