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Senior Decision Science Analyst
USAA | San Antonio, TX | 7/7/2014
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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As a Fortune 200 financial services organization, USAA is on a mission - to facilitate the financial security of our members, the men and women of the U.S. military and their families worldwide by providing a full range of financial services and products. Headquartered on a showcase campus in San Antonio, TX, USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource, our 26,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture.

Recently Ranked # 17 in Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014 and marking our fifth straight year in the list's Top 50, we are proud to receive consistently outstanding awards and ratings for member service, employee well-being and financial strength. Everything that happens at USAA is based on our core values: Service, Loyalty, Honesty, and Integrity. These are the foundations of how we do business with our members, as well as how we treat each other.

We are currently seeking talented Senior Decision Science Analyst for our San Antonio, TX facility.

Purpose of Job:

  • Applies a logical, systematic approach to problem solving using mathematical and statistical techniques and/or innovative /quantitative
    analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make 'insight to action' recommendations to resolve business problems and drive change.
  • The essence of work performed by the Decision Science Analyst 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. The analysts performing decision science work may or may not perform all of the tasks described above, but will
    generally perform most of the tasks as part of their work. As a result of the focus on data gathering, synthesis and analysis, the work efforts
    will be central to fact-based decision-making. Job Overview: Leverages advanced business/analytical knowledge to lead discussions with cross-functional teams to understand highly complex business
    objectives and influence solution strategies. The business problems analyzed are typically medium to large scale with significant impact to
    current and/or future business strategy. Organizes and oversees the development of requirements/resources necessary to meet objectives.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to gather, consolidate and validate business assumptions relevant to the solution strategy, prior to initiating
    and throughout the analytical process.
  • Identifies and gathers the relevant and quality data sources required to fully answer and address the problem for the recommended strategy.
    Integrates/transforms disparate data sources and determines the appropriate data hygiene techniques to apply.
  • Determines and conducts appropriate exploratory data analysis (EDA) techniques on candidate data sets. Uses appropriate sampling
    techniques to select data subset for EDA.
  • 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.
  • Continuously leverages advanced business/analytical knowledge to test initial solutions with relevant cross-functional teams in order to gain
    additional insight into intended and unintended implications; the larger the potential business impact the broader the audience.
  • 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 upper level management. Incorporates visualization techniques to support the relevant points of the analysis and ease the
    understanding for less technical audiences.
  • Succinctly delivers complex analysis/findings in a manner that conveys understanding, influences senior executives, garners support for
    recommendations and drives business decisions. Recommendations typically have a major impact on business results. Provides subject
    matter expertise in operationalizing recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative discipline or 6 years equivalent work experience.
  • 6+ years experience in a decision support analytic function or other relevant analysis function. 
  • 3+ Quantitative analysis experience. 
  • Experience applying statistical/mathematical decisioning and/or testing methodologies. 
  • Experience influencing business decisions. 
  • Successful completion of an analyst assessment may be required.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in a quantitative discipline. 
  • 8+ years experience in a decision support analytic function. 
  • 5+ years quantitative analysis experience. 
  • Experience with statistical process control, design of experiment, AB testing, data mining, association and correlation. 
  • Experience in communications effectiveness analysis methodologies and frameworks.

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 business 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.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Qualified applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment background and drug screen.

USAA is an EEO/AA Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.


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JOB SNAPSHOT

Employment Type: Full-Time
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Industry: Insurance
Education: 4 Year Degree
Experience: At least 8 year(s)
Manages Others: Not Specified
Relocation: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
Job ID: 19958
COMPANY OVERVIEW
USAA

Share our pride. Join our mission.

As a Fortune 200 financial services company with more than $113.5 billion in owned and managed assets, USAA is on a mission — to facilitate the financial security of our members, the men and women of the U.S. military and their families worldwide. Headquartered on a showcase campus in San Antonio, TX, USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource, our 22,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture.

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