Western Union Lead Analyst, Risk Modeling & Statistics in Englewood, Colorado

Job Title: Lead Analyst, Risk Modeling & Statistics

Requisition #: 1802682

Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?

We’re seeking a Lead Analyst, Risk Modeling & Statistics, based in our Englewood, Colorado office (global headquarters) .In this role, you willsupport the development of various risk models throughout Global Compliance and engage with risk model stakeholders to resolve issues and acquire appropriate data. This position will also support the ongoing enhancement of risk models and requisite data within the Risk Modeling & Statistics group. These models target AML/Fraud risk associated with Western Union’s Agents, consumers, corridors, products, and geographies.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • The position will play a lead role while retaining a strong business understanding by asking the right questions of the stakeholders, and transforming that into informed action

  • Leads the development of documentation, model requirements, and program defense to minimize potential money laundering risk within the established strategies of the Department

  • Manage ad-hoc data reporting that supports the Compliance Systems & Analytics group

  • Develop, test, and execute various risk model factors, modeling schema, and model processes in order to support the broader risk modeling program

What you will need to succeed:

  • Strong experience working RDBMS architectures such as SQL, DB2, MySQL or other relational databases and relational database programming

  • Real world experience performing data mining and statistical modeling (using R or Python) is required

  • Strong data management skills with experience working with large data sets (>100 M rows)

  • Experience with analytical processing, with emphasis on development and performance testing

  • Desire to constantly learn and evolve technical skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, prioritization, decision making and conflict resolution skills

  • Must possess well developed interpersonal skills and be able to function well within in a team-oriented environment

  • Demonstrated experience delivering well documented data requirements, translating business requirements into technical requirements

  • Strict attention to detail and keen ability to coordinate with other business areas to effectively deploy modeling initiatives

  • Prefer experience in compliance including knowledge and understanding of anti-money laundering acts, laws and regulations as well as anti-money laundering issues and trends

What will make you stand out:

  • Masters preferred, bachelor’s degree required in quantitative filed (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance)

  • Experience with the Hadoop ecosystem is a plus

  • Quantitative analytical background required with experience in applied statistics, data mining, or computer science preferred

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive global pay and benefits

  • Unparalleled experience as part of one of the most advanced compliance teams in the world, with opportunities to build valuable skills and grow your career

  • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.