Machine Learning Engineer in Washington, DC at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 11/24/2019

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About the Job
The Business Analytics team at KeyCorp is looking for a Lead Machine Learning Engineer. This person will be part of the Modeling and Decision Science team. He/she will be responsible for implementation/scoring of models, model performance monitoring, analytics and reporting.

The Modeling and Decision Science team is part of the Business Analytics Center of Expertise, supporting all line of business (Deposits, Credit Card, Home Lending, Auto, Unsecured Loan, Private Banking, and Financial Wellness) through the development of predictive models, segmentation strategies, pattern analysis, and behavioral science. We leverage advanced analytics techniques, such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning, in a soon to be Cloud environment.

  • Coherently supporting analysis to a variety of audiences, including audit, regulatory agencies, management, and end users
  • Implementing, and supporting complex statistical and machine learning models in a production environment
  • Establishing strong controls and creating consistent and robust execution processes across models
  • Developing analytics around model results
  • Maintaining documentation for key implementation processes across the team with focus on standardization of implementation and execution controls
  • Leading and developing team members, including offshore resources
  • Establishing and cultivating relationships with the lines of business, model users, data, and model development teams

Required Qualifications
  • PhD or MS in heavy quantitative field: engineering, computer science, machine learning, operational research
  • 5+ years of model implementation and analytics experience
  • Experience in developing model automation and monitoring processes
  • Experience in code optimization and version control
  • Strong experience with Python, SAS, SQL, R, Java, and Unix scripting
  • Experience with other programming languages (C, C++, Scala, PySpark)
  • Experience in parallel and/or distributed processing
  • Experience with Big Data environment, Cloud experience preferred
  • Experience in developing and defining analytical methodologies
  • Experience building controls and quality checks around data, processes, programs, and results
  • Extensive hands-on data analysis and reporting experience with large data sets
  • Ability to synthesize in depth analysis into reports for presentation to management to aid in decision making
  • Experienced in effective management and execution of large-scale model development projects.
  • Excellent communications skills – internally and externally

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong project management skills for implementation of new and ongoing projects and activities with demonstrated ability to successfully multitask
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate effectiveness of processes and activities
  • Ability to excel in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to identify potential problems and proactively generate ideas for acceptable solutions
  • Comfort in working in a team-oriented, consensus-driven environment
  • Positive, professional and accommodating attitude
  • Make sound evaluations and judgments
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and proven ability to interact with all levels of staff, members, board and committee members
  • Impeccable integrity, sound judgment, and strategic vision


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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