junior Data Scientist

Location: New York, NY

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CSS Junior Data Scientist

Community Federal Savings Bank (“CFSB”), located in New York City, has an open role for a Junior Data Scientist with the Compliance Systems and Support (“CSS”) team. CFSB offers a full range of banking services including, retail banking, ACH settlement services and card issuance (e.g. pre=paid, debit, credit or charge cards) for various types of money service businesses and FinTech companies. The Bank specializes in facilitating cross-border payments and international remittance.

The CSS team is responsible for supporting the Compliance, BSA/AML, and OFAC functions and systems, including conducting tuning and testing of various risk mitigation and quantification models, as well as producing analyses of transactional activity.

The individual would be expected to have a strong technical proficiency in both R and SQL. Experience in data visualization software such as Tableau and experience with other languages like Python 3, DOS, VBA, Powershell, etc. is a plus. Familiarity with Power BI and building databases on Quickbase or similar online database applications.

The individual will be expected to have strong technical writing skills. Understanding of key Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) and Sanctions regulations is preferred, but training will be provided. Experience with general banking, fintech or payments platforms.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Query, analyze and model transactional data from operational databases, internal data-stores, and data warehouses.
  • Conduct periodic and ad-hoc tuning and validation exercises for the for the Bank’s transaction monitoring, watch-list screening, and risk rating systems.
  • Assist with data-testing exercises as part of client onboarding.
  • Produce quantitative assessments to facilitate required Compliance reporting.
  • Maintain and develop code for R-based programs and routines.
  • Evaluate, test, and recommend improvements to existing ETL logic from operational databases to downstream Compliance systems based on business and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with drafting and maintaining key procedural and technical documentation.
  • Interact with other departments/lines of business on resolution of issues (e.g. Operations, Finance, IT and CFSB clients).
  • Ensure timely completion of all mandatory training requirements.

Required Skills/Qualifications/Experience

A minimum of 2 years of experience in R for data analysis and modeling of Tidyverse libraries, and key regression, classification & clustering packages or creating and maintaining Shiny applications or creating and maintaining R-Markdown reports.

  • Financial services or banking experience preferred.
  • The ability to work efficiently both independently and in a team.
  • The ability to prioritize projects-based business requirements and document technical requirements.
  • Strong research skills to address and resolve technical challenges.
  • Organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and have strong communication, writing, and follow-up skills.
  • Strong skills in standard Microsoft Suite programs (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field.

Salary range is $80-90k

About Community Federal Savings Bank (CFSB)

Community Federal Savings Bank (CFSB) is a federally chartered bank founded in 2001 and headquartered in New York City. CFSB has focused on providing superior service and added value to clients though a solid understanding of relationship banking. We offer a full range of services, including loans, bill payments, card services, internet banking, and merchant processing.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and/or veteran status, or any other Federal or State legally-protected classes


New York, New York, USA

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