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Senior Statistician in Irvine, CA at Hyundai Capital America

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

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Job Description

General Summary:

The Senior Statistician is responsible for all phases of statistical model design, development, evaluation, and deployment for use in credit and residual risk assessment, ongoing evaluation of the markets and forecasting. Translate complex and analytical concepts into actionable results for the business. Communicate with business stakeholders and provide guidance and thought leadership for the appropriate use of analytical results and statistical models. Develop guidelines and procedures to ensure statistical models’ quality, completeness and standardization of data. Measure/monitor losses and exposures, conduct root cause analysis and drive change where necessary. Mentor and guide junior staff.

Essential Job Function:


1.   Statistical Model Development

  • Work with stakeholders across the organization to understand business needs and requirements and identify appropriate analytical solutions.
  • Design and develop statistical models and procedures to forecast portfolio trends and profitability, including but not limited to credit and residual losses, probability of default, exposure at default, loss given default, current and future used car values.

•         Provide guidance and support for the implementation of statistical models working closely with IT, Credit, Collections, Servicing, Legal, Sales, FP&A, Legal and Global Risk Management.

2.   Statistical Model Support

•         Analyze model output and provide business guidance and analytical leadership to ensure appropriate business interpretation and model use

•         Identify appropriate metrics and provide guidance and support to business owners for setup, validation and ongoing monitoring of statistical models

•         Work with Model Governance Team to support model validation. Respond to model governance findings and qualifications and perform additional analysis as appropriate.

3.   Analytic Environment and Data Support

•         Work with other business units to understand business processes and ensure appropriate data collection and use both in predictive model development and for other analytics projects and activities. Work on improving data quality throughout the organization by collaborating with IT and other stakeholders.

4.   Direct Internal and External Communication

•         Build and leverage long-term relationships through an established network across the organization.

•         Communicate with business leaders the insights gained through data analysis, including implications for business strategy. Prepare presentations and technical analysis for diverse audience (Senior Management to Junior Analysts).

•         Interface with cross-functional teams within HCA (Risk, Collections, Marketing, IT, Sales, etc.) for opportunities for collaboration. Build effective relationships with senior management as well as line managers.

•         Maintain awareness of automotive used and new car markets, economic conditions, and other qualitative and quantitative indicators that could affect business results and forecast accuracy

•         Stay current on developments and advances in statistical sciences and predictive modeling

5.     Provide statistical and analytical support on special projects or assignments as required.

6.     Perform all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

•         Strong computing skills: SAS, UNIX, SQL, Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and relational database concepts. R, Python and/or Knowledge Studio would be a plus.

•         In-depth understanding of statistics and its applications. Proficiency in working with statistical principles.

•         Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team environment.

•         Demonstrate strong presentation skills and ability to explain succinctly complex analytic concepts and results.

•         Ability to understand business objectives and their relationship to the importance of individual projects.

•         Ability to create comprehensive and clear documentation detailing statistical models and methods.

•         Deliver solutions to complex problems which require creativity and resourcefulness.

Education and Experience:

•         Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in Statistics or similar quantitative field of study (Mathematics, Financial Engineering, Physics, Economics) preferred; Bachelor’s Degree with strong relevant experience considered.

•         8-10 years of experience in statistical modeling and analysis.


Physical Requirements and Working Condition:

Employees in this class are subject to extended periods of sitting, standing and walking, vision to monitor and moderate noise levels. Work is performed in an office environment.

Hyundai is an Equal Opportunity Employer  M/F/D/V

Primary Location:  United States-California-Irvine
Work Locations:  
Headquarters 1 (HCA_HQ1)
3161 Michelson Dr. Ste 1900
Irvine, 92612

Job:  Risk
Job Type:  Regular
Job Level:  Individual Contributor
Schedule:  Full-time
Job Posting:  Sep 17, 2018