United Services Automobile Association (Usaa) Plano , TX 75023
Purpose of JobWe are currently seeking talented Decision Science Analyst Senior for our San Antonio, TX (Vista Corporate Center) or Plano, TX facility.
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 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.
Leverages expert business/analytical knowledge to participate or lead discussions with cross functional teams to understand and collaborate highly complex businessobjectives and influence solution strategies.
The business problems analyzed are typically medium to large scale with significant impact to current and/or future business strategy.
Applies innovative and scientific/quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make 'insight to action' recommendations to answer the business objective and drive the appropriate change.
Translates recommendation into communication materials to effectively present to various levels of management.
Incorporates visualization techniques to support the relevant points of the analysis and ease the understanding for less technical audiences.
Identifies and gathers 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).
Integrates/transforms disparate data sources and determines the appropriate data hygiene techniques to apply.
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.
Understands and adopts emerging technology that can affect the application of scientific methodologies and/or quantitative analytical approaches to problem resolutions.
Succinctly delivers analysis/findings in a manner that conveys understanding, influences various levels of management, garners support for recommendations, drives business decisions, and influences business strategy.
Recommendations typically have a major impact on business results.
Provides subject matter expertise in operationalizing recommendations.
Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or other quantitative discipline (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.) OR A Master's Degree in quantitative analytics or a related field OR A PhD in quantitative analytics or a related field
If Bachelor's degree, 6 or more years experience in a decision support analytic function Or If Master's Degree, 4 or more years experience in a decision support analytic function Or If PhD, 3 or more years experience in a decision support analytic function
Demonstrates advanced skills in mathematical and statistical techniques and approaches used to drive fact-based decision-making
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 be able to change your responses.
Experience in or familiarity with the decision science analytics of Information Technology solutions and products.
Analytics experience with end user compute devices (laptops, desktops, virtual desktops, tablets, mobile devices, etc.) conference room technology, virtual collaboration tools like Skype for Business and/or WebEx, client-side executive software and infrastructure (Exchange, Windows OS, MDMs, etc.)
2 or more years of experience with visualizations tools such as Tableau
1 or more years of experience with Python scripting
Previous experience implementing ground up frameworks, strategies, and structure for a data and analytics practice
Exposure to Scaled Agile (SAFe)
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.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
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 09/03/18 by 11:59 pm CST time.