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Decision Science Analyst III

Company: USAA
Location: Mesa
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Job Description:

Purpose of Job We are seeking a talented Decision Science Analyst III for our San Antonio, TX, Plano TX, and Phoenix, AZ facilities. Relocation assistance is NOT available for this position.

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly® Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.

Purpose of the Job

Provide decision support for business areas across the enterprise. Staff in this area will be responsible for applying mathematical and statistical techniques and/or innovative /quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make 'insight to action' recommendations to answer business objectives and drive change. The essence of work performed by the Decision Science Analyst involves gathering, manipulating and synthesizing data (e.g., attributes, transactions, behaviors, etc.), models and other relevant information to draw conclusions and make recommendations resulting in implementable strategies. Job Requirements PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leverages business/analytical knowledge to understand business objectives.

The business problems analyzed are typically segments of a larger problem with significant impact to current and/or future business strategy.

Applies quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make recommendations to answer the business objective and drive the appropriate change.

Understands scientific approaches to problem solving.

May translate recommendations into communication materials to effectively present to colleagues for peer review and l and senior/lead analysts.

Incorporates visualization techniques to support the relevant points of the analysis and ease the understanding for less technical audiences.

Supports identifying and gathering the relevant and quality data sources required to fully answer and address the problem for the recommended strategy through testing or exploratory data analysis (EDA).

Thoroughly documents assumptions, methodology, validation and testing to facilitate peer reviews.

Subsequent analysts should be able to rely on documentation to replicate and continue work.

Delivers analysis/findings in a manner that conveys understanding, influences up to mid level management, garners support for recommendations, drives business decisions, and influences business strategy.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or other quantitative discipline

OR 4 years work experience in statistics, mathematics or quantitative analytics or related experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree in addition to the minimum years of work experience required.

Up to 2 years of experience in a decision support analytic function.

Foundational knowledge of statistical/mathematical decision making and/or testing methodologies.

Demonstrates foundational knowledge of mathematical and statistical techniques and approaches used to drive fact-based decision-making.

Experience developing presentations and communications documents.

Knowledge of data analysis tools, developing analysis queries and procedures in SQL, SAS, BI tools or other analysis software, and relevant industry data & methods and ability to connect external insights to business problems.

Successful completion of a job-related assessment may be required.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

2+ years Analytics experience

2+ years requirements gathering experience

2+ years internal or external customer facing experience

Thorough understanding of the Data Life Cycle

At least 1 year of audit experience – either on an audit team or interfacing with audit

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions.  This will take approximately 5 minutes.  Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not able to change your responses.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

For Internal Candidates: Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 9/2/2020 by 11:59 pm CST time

Keywords: USAA, Mesa , Decision Science Analyst III, Other , Mesa, Arizona

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