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Model Validation Consultant

Plano, TX, USAAdecco USA


Contract Length: 12 months +

Pay Rate: $82/hr. 


Responsibilities, Qualifications, & Details:                          

  • Support the model validation team to mitigate the model risks
  • Discovers and diagnoses modeling related risks including input data, assumption, concept, methodology, process and implementation
  • Provides subject matter expertise on models’ strength and weakness and recommend practical solutions
  • Validates models assigned by model governance committee
  • Discusses validation results with model owners and governance team to gain consensus and create strategies to implement changes if needed
  • Utilizes express mode validation for new model development, facing legal and compliance related modeling issues, quick model fixes, etc.
  • Review model documents, and conduct test runs on model codes
  • Provide different view on methodology and calculations, and provide feedback to model developers
  • Work on model validation reports with hiring manager and provide ad hoc support to him

Must Have:

  • Advanced Degree. Specify: Master’s Degree in Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Operations Research, or equivalent. PhD is preferred
  • 5+ years of financial model development or model validation experience
  • 3+ years of work experience in using SAS and SQL
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Work experience in Financial Industry
  • Model development or  validation experience in PD, LGD, Prepayment and Cash Flow models