Lead Modeler


Location: Springfield, Illinois

Job Type: Not Specified


Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description

SME responsible for development of predictive models to provide modeling solutions to Discover businesses. Design and develop models utilizing Machine learning and other algorithms. Presents the results of mathematical modeling and data analysis to management or other end users.

Major Responsibilities:

Researches and leverages state of the art modeling techniques, champion modeling innovation.

Leverages extensive, deep technical knowledge and leadership skills to drive the development of data science solutions and implements data-driven recommendations and outcomes.

Maintains a high level of competency in statistical and analytical principles, tools and techniques, and supports the advancement of the "best-in-class" analytical capabilities to unlock new capabilities and performance, and quickly adapts to modern modeling technique.

Demonstrated technical knowledge in analytical tools.

Presents modeling and data analysis to management and other business partners.


Education-Masters in Statistics, Mathematics, Information Technology, Engineering, Economics, Analytics

Work Experience: 4+ years of work experience developing data- based analytical solutions or related



Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics, Information Technology, Engineering, Economics, Analytics

Work Experience: 6+ years of work experience in the financial service industry and modeling or related.



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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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