Director of Anti Money Laundering Modeling and Data Science
Category Data Science
Primary Address McLean, Virginia
OverviewCenter 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, VirginiaDirector of Anti Money Laundering Modeling and Data Science
Data is at the center of everything we do. As a startup, we disrupted the credit card industry by individually personalizing every credit card offer using statistical modeling and the relational database, cutting edge technology in 1988! Fast-forward a few years, and this little innovation and our passion for data has skyrocketed us to a Fortune 200 company and a leader in the world of data-driven decision-making.
In Capital One’s Anti Money Laundering Modeling and Analytics Office, we defend the company against model failures and find new ways of making better decisions with models. We use our statistics, software engineering, and business expertise to drive the best outcomes in both Risk Management and the Enterprise. We understand that we can’t prepare for tomorrow by focusing on today, so we invest in the future: investing in new skills, building better tools, and maintaining a network of trusted partners. We learn from past mistakes, and develop increasingly powerful techniques to avoid their repetition. As a Director of AML Modeling and Data Science, on any given day you’ll be:
Identifying, assessing and quantifying the risks stemming from financial crime related activity within the bank through the design of effective models and controls of detecting such outlying behavioral patterns. You will also be a leader in determining the next evolution of the current models in use and future roadmap
Familiarity in implementing, testing, or developing AML surveillance models for use in Retail, Small Business and Commercial and Lending Lines of Business
Consistent record of strong quantitative testing and statistical analysis techniques as it pertains to BSA/AML models, including name similarity matching, classification accuracy testing, unsupervised/supervised machine learning, network analysis, text mining, fuzzy logic matching, decision trees, etc.
Thorough understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework
Demonstrated ability to run multiple projects simultaneously
Mature managerial skills vital to successfully administer core support and critical regulatory relationship function within a diverse organization and effectively coordinate between multiple businesses and support units; as well as the ability to autonomously and initiate, and prioritize the portfolio of work for your team
The ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including stakeholders internal and external to AML Compliance
The ability to identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in extremely large complex data sets
Organize data management output, including continual process improvements and documentation
Communicate analytical insights clearly and concisely to individuals from diverse backgrounds up and down the organization
Assessing, challenging, and at times defending state-of-the-art decision-making systems to internal and regulatory partners; distilling disparate details of complex interconnected systems into concrete actions with clear business value
Overseeing development of benchmark and challenger models to stress test critical modeling decisions
Developing new ways of identifying weak spots in model predictions earlier and with more confidence than the best available methods
Experience working on Transaction Monitoring product implementations, such as Actimize and Mantas; preferably modern transaction monitoring systems leveraging machine learning algorithms for detection
In this role, you will:
Lead a cross-functional team of data scientists, risk managers, and product managers to manage the risk and uncertainty inherent in statistical models in order to lead Capital One to the best decisions, not just avoid the worst ones.
Leverage open source programming languages and technologies to support a wide range of large scale modeling efforts
Build and validate machine learning models through all phases of development, from design through training, evaluation, and implementation
Flex your interpersonal skills to translate the complexity of your work into tangible business goals, and challenge model developers to advance their modeling, data, and analytic capabilities
Have both knowledge of and experience with the latest AML transaction monitoring technology trends
Enthusiastic about collaborating with internal centers of excellence in the development of cutting edge AI tools and technology (e.g. deep learning, CNN, etc.)
The Ideal Candidate is:
Creative. You thrive on bringing definition to big, undefined problems. You love asking questions and pushing hard to find answers. You’re not afraid to share a new idea.
A leader. You challenge conventional thinking and work with stakeholders to identify and improve the status quo. You’re passionate about talent development for your own team and beyond.
Technical. You’re comfortable with open-source languages and are passionate about developing further. You have hands-on experience developing data science solutions using open-source tools and cloud computing platforms.
Statistically-minded. You’ve built models, validated them, and backtested them. You know how to interpret a confusion matrix or a ROC curve. You have experience with clustering, classification, sentiment analysis, time series, and deep learning.
A successful Candidate will have:
Experience setting and implementing broad strategic vision for ML applications, underlying platforms, and software
Demonstrated technical open source community involvement through software contributions, posters, presentations, and other participation. Expertise in testing of machine learning and statistical software. Experience with open source software packages, environment management, reproducibility, and governance
High motivation, adaptability and being collaborative. An individual who can handle ambiguity and enjoys building. Moving in a fast-paced environment excites you and are looking for an opportunity to be a member of an innovative compliance team that will be building and implementing solutions until any other AML team in banking
Bachelor’s Degree plus 9 years of experience in data analytics, or Master’s Degree plus 7 years of experience in data analytics, or PhD plus 4 years of experience in data analytics
At least 4 years of experience in open source programming languages for large scale data analysis
At least 4 years of experience with machine learning
At least 4 years of experience with relational databases
PhD in “STEM” field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) plus 5 years of experience in data analytics
At least 1 year of experience working with AWS
At least 3 years of experience managing people
At least 5 years of experience in Python, Scala, or R for large scale data analysis
At least 5 years of experience with machine learning
At least 4 years of experience with AML or other financial crime related area
At least 3 years of experience in managing a large technical team
At least 3 year of experience in defending regulatory models both internally and externally
Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.
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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).
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