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Quant/Modeling Associate - AML in Cleveland, OH at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 3/21/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Essential Job Functions
  • Individual will perform a broad range of quantitative risk analysis to support the Financial Crimes team within Risk Modeling & Analytics (RM&A), including model development, ongoing monitoring and validation activities primarily related to anti-money laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list screening.
  • Develop/assist with the design and/or building of in-house and vendor models; includes working on coding theories, inputs, methodologies, testing, processing, ongoing monitoring and periodic tuning.
  • Responsible for adhering to a strict ongoing monitoring schedule; provides analytical results to Model Owners, and assists in evaluating model reliability/performance.
  • Leverage SAS to perform model reconciliation and testing activities.
  • Execute “below-the-line” testing to evaluate threshold settings for alert generation.
  • Write/review documentation to comply with KeyBank model governance standards and regulatory expectations.

Required Qualifications
  • MS/MA (PhD preferred) in statistics, mathematics, economics, or other quantitative field.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in model development, preferably with experience in the financial services industry. Experience within financial crimes, risk, or compliance is a plus.
  • Superior programming skills (SQL or C++) and demonstrated experience with SAS, R, Matlab or other advanced statistical/econometric analysis software.
  • Familiarity with modeling software (SAS EG, SAS EM, Xeno, Model Builder).
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office with advanced experience in Excel and Access or SQL Server.
  • Prior experience working with AML/OFAC software such as Oracle FCCM (aka Mantas), Actimize AML, LexisNexis Bridger, or ACI Money Transfer System.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics/econometrics and excellent analytical ability.
  • Extensive data management skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in effectively communicating (verbal and written) analytical results and experiences to a diverse audience; ability to respond to client questions with clear/effective answers and give cohesive presentations.
  • Exceptional project management and organization skills, ability to support several projects simultaneously to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with KeyBank systems and how to maximize the use of customer and transaction data in these systems.
  • One or more years of experience in AML or OFAC modeling, or a similar area.


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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