Credit Card Risk Modeler

  • Competitive
  • Wilmington, DE, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • TD Bank Group
  • 17 Jan 19

Credit Card Risk Modeler

Company Overview

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit Find TD Bank on Facebook at and on Twitter at .
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit .

Department Overview

North American Credit Cards and Merchant Services (NACC&MS) organization was formed in Fall 2011 and brings together the credit cards and merchant services businesses in Canada and the US. TD's credit card products are distributed through the retail distribution network in the U.S. and Canada; on a national basis in Canada leveraging direct response channels; and, through hundreds of partnership programs with financial institutions, retailers, non-profit organization, sports teams, and other third party organizations. In addition, TD offers private label financing in the U.S. and Canada. With the acquisition of the MBNA portfolio in 2011, TD's credit card business is now ranked among the largest in Canada and among the top 10 in North America based on loans outstanding. TD's Merchant Services business provides merchants in Canada and the U.S. with a full range of payment processing services and solutions. TD provides merchant acquiring solutions to some of the largest retailers in Canada.

The incumbent will be a key member of US CAMS modeling team which dedicates to model development and management across all credit card portfolios in US.

Responsible for independently conducting quantitative analytics and complex modeling projects in support of the Credit Card Risk Management efforts. This role often possesses an advanced degree in applied mathematics, statistics/probability or economics. Successful candidate will be responsible for developing, monitoring and reporting on credit risk models, preparing and reporting on analyses, communicating results and findings, supporting business partner relationships and ad-hoc analyses. Working with other team members, the incumbent will ensure that all existing and new models reflect the best industry practices and follow TD Bank standards and policies.

Job Description

The Credit Card Risk Modeler performs a number of tasks and controls that are critical to TD Banks's ongoing compliance.

Core Responsibilities:
• Develop, interpret and implement statistical models to predict customer behavior applicable to Credit Risk initiatives such as targeted acquisition, retention and behavior-triggered programs.
• Monitor and track performance of models in production to determine degradation and the need for recalibration or redevelopment.
• Provide support to Model Governance, Model Validation, internal and external Audit.
• Dive into large amounts of structured and unstructured data to extract information, gain insight and create predictive variables to be used as inputs into models.
• Effectively communicate findings and insights gathered throughout model development to internal partners in a concise and easy-to-understand way.
• Recommend adoption of new techniques/processes to enhance the current modeling environment.
• Interact with internal stakeholders to gather the requirements from the business and be able to translate them into technical terms and vice-versa. • The incumbent is expected to gauge the effort needed to develop models/analyses and provide realistic timelines and recommendations keeping in mind the end product and overall expectations.


• Demonstrates governance, control and risk management behaviors in alignment with TD policies and practices
• Leads/participates in the identification, development and implementation of new initiatives, operating workflow, additional services/applications or operational efficiencies including potentially leading special project teams or cross functional work groups
• Assists with developing and enhancing credit risk assessment capabilities to identify and maintain good business opportunities with new and existing clients
• Performs detailed analysis and interprets information to make recommendations to Senior Management on critical strategies including non-standard and ad-hoc requests as determined by management
• Creates reports on the results of implemented strategies, using all appropriate quantitative methods and MIS, and makes recommendations to increase efficiencies and revenue while managing credit risk and produce those reports on a regular basis
• Effectively works cross-functionally with teams outside of risk
• Works with Internal Audit / External Regulators, to ensure that documentation for all work processes is complete and up-to-date
• Ensures sound credit control by taking a pro-active approach to risk management within the risk guidelines of the Bank.
• Ensures the timely communication of issues that are relevant to the team and encourages a good working relationship with other internal and external groups.

  • Must be eligible for employment under regulatory standards applicable to the position.

  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree required; Graduate degree preferred
    • 5+ years' experience required
    • Proficient PC skills including a strong competency in MS Excel and PowerPoint, and a variety of PC-based analytical and reporting software packages
    • Experience with the use of Relational Databases and the process of Extract Transform Load (ETL) using common languages such as SQL or SAS
    • Familiar with various analytical or reporting tools, such as SAS, R, Matlab Tableau, etc.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required to interpret data and draw conclusions
    • Experience in data modeling and risk management either from a business administration, statistical, mathematical, scientific or financial background
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experienced in developing and presenting recommendations to Senior Management.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Masters or Ph.D. degree in a quantitative discipline such as statistics or economics, or at least three years of experience in a data analytics or otherwise quantitative role.
    • Substantial in depth experience in use of advanced statistical techniques such as discrete-choice models, survival analysis, time-series analysis, neural networks and general regression techniques, preferably in credit card industry (from a business administration, statistical, mathematical, scientific or financial background)
    • Ability to develop and validate models independently.
    • Experience with the use of Relational Databases and the process of Extract Transform Load (ETL) using common languages such as SQL or SAS - Excellent programming skills
    • Superior organizational abilities and project management skills, evidenced by completion of concurrent, complex projects.
    • Superior follow through abilities
    • Ability to work with large databases and/or data warehouses, and related data processing skills.
    • Knowledge of the credit card business


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