Manager - Model Risk(L09)

0-1 years
a month ago
Job Description

Role Title:Manager - Model Risk

Company Overview:

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company delivering one of the industry's most complete digitally enabled product suites. Our experience, expertise and scale encompass a broad spectrum of industries including digital, health and wellness, retail, telecommunications, home, auto, outdoors, pet and more.

  • We have recently been ranked #5 among India's Best Companies to Work for 2023, #21 under LinkedIn Top Companies in India list, and received Top 25 BFSI recognition from Great Place To Work India. We have been ranked Top 5 among India's Best Workplaces in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Top 10 among India's Best Workplaces for Women in 2022.

  • We offer 100% Work from Home flexibility for all our Functional employees and provide some of the best-in-class Employee Benefits and Programs catering to work-life balance and overall well-being. In addition to this, we also have Regional Engagement Hubs across India and a co-working space in Bangalore.

Organizational Overview:

Synchrony's Risk Team is a dynamic and innovative team dedicated to provide oversight as 2nd Line of Defense. As a member of this Team, you'll play a pivotal role for high quality model validation and to ensure modeling techniques and results are consistent with the respective strategic uses, models performing as intended, and complying with related MRM policies, standards, procedures as well as regulations. This role requires expertise in supporting model validation initiatives related to quantitative analytic modeling with the Synchrony Model Governance and Validation team. If you are passionate about Model validation and Modelling techniques then Synchrony's Risk team is the place to be

Role Summary/Purpose:

Support model validation initiatives related to statistical, Machine Learning (ML) and documentation with the Synchrony Model Risk Management team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Validate the soundness, accuracy and performance of statistical and ML models.

  • Perform all required tests (e.g. - model performance, sensitivity analysis, back-testing etc.) and timely identify/highlight issues.

  • Perform proper documentation within expected timeframes for effectively highlighting the findings for further review/investigation and facilitate informed discussions on key analytics.

  • Conduct in-depth analysis of large data sets and support the review and maintenance process of relevant models and model validation documentation.

  • Communicate technical information verbally and in writing to both technical and business team effectively.

  • Support in additional book of work or special projects as in when required.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's/Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related quantitative field is required, and 1 year of work related experience in a risk analytics position preferred

  • 2+ years of hands-on modeling experience in customer facing models , such as credit, fraud, marketing, etc.

  • 2+ years of experience (either as part of educational curriculum or previous work experience) with statistical tools like SAS, Python, SQL, etc.

  • 2+ years of experience (either as part of educational curriculum or previous work experience) using large data sets for statistical and ML modeling within the banking or financial industry.

Eligibility Criteria:

Bachelor's degree equivalent in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related quantitative field with 2+years of overall experience, or in lieu of a degree 4+ years of overall experience

Work Timings:This role qualifies for Enhanced Flexibility and Choice offered in Synchrony India and will require the incumbent to be available between 06:00 AM Eastern Time - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (timings are anchored to US Eastern hours and will adjust twice a year locally). This window is for meetings with India and US teams. The remaining hours will be flexible for the employee to choose. Exceptions may apply periodically due to business needs. Please discuss this with the hiring manager for more details.

For Internal Applicants:

  • Understand the criteria or mandatory skills required for the role, before applying.

  • Inform your Manager or HRM before applying for any role on Workday.

  • Ensure that your Professional Profile is updated (fields such as Education, Prior experience, Other skills) and it is mandatory to upload your updated resume (Word or PDF format)

  • Must not be any corrective action plan (First Formal/Final Formal, PIP)

  • L4 to L7 Employees who have completed 12 months in the organization and 12 months in current role and level are only eligible.

  • L8+ Employees who have completed 18 months in the organization and 12 months in current role and level are only eligible.

Grade/Level: 09


Synchrony Financial is a consumer financial services company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, United States.The company offers consumer financing products, including credit, promotional financing and loyalty programs, installment lending to industries, and FDIC-insured consumer savings products through Synchrony Bank, its wholly owned online bank subsidiary.

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