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Business Data Analyst II

at Freedom Financial Network

Posted: 7/18/2019
Job Reference #: ogEV9fwI
Keywords: technical, system

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WHO WE ARE:

At Freedom Financial, we are building leading information based lending franchises. You will be part of a small team powering the continued growth of our FreedomPlus and ConsolidationPlus loan portfolios. As an analytic professional in our lending businesses, you will apply your strategic and analytical skills to address major company challenges. You will do it in a collaborative environment that values your insight, encourages you to take on new responsibilities, promotes continuous learning, and rewards innovation.

THE OPPORTUNITY

This Freedom Financial Network is looking for a Business Data Analyst to join the Freedom Plus Credit & Underwriting Team and drive valuable insights for our Top leaders. We are a data driven organization committed to supporting and facilitating rapid growth of our business through strategic analytics and insights. This leadership role will offer you the opportunity to work with a highly strategic, analytical and collaborative team of business professionals.

This person must have excellent analytical capabilities in order to create accurate, thoughtful, clear recommendations that drive how we manage our business. Statistical Analysis, data mining, Advanced Excel, SQL skills, Machine Learning, highly effective communication skills, an entrepreneurial and proactive approach, exceptional time management and an ability to comfortably work with senior management are also critical for success in this role.

The Role:

  • Develop PowerPoint presentation that summarize your analysis and your recommendations. Present your findings to VP level Executives.
  • Leverage combination of following to drive actionable business insights: Financial modeling, SQL, statistical modeling (via SAS / R / Python / similar), hypothesis testing and forensic analysis
  • Develop business reports in Tableau to communicate and monitor ongoing business results
  • Develop and implement business improvements, including:
    • Detect quality breakdowns in our credit/underwriting system that create credit, legal, or bank partner focused compliance risks
    • Provide real time analysis of our loan portfolio and new loan originations to identify and understand items that could substantially impair portfolio returns
    • Drive improvements in credit performance by finding pockets of low risk consumer where we can approve more loans
    • Build and refit statistical and financial models to adapt to new risk trends
    • Use multivariate statistical/predictive models to conduct diagnostic analysis to answer key business questions
  • Develop technical and business documentation of assumptions, analytic methodologies, and predictive models
  • Carry out data processing including custom attribute engineering, statistical testing, variable selection, and dimensionality reduction to develop and evaluate new data sources to add to statistical models
  • See your recommendations through from hypothesis, to proposal, to implementation. You will be expected to play an active role to drive your proposals all the way into implementation – you will be required to be hands on to make this happen and ensure your proposals deliver desired business results.

Requirements/Characteristics:

· 5+ years of experience in data science, quantitative business analysis, and/or statistical analysis;

or relevant Master’s Degree / MBA with 2+ years of experience

· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Scientific field, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, or Accounting

  • Understanding of decision trees, segmentation, regression and other intelligent decision models used to analyze customer response behaviors, interaction patterns and propensity

· Minimum level of Math coursework: Calculus 1, Statistics 1 (math problem solving skills required)

· Specific Skills: Excellent problem solving ability, Strong Microsoft Excel Skills, Regression Analysis

Preferred/Characteristics:

· MBA or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Scientific field, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, or Accounting

· Prior experience in one or more of more of: business analysis, statistical model building, SQL querying, consulting

· SQL querying skills

· Tableau for developing business reports

· Coursework in Statistical Programming, Simulation, Regression

· Knowledge of and ability to interpret Probability Distributions, Hypothesis Testing, Regression techniques like Logistic Regression, Confidence Intervals

CULTURAL FIT (Our Core Values):

  • Care (for everyone): We show compassion and contribute to the well-being and growth of those around us. We only pursue products that improve the financial lives of our clients.
  • Act with Integrity (every time): We take the right action even when it is hard and even when no one is watching. We treat our employees, clients, and communities the way they wish to be treated.
  • Get Better (every day): We innovate, iterate, and improve each day. We are creative, take thoughtful risks, and ultimately learn and recover from failures.
  • Collaborate (with everybody): We strive to work together toward a common purpose by proactively sharing information and inviting participation. We recognize the perspective of various groups and embrace healthy, constructive debate.

WHY JOIN THE FREEDOM FAMILY?

  • Fast, continued growth – there’s a lot of opportunity for advancement
  • Voted a Phoenix Best Place to Work 9 times by our employees including the #1 spot for 2 years in a row!
  • Benefits start within 30 days
  • 401k with employer match
  • 3 weeks’ paid vacation (increased with tenure)
  • 9 paid holidays & 5 sick days
  • Paid time off for volunteer work and on your birthday

Attention Agencies & Search Firms: We do not accept unsolicited candidate resumes or profiles. Please do not reach out to anyone within Freedom Financial Network (FFN) to market your services or candidates. All inquiries should be directed to Talent Acquisition only. We reserve the right to hire any candidates sent unsolicited and will not pay any fees without a contract signed by FFN’s Talent Acquisition leader.

Application Instructions

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