Wells Fargo

Job Category:

Data and Analytics, Analytics


West Des Moines, Iowa


United States

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Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time


415) 820-7800

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Analytic Consultant 4 - Data Scientist

Wells Fargo - West Des Moines, Iowa

Posted: 09/6/2018

Job Description

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Corporate Risk helps all Wells Fargo businesses identify and manage risk. We focus on three key risk areas: credit risk, operational risk, and market risk. We help our management and Board of Directors identify and monitor risks that may affect multiple lines of business, and take appropriate action when business activities exceed the risk tolerance of the company.

This Analytic Consultant 4 position will be key within Wells Fargo Home Lending’s conduct risk analytics team under Real Estate Compliance and Operational Risk (RECOR). This position will be responsible for recognizing opportunities to improve the prediction of misconduct through the use of Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques. More specifically, the person in this position will build models that evaluate and improve on new compliance regulations implemented by the Feds, CFPB, and OCC by combining both unstructured data, using text analytics and natural language processing, and structured data.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Translate and summarize complex analysis into understandable, actionable insights and recommendations that will directly drive effective business strategy
  • Think creatively to identify opportunities to leverage machine learning in order to improve the identification of new compliance regulations violations implemented by the Feds, CFPB, and OCC
  • Utilize text mining, data munging, data preparation, and use of other advanced analytical techniques to collect, explore, and extract insights from both structured and unstructured/text data
  • Develop machine learning and other AI models with Python or R
  • Use a combination of NLP techniques and other modeling techniques to extract useful information from both unstructured and structured data
  • Scale analytics solutions to Big Data with Hadoop, Spark/PySpark, and other Big Data tools
  • Take initiative to drive each project to completion with minimal guidance, while effectively managing multiple projects at a time
  • Work with Senior Data Scientist, the business operations team, and other Analysts to test hypotheses, answer key business questions, and assist the WFHL Conduct Risk team with causal inferences, observations, and finding patterns and relationships in data

Job Expectation: Ability to travel up to 15% of the time

**Preferred locations are West Des Moines, IA or Saint Louis Park, MN; however, other locations within the Wells Fargo footprint may be considered**

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: reporting, analytics, or modeling; or a Masters degree or higher in a quantitative field such as applied math, statistics, engineering, physics, accounting, finance, economics, econometrics, computer sciences, or business/social and behavioral sciences with a quantitative emphasis and 4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: reporting, analytics, or modeling
  • 1+ year of Python experience
  • 1 + years of text analytics experience
  • 1+ years of experience with machine learning model development
Desired Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research and analysis
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • 1+ year of real estate lending experience
  • Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with other business and functional areas
Other Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with Teradata Aster
  • Experience with TensorFlow
  • 2+ years of SQL and/or SAS experience
  • 2+ years of experience with Predictive modeling using Machine Learning algorithms such as Random Forests, Na ve Bayes, Neural Networks, MaxEnt, SVM, Topic Modeling/LDA, Ensemble Modeling, GB, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP) using common NLP techniques such as tokenization/ngrams, part-of-speech tagging (POSTagger), parsing, stemming
  • Experience with semantic analysis (named entity recognition, sentiment analysis)
  • Experience with modeling and word representations (TF-IDF, LDA, word2vec, doc2vec)
  • Experience working with big data infrastructure and tools such as Hive and Spark
  • Experience reading, understanding, and implementing algorithms and other techniques from industry and academic publications
Job Expectations

  • This position requires compliance with all mortgage regulatory requirements and Wells Fargo's compliance policies related to these requirements including acceptable background check investigation results. Successful candidates must also meet ongoing regulatory requirements including additional screening and required reporting of certain incidents.

  • All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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