Model Risk Senior Specialist
CGI has an immediate need for a Model Risk - Senior Specialist our financial services team. Preferred locations are Knoxville, TN or Columbia, SC. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced team environment supporting one of the largest leaders in the secondary mortgage industry. We take an innovative approach to supporting our client, working side-by-side in an agile environment using emerging technologies.
• We partner with 15 of the top 20 banks globally, and our top 10 banking clients have worked with us for an average of 26 years!
• We have over 73,000+ CGI Members in 40 countries and over 5k+ loyal Clients who are leveraging our end-to-end services across the globe.
The Senior Specialist, Model Risk will contribute to highly visible enterprise-wide model development functions in the organization. The models make estimates that are a key input to management decisions and are reported to Senior Management and the Board of Directors on a regular basis. The role will be to execute enterprise standards for model validation. The incumbent will be responsible for leading work to identify and evaluate model risk as well as proposing controls to manage that risk. This will entail investigating the weaknesses of a framework and setting the scope and designing tests for a validation effort, appropriate to that framework.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
• The Senior Specialist, Model Risk will contribute to highly visible enterprise-wide model development functions in the organization
• The models make estimates that are a key input to management decisions and are reported to Senior Management and the Board of Directors on a regular basis
• The role will be to execute enterprise standards for model validation
• The incumbent will be responsible for leading work to identify and evaluate model risk as well as proposing controls to manage that risk
• This will entail investigating the weaknesses of a framework and setting the scope and designing tests for a validation effort, appropriate to that framework
• This role may work in one of five disciplines, each responsible for a different type of modelling: Credit Risk Modelling, 2) Treasury Modelling, 3) Market Risk Modelling, 4) Pricing Modelling, 5) Forecasting
• Execute enterprise standards for model validation, by setting the scope of a validation effort
• This entails designing the tests and review activities necessary to evaluate a model
• Responsible for evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a model's conceptual framework to identify situations where a model may become less useful
• Reviews accuracy of reports and calculations performed by less experienced colleagues
• The incumbent will be responsible for reviewing the risks identified by more junior analysts and formulating the proposed controls into a plan of action for management
• Responsible for the technical direction, accuracy, and soundness of quantitative methods in the assigned area
• Decisions and assumptions recommended by the incumbent have significant impact on the financial and risk position of the Bank or legal entity supported
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
• Minimum 4 years (5 preferred) of modelling experience in financial services.
• Must have experience with complex quantitative modelling, numerical analysis, and computational methods using programming languages (such as C/C++, C#, Java, FORTRAN, MATLAB, SAS) as well as mathematical/statistical software packages.
• Master's Degree or PhD in a quantitative discipline, including engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics, econometrics.
• The candidate must have a superb quantitative and analytical background with a solid theoretical foundation coupled with strong programming, documentation, and communications skills.
• We look for individuals who are extremely focused, detail-oriented, results-oriented and highly productive.
• A proven track record of being able to efficiently and effectively: conduct independent research, analyze problems, formulate and implement solutions, and produce quality results on time.
• Our teams must have excellent scientific and technical documentation and presentation skills, assertiveness & influencing skills, and the skills to explain abstract theoretical concepts to a non-expert audience in easy-to-understand language
Bachelors or Master's in finance
CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $53,000.00 - $130,600.00.
At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:
• Competitive base salaries
• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category
• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members
• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans
• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment.
• Back-up childcare, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more
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