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Job Title: SAS Statistician / Modeler

Location: Foster City, CA

Duration: 5+ Months

Rate: Open

Only GC, US Citizen or EAD-GC who can work on our W2. H1b consultants can be considered if willing to transfer.


  •  Graduate degree in a quantitative subject such as statistics, mathematics, management sciences, economics, engineering, or operations research.
  •  Minimal 4 years experience in statistic analysis, predictive modeling or business analysis

Roles & Responsibilities:

  •  Evaluate existing risk and loyalty model validation processes, identify areas of improvement and implement those proposals
  •  Propose statistical sound model score calibration approach that meet clients ‘expectations and efficient to implement
  •  Conduct statistical analyses on transaction and other data for developing predictive attributes for fraud and credit risk models in SAS.
  •  Support sales and marketing of Advanced Authorization product with timely and quality ad hoc analysis
  •  Process terabyte data for modeling, including data cleanse, quality assurance, integrity check and matching/merging data from different sources.
  •  Develop ways to efficiently and effectively audit data used in model development and from production, at ad-hoc or ongoing basis.
  •  Monitor and validate risk model performance and assess transaction attribute predictiveness.
  • Regularly analyze the performance of client fraud detection model and prepare reports to product office
  • Optimize fraud strategies per client’s requests
  • Responsible for validating statistical predictive models using transaction data and streamlining existing validation processes.
  • Responsible for performing model calibration on various statistical scores and recommend best practices that meet clients expectations.
  • Conducting data explorative analysis, in order to develop deeper insights into transaction data.
  • Performing compromise accounts risk analytics to mitigate fraud loss.

Required Skills:

  • Record of excellence in timely delivery and effective problem solving
  • Must be detail-focused and have business oriented thinking
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability of independently working on multi-tasks in a dynamic environment and swiftly mastering extensive domain knowledge
  • Ability to extract and clearly convey critical business message from in-depth data analysis
  • Ability to systematically generate decision rules with advanced statistical tools
  • 4+ years Hands-on SAS experience in UNIX environment
  • Familiar with UNIX shell scripts, SAS ODS, sophisticated data manipulations and macros
  • Knowledge of credit/debit card procedures and predictive modeling .

Must have Skills:

  • Strong SAS and Unix skill – 5+ year experience
  • Predictive modeling validation experience – credit risk, fraud detection, marketing/loyalty model, etc.
  • SQL/My SQL skills
  • Large data processing experience
  • Strong communication skills

Nice to Have:

  • Ecommerce analytics experience
  • C/Python/Hive skills
  • Basel Model Validation experience
  • Model calibration experience


Mike Smith | Director - Resources

Thoughtwave Software & Solutions, Inc.

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