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Senior Catastrophe Modeling Analyst

Company: USAA
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of Job We are currently seeking a talented Senior Catastrophe Modeling Analyst. This Candidate will work in a Remote Work Environment. The opportunity to have a Hybrid Schedule or work in the San Antonio Home Office may be considered.

This role performs catastrophe risk analyses for multiple P&C insurance personal product lines.

This role will develop and analyze data to predict business results or member behavior. Expert knowledge in statistics, mathematics, and tools used in predictive modeling. Partner cross-functionally with business to deliver breakthrough analytical solutions to support a winning strategy in a continually changing business environment.

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.

Primary Responsibilities:
Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.

Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.

Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for business activities.

Leads the development, enhancement and implementation of statistical and other quantitative models to support forecasting, member behavior based scoring and other business applications.

Understands technical issues in econometric and statistical modeling and applies these skills toward solving business problems.

Identifies opportunities to apply quantitative methods to improve efficiency and outputs and may focus on issues such as reducing data redundancy or improving data movement across systems.

Conducts all aspects of the model development process including managing relationship with the business customer: from conceptualization through data exploration, model selection and validation, implementation, business user training and support.

Applies strong understanding of the model lifecycle management process to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement in business applications.

Develops model monitoring plan, monitors statistical model performance, and provides technical guidance to business leadership.

Communicates technical subject matter clearly and concisely to individuals from various backgrounds.

Maintains sustainable model code and follows best practices for collaboration and version control.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or related field; OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of a degree (10yrs total experience in lieu of a degree)

6 years related work experience in statistical analysis and model development; OR If Advanced Degree in a relevant discipline, 4 years of experience in statistical model development.

Advanced knowledge of data analysis tools and industry data sources.

Expert knowledge in developing analysis queries and procedures in SQL, SAS, BI tools, other analysis software or scripting language.

Expert knowledge in several statistical techniques (Generalized linear modeling, Time Series, CART, Decision Trees, Neural Networks, Factor analysis experimental design, hypothesis testing, and/or advance techniques).

Knowledge of metadata management and related tools.

Comprehensive knowledge of related risk management framework and policies.

Capable of accurately joining large data sets from multiple data sources, created complex logic for data cleaning & outlier detecting, and build & refine business rules to validate and monitor the model forecast.

Demonstrated leadership ability and capability to influence decision making at various levels of management.

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

Preferred Experience:
Strong P&C personal lines expertise.

4+ years prior experience running or developing catastrophe modeling software, such as AIR, KCC or RMS, understanding nuances behind the model and how to customize for a specific company's business and desired model uses in business decisions.

Experience researching, recommending, and supporting model adjustments or overlays, hybrid approaches, or blending results from multiple catastrophe models as appropriate.

Experience validating exposure data and claims data.

Experience working with and developing a strong relationship with a variety of business partners, such as product managers, state managers, underwriters, pricing actuaries, reinsurance actuaries, etc.

Prior programming experience managing large datasets, improving processes for efficiency gains, or building models (catastrophe models, predictive models, etc.).

Advanced degree in one of the following areas: Atmospheric Science, Climatology, Environmental Science, Physics, Geosciences, Statistics, or related field.

AIR Certified Extreme Event Modeler (CEEM), RMS Certified Catastrophe Risk Analyst (CCRA), Certified Specialist in Catastrophe Risk (CSCR), or Certified Catastrophe Risk Management Professional (CCRMP) certifications.

Experiences demonstrating strong learning agility, creative problem solving, strong written and verbal communication skills, initiative, collaboration with team and with external business partners, strong project management skills as well as ability to work independently.

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.
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.

    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

Keywords: USAA, San Antonio , Senior Catastrophe Modeling Analyst, Professions , San Antonio, Texas

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