Sr. Data Analyst – SQL and Python Preferred

First Data Corporation

First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the worlds largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce. First Datas Product Development, Client Solutions and Technology functions are responsible for innovation and advancement of our technology solutions across all of our client segments, and make a critical contribution to ensuring that First Data retains its position as a leading technology innovator. Our Product Development teams are responsible for end-to-end ownership of the product life cycle. Our Client Solutions teams deliver global solutions and expertise that make commerce possible. Our Technology teams develop a wide range of applications and solutions that enable next-generation commerce and create the infrastructure of the global commerce ecosystem. They also ensure that our data remains secure through their work in cyber-security Position Description Overview The Cyber, Fraud & Risk Data Science team is a small, highly skilled unit that conducts advanced analytics to support investigative, response and prevention activities across the First Data Global enterprise. This is not the typical analytics group. Team members regularly leverage the work product of their analysis to assist in developing strategy across financial services and merchant acquiring business lines. The highly qualified candidate is equally comfortable ripping through huge unstructured data sets and leading a tactical working session with diverse technical and non-technical partners to action analytic findings. Potential candidates should be comfortable working in a highly collaborative team environment and capable of managing a fluid and fast paced set of objectives. Team members are expected to be able to evaluate diverse data sources, define requirements and drive acquisition of new data sources, and work effectively with application engineers and incident response team members. Job Responsibilities * Conduct data exploration, quantitative research and data mining to uncover financial crime patterns, including but not limited to cyber intrusion, fraud, and money laundering * Formulate monitoring framework, rules, comprehensive performance metrics to mitigate the risk exposure * Work with external resources and leverage advanced technology to improve detection effectiveness in response and prevention solutions * Present findings, highlight de-risking opportunities and identify risk assessment improvement options to team members, stakeholders and senior management * Support data analyses within broader cyber security and fraud organization * Work with product and application owners to develop world class controls, data solutions and product offerings Job Requirements * Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, MBA, Engineering, Economics or comparable work experience required. Advanced degree preferred * Strong experience in data research using SQL and SAS/R/Python for data analysis and mining (3-5 years) * Experience with credit/debit card fraud risk management preferred * Strong experience with data warehouse, relational database structures, or Hadoop framework * Demonstrated attention to detail, great quality of work, ability to produce clear, concise work products * Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills needed to work effectively in a team environment * This position requires that the candidate be a lawful permanent resident or US Citizen. * The candidate should be able to travel domestically and/or internationally in support of the investigative mission. First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer(Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)

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