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Model Validation Analyst I

Frost Bank
Model Validation Analyst I
Texas, US
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Job Description

Job Description

It’s about insights that are out of sight.

Does deciphering a secret code and discovering its hidden meaning excite you? Would you consider math to be your second language? Do you want the autonomy to improve processes and find solutions? If so, being a Model Validation Analyst I with Frost could be for you.

At Frost, it’s about more than a job. It’s about having a flourishing career where you can thrive, both in and out of work. At Frost, we’re committed to fostering an environment that reflects our values and encourages team members to be the best they can be. In joining our adaptable, integrity-driven team, you’ll become part of Frost’s over 150-year legacy of providing unparalleled banking services.

Who you are:

As a Model Validation Analyst I with Frost, you are our monitor. In this role, you monitor and validate aggregate model risk in alignment with Frost’s risk strategy. You will provide recommendations on how to adjust model risk. By turning data into insights, you will help us discover the accuracy of the most complex and significant financial, statistical, and behavioral models that are used within the organization. More than that, this role is about constant improvement and doing so with our signature all-win approach in mind.

What you’ll do**:**

  • Monitor and validate aggregate model risk in alignment with Frost’s risk strategy
  • Perform independent validations of financial, statistical, and behavioral models commensurate with their criticality ratings. Ensure a thorough review by challenging key aspects of each model
  • Assist with the validation and review of models regarding their theoretical soundness, testing design, and points of weakness
  • Interpret data to recognize any potential risk exposure; additionally, identify opportunities to use data in ways that enhance the strategic and tactical decisions made by management
  • Assist with the development of challenger models that help validate existing models and assist with outcome analysis
  • Ensure compliance with the model risk monitoring framework
  • Evaluate governance for Model Risk Management by reviewing policies, controls, risk assessments, documentation standards, and validation standards that are required to manage modeling processes throughout the organization
  • Evaluate the Bank’s compliance with SR 11-7 regulatory guidance
  • Always take action using Integrity, Caring, and Excellence to achieve all-win outcomes

What you’ll need:

  • Master's degree in a quantitative field such as Mathematical Finance, Financial Engineering, Statistics, Physics, Management Science, Operations Research, or Economics
  • 1+ years of experience in the development or validation of financial, statistical, or mathematical models, or, equivalent coursework/internship experience
  • Mastery of statistics and numerical techniques
  • Demonstrated experience with documenting technical aspects of a model as well as presenting results/findings
  • Proficient in either SQL, SAS, R, or Python
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient in Microsoft computer applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Our Benefits:

At Frost, we care about your health, your family, and your future and strive to have our benefits reflect that. This includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision, long-term, and life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Generous holiday and paid time off schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Extensive health and wellness programs, including our Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral bonus program + more!
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