Director Behavior Modeling at Discover
Discover. A brighter future.
With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.
Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.Job Description
Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories.
Discover’s vision is to be the leading direct bank and payments partner and its mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they achieve a brighter financial future.
At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.
The Director of Behavior Modeling manages multiple modeling teams in the U.S. (Chicago) and coordinates with modeling teams in Shanghai and Phoenix to provide analytical solution to drive business growth across the company. The incumbent leverages extensive, deep technical knowledge and leadership skills to drive the development of data science solutions and implement data-driven recommendations.
The Director will work with various business partners and will be responsible for allocating resources and prioritizing projects accordingly. This role ensures the modeling projects are delivered in a timely manner and motivates and mentors the team of data scientists to grow their skills and careers, focused on creating a nurturing environment which encourages innovation and continuous learning.
The incumbent maintains a high level of competency in statistical and analytical principles, tools and techniques and support the advancement of the "best-in-class" analytical capabilities to unlock new capabilities and performance and quickly adapt to modern modeling technique. They will act as a liaison among Decision Management, business technology teams and other business partners in model life cycle to escalate model time-to-market.
Partner with value stream (VS) leadership to identify high-value use cases that are aligned with VS business needs
Lead a team of data scientists to provide machine learning solutions to support to the business
Leverages extensive, deep technical knowledge and leadership skills to drive the development of data science solutions and implement data-driven recommendations and outcomes.
Develop data-driven plans, making use of behavioral science, quantitative analysis, and business judgment
Motivates and mentors the team of data scientists to grow their skills and careers, focused on creating a nurturing environment which encourages innovation and continuous learning.
Maintains a high level of competency in statistical and analytical principles, tools and techniques and support the advancement of the “best-in-class” analytical capabilities to unlock new capabilities and performance and quickly adapt to modern modeling technique.
Recruits and retains analytics talent to meet growing analytics need for Discover
Builds relationships with business partners. Allocates resources and prioritizes projects. Ensures the modeling projects are delivered in a timely manner.
Presents the results of mathematical modeling and data analysis to management or other end users.
Acts as a liaison among Decision Management, business technology teams and other business partners in model life cycle to escalate model time-to-market.
Bachelors in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or Business required.
8+ years of experience in Data Science, Modeling, Analytics or related experience
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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.