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Western Union Scientist- Decision Sciences in Pune, India

Job Title: Scientist- Decision Sciences

Requisition #: 1901898

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 Scientist-Decision Sciences based in our Pune, India office. In this role, you will be responsible to develop and implement new software, maintain and improve existing software. Ensure that software functionality is implemented with a focus on code optimization and organization.

Sound interesting? Hereare some specifics:

  • Execute the following activities independently

  • Develop real time and batch risk models toscreen online transactions and stop fraudulent ones independently

  • Document and communicate model results andinsights internally Support Senior/Staff Risk Scientists with ad-hoc analysisin response to internal and external requests

  • Continuously track and evaluate theeffectiveness of risk models and rules Analyze online transaction activity toidentify loss reduction opportunities and devise actionable plans to exploitsuch opportunities

  • Profile customer behavior to identifyopportunities to enhance model/rule performance Execute the followingactivities under the guidance of Senior/Staff Risk Scientists

  • Support R&D initiatives or processimprovement

  • Explore new tools and vendor data Work withcross-functional teams in Risk to implement strategic initiatives andimprovements to current risk management process and tools

What you will need tosucceed:

  • Master's degree in quantitative related field(Statistics, Math, Operations Research, M-tech, B-tech + MBA) required withproven track record in using advanced quantitative and statistical technique

  • Minimum 2 plus years of experience in Riskanalytics/modeling (preferably in financial services)

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills to convey fraudinsight

  • Ability to analyze problems and producejustification to enhance fraud decisions.

  • Minimum of intermediate SQL/SAS programmingexperience

  • Experience in developing predictive models likelogistic regression, decision tree etc and machine learning techniques

  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis toolslike R, Matlab etc desired Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to navigate in Linux/Unix system oraptitude to learn on the job new tools/system

What will make you stand out:

  • Self-starter with ability to multi-task,prioritize, manage workload, and consistently deliver results

  • Must be a problem solver with demonstratedexperience in solving difficult technology challenges, with a can-do attitude

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive global pay and benefits

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

  • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50countries

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 forbetter . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage.

Sound like you? Applynow!

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! We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.