Job description

127 Public Square - Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Advanced analytics and technological enablement are critically important to KeyCorp’s core business practices, as it impacts the daily operations of the bank. The Risk Modeling and Analytics group within KeyCorp is looking for a Lead Data Scientist to utilize software design principles to optimize and design infrastructure and best practices for modeling and automation. The primary responsibility will be to apply advanced statistical modeling and computer science techniques to develop, validate, modify and test modeling systems for specific business needs at an advanced level. All the software and analytical solutions will be implemented using cloud infrastructure. This role requires a deep understanding of software design techniques, underlying infrastructure and how they are impacted by technological capabilities. The candidate will also have a deep understanding of cloud interface and will be comfortable programming and engineering in the cloud environment. As part of the role, the candidate will need to engage with various modeling teams and interact with them on how to set best practices.
  • Develop, design, and/or leverage advanced modeling approaches, standard techniques for data inference and performance, and sophisticated statistical models
  • Perform complex data discovery utilizing AI and machine learning on large scale data lakes such as daily transaction data
  • Partner with business to provide meaningful insights and solutions for complex analytic needs
  • Use software design principles to develop production ready code
  • Good communication skills to work with modelers, business partners and stakeholders to gather knowledge and implement solutions
  • Identify and employ best practices
  • Master’s degree (or its equivalent) in statistics, computer science, mathematics, economics, data sciences, or other quantitative disciplines and at least 1-2 years of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) and at least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Intermediate use of one programming language between Python, R, SAS, and C++
  • Understanding and experience with software design principles, and object-oriented programming
  • Knowledge of software version control workflows and best practices (Git, Bitbucket, Github)
  • Experience in developing quantitative models using statistical (e.g., GLM models) and/or Machine Learning approaches (e.g. CARTs, NN)
  • Familiarity with optimization algorithms
  • Understanding of cloud architecture of one of the major cloud vendors (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Familiarity with automation systems such as Airflow and Google Scheduler
  • Track record of excellent time management and completion of complex projects
  • Impeccable integrity, strong accountability, sound judgment, and strategic vision
  • Familiarity with Consumer (Mortgage, Credit Cards, Student Loans, etc..), and Commercial (C&I, CRE) risk drivers and predictors
  • Understanding of drivers and predictors of default as well as knowledge of the banking sector in general, including emerging trends
  • Familiarity with Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) financial accounting standards
  • Familiarity with Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) process and standards
  • Familiarity with Tableau or other data visualizations platforms
  • Leadership: Emerging leader across team; Role model to others – may coach and develop; Provides direction/mentorship to junior staff
  • Partnering / Influencing: Proven relationship building ability; Strong interpersonal skills; Can lead the conversation with partners in the business, technology, etc.; Sought out to by business partners and team members; May coach and develop relationship building skills in others; Developing comfort with influencing and consulting typically with mid-level leaders
  • Business Acumen: Understands assigned LOB strategy; Knows our competition and industry; Possesses intellectual curiosity; Understands key drivers of financial results and business impact; Aware of the competitive environment
  • Critical Thinking / Problem Solving: Leverages critical thinking and business acumen to provide solutions to increasingly more complex problems; Understands impacts / intersections with other business partners / LOBs; Aware of potential pitfalls with each recommended solution; thoroughly vets and thinks through options before making a decision
  • Communication: Strong writing skills; organizes material for brevity, persuasiveness, and impact; Effectively communicates key points to respective stakeholders, with the right amount of detail; Proactively shares information beyond those at the table who may have a need to know; Comfortable in situations where conflict is present; Demonstrated presentation development and delivery skills; Ability to create presentations that include the right data / information and tell the right story
This position is eligible to earn a base salary in the range of $85,000 to $100,000 annually depending on job-related factors such as level of experience. Compensation for this role also includes eligibility for short-term incentive compensation and deferred incentive compensation subject to individual and company performance. Please click
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Key has implemented a role-based Mobile by Design approach to our employee workspaces, dedicating space to those whose roles require specific workspaces, while providing flexible options for roles which are less dependent on assigned workspaces and can be performed effectively in a mobile environment. As a result, this role may be mobile or home based, which means you may work either at a home office or in a Key facility to perform your job duties.
KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other protected category.

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