Credit & Fraud Data Scientist

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 05, 2022 (14 d ago)
The Credit & Fraud Decision Scientist will be responsible for reinventing fraud models, strategy & processes for Risk Products organization. Candidate will develop the decision science models and strategy to reduce Fraud losses while ensuring a seamless customer experience. The successful candidate should have prior data science & analytics experience on Fraud Risk management. The successful candidate will be collaborative and a strong communicator with high EQ to work in a matrixed organization. This position will report to the Director of Risk Decision Science. This position will work closely with operations, technology & external vendors to align and support the credit & fraud risk strategy.
Major Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Build and leverage new and existing data sources to drive superior risk decisions for commercial risk products
  • Deploy technology and machine learning techniques to prevent Fraud losses
  • Identify emerging Fraud risks threats and specify potential areas for operational and analytic improvements
  • Build and validate predictive models to enable better credit & fraud decisions
  • Responsible for mapping and measuring the effectiveness of risk decision
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and cross-functional partners across WEX including Technology, Bank, Marketing, Finance and Compliance to deliver on new credit product development activities and credit product launch
  • Innovate with a focus on developing newer and better approaches using big data & machine learning solutions
Job Requirements Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree strongly preferred
  • 5+ years commercial data science & analytics experience in a financial services industry; Fraud experience a plus
Experience using statistics and machine learning to solve complex business problems Expertise in an analytical language (Python, R or the equivalent), and experience with databases (Hive, SQL, or the equivalent)
  • Proficient in presentation tools, including Excel and PowerPoint
Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to think critically in order to analyze problems and develop creative, practical and efficient solutions for a multinational company
  • Strong communications skills that distill complex data and systems issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Understanding of and experience with credit decision engines and/or payment technology
  • Willingness to learn and continuously build technical skill set
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects and tasks at the same time
  • Adaptable and comfortable working collaboratively and independently in a self-starting manner
The base pay range represents the anticipated low and high end of the pay range for this position. Actual pay rates will vary and will be based on various factors, such as your qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. Base pay is one component of WEX's total compensation package. Most sales positions are eligible for commission under the terms of an applicable plan. Non-sales roles are typically eligible for a quarterly or annual bonus based on their role and applicable plan. WEX's comprehensive and market competitive benefits are designed to support your personal and professional well-being. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurances, retirement savings plan, paid time off, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and more. For more information, check out the "About Us" section.
Salary Pay Range: $100,000.00 - $133,000.00

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