BBVA Compass

  • Model Risk - Senior Risk Officer

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  • Overview

    At BBVA, we are working to make banking better for everyone. That is where you come in. We are looking for smart, team oriented people who want to be part of a first-class workforce that gives people the tools they need to meet their financial goals, all while delivering an outstanding client experience. Learn more below.




    The Model Risk Management unit is responsible for Model Risk Management for BBVA Compass as well as BBVA USA.  Central to its purpose is making sure that model risk across the enterprise is appropriately identified, modeled, validated, understood, documented and incorporated into management routines as appropriate.  Model Risk Management is also responsible for overseeing the program’s compliance with regulatory requirements, including SR 11-7, SR 15-19, and OCC 2011-12.


    This role will support the execution of the Bank’s model validation process and ensure the ongoing implementation of model validation best practices. The objective of the validation process is to provide reasonable assurance that the qualifying models used in capital stress testing, risk measurement, pricing and profitability, compliance, fraud, anti-money laundering, and management decision making are working as intended, and to provide recommendations for ongoing model improvement to enhance model effectiveness.




    • Independent validation of assigned models, including associated presentations and addressing questions.
    • Review the model documentation, code, data, and underlying assumptions, theory, empirical evidence, implementation and limitations of the model, and evaluate its performance
    • Clearly document the analysis performed and risk findings
    • Work closely with model users, developers and risk management colleagues to facilitate the model validation process
    • Participate in meetings with model stakeholders to discuss the validation process and results
    • Support regulatory examinations and internal audits of the validation process and model risk management.
    • Able to adapt in unexplored fields. Ability to research, learn, and apply new concepts, and statistical techniques with limited support
    • Keep pace with the latest developments in academia, regulatory environment, risk technology (vendor and in-house) and financial services industry in order to provide expert guidance to the businesses.



    • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) required in Quantitative Finance, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or other quantitative-oriented disciplines. 
    • 5-10 years of experience in quantitative financial model development/validation for credit risk origination, account management and collections models, parameters (PD, LGD, EAD), provisions, fraud, AML, compliance, loss forecasting and/or treasury models.
    • Strong quantitative skills and analytical problem solving ability required.
    • Functional with database development, maintenance, and extraction of data.
    • Advanced programming skills in R, SQL, SAS
    • Knowledge of banking model related regulation (SR 11-7, IFRS 9, CECL, Basel)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to reach the best possible results without compromising the work quality
    • Team-work oriented
    • Results oriented


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