Lead Decision Science Analyst - Collections
BarclayCard 91 reviews - New York, NY

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US-New York

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Unposting Date


Sep 12, 2012




Barclaycard Decision Science is hiring!!

Roles are available across Acquisitions, Marketing, Collections, Small Business, Basel and impairment/loan loss reserve modeling!

Company Details

Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 145,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide

Barclaycard, part of the Barclays PLC Retail & Business Banking division, is a leading global payment business that helps consumers, retailers and businesses to make and accept payments and to access short-term credit when needed.

The company is one of the pioneers of new forms of payments and is at the forefront of developing viable contactless and mobile payment options for today, as well as cutting edge forms of payment for the future. It also issues credit and charge cards to corporate customers and the British Government.

Barclaycard employs more than 6,000 associates across the globe and operates in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle and Far East, with a global portfolio of more than 20 million accounts.

Barclays Global Center of Excellence was set up in 2009 in Long Island City, New York. The site was established to leverage analytical talent in the US market.

The site primarily focuses on credit risk with additional corporate finance and market analytics functions, and supports Barclaycard's operations globally as well as Europe Retail Business Banking and UK Retail Business Banking.

We recruit the best people and offer excellent training and a clear career path based on each employee's goals and objectives. We provide the development opportunities for our people to achieve their full potential and in turn, our employees continue the spirit of innovation on which our reputation was built.

Job Profile and Purpose

A unique opportunity to gain exposure to multiple markets

The Lead Decision Science Analyst position provides project specific leadership in building quantitative and modeling solutions that integrate effectively into existing systems and processes, while delivering strong and consistent performance.

Working with Decision Science Managers, the Lead Decision Science Analyst role provides expertise in project design, model development, validation, monitoring, tracking, implementation and/or specification.

The role requires collaboration with various risk functions within Barclaycard to ensure business stakeholders' requirements are incorporated into the design of the model and to ensure appropriate use of models.

Key Accountabilities:
Develop predictive models, statistical analyses, optimization procedures, data quality analyses and score implementation documents (40%)

Participate in overall project design and delivery with Decision Science's other functional teams and end-clients (10%)

Validate, track, and monitor delivered projects (20%)

Work with team members to ensure projects are completed within agreed time frames and end-client satisfaction, through effective project management. Contribute to the broader Decision Science department through participation in peer reviews, terms of reference reviews, modeling forums and ad hoc project collaboration (15%)

Provide consultation on models used within Barclaycard risk strategies. Manage stakeholders across different business units and present work to senior management (5%)

Produce robust documentation to ensure replicability of results and fulfill Barclays governance requirements (10%)


University degree in quantitative discipline required (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering). Graduate studies, Masters or PhD preferred.

3+ years of experience in predictive/statistical/risk/SAS modeling or risk scoring within a financial services company strongly preferred

Proficiency with analytical software (e.g., SAS), SQL tools (e.g., Oracle), Unix platforms and MS Office required

Strong analytical, data mining and statistical skills with proven ability to process large datasets into meaningful information

Strong project management, presentation & communication skills & ability to work independently

Ability to present findings in a clear manner and to senior management

Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast paced environment to develop world-class quantitative solutions, to aid in risk management

For Collections modeling roles:
Develop and manage new and existing Collections strategies in order to optimize profitability, utilizing scoring and segmentation techniques, including the usage of Champion/Challenger or Test/Control design

Experience in Decision Systems (e.g. TRIAD) and Collections systems (e.g. Debt Manager) preferred

Experience in forecast and quantitative analysis and/or financial modeling preferred

About this company
91 reviews
Raising the bar for global finance, Barclays owns one of Europe's largest banks, a top market-making investment bank, the top UK credit...