Western Union Sr. Scientist Decision Sciences in Bangalore, India

Job Title: Sr. Scientist Decision Sciences

Requisition #: 1900756

Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?

We’re seeking a Senior Scientist- Decision Sciences based in our Bangalore,India office. In this role, you will be responsible to develop and implement new software, maintain and improve existing software. Ensure that software functionality is implemented with a focus on code optimization and organization.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Execute the followingactivities independently

  • Develop real time andbatch risk models to screen online transactions and stop fraudulent onesindependently

  • Document and communicatemodel results and insights internally Support Senior/Staff Risk Scientists withad-hoc analysis in response to internal and external requests

  • Continuously track andevaluate the effectiveness of risk models and rules Analyze online transactionactivity to identify loss reduction opportunities and devise actionable plansto exploit such opportunities

  • Profile customerbehavior to identify opportunities to enhance model/rule performance Executethe following activities under the guidance of Senior/Staff Risk Scientists

  • Support R&Dinitiatives or process improvement

  • Explore new tools andvendor data Work with cross-functional teams in Risk to implement strategicinitiatives and improvements to current risk management process and tools

  • Work with cross-functional teams in Risk toimplement strategic initiatives and improvements to current risk managementprocess and tools Research on new techniques available and explore implementingnew techniques Manage and mentor junior decision scientist

What you will need to succeed:

  • Master’s degree in quantitative field requiredPhd with proven track of minimum 2 years of research experience in datamodeling/predictive science/machine learning in academia/industry OR

  • Masters with minimum 5 plus years of experiencein Risk analytics/modeling in financial service industry

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills to convey fraudinsight

  • Ability to analyze problems and producejustification to enhance fraud decisions

  • Strong SQL, programming experience

  • Strong in at-least one the statistical toolsSAS/R/Python

  • Experience in developing predictive models likelogistic regression, decision tree etc and machine learning techniques

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to navigate in Linux/Unix system oraptitude to learn on the job new tools/system Preferably working knowledge ofshell scripts to launch jobs in Linux/Unix system

What will make you stand out:

  • Self-starter withability to multi-task, prioritize, manage workload, and consistently deliverresults

  • Must be a problem solverwith demonstrated experience in solving difficult technology challenges, with acan-do attitude

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive global payand benefits

  • Unparalleled experienceas part of one of the most advanced compliance teams in the world, with opportunitiesto build valuable skills and grow your career

  • Diverse, global teamwith colleagues in over 50 countries

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility! We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.