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Manager / Sr. Manager – Model Risk Management

New York, New York
Operations Risk Management

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Job Description

The Model Risk Management Group (MRMG) is responsible for oversight of model risk and governance over machine learning usage enterprise wide. The role will work with finance, treasury, and anti-money laundering models; as well as manage and control model risk in order to elevate model excellence, strengthen long term shareholder value, and satisfy regulatory expectations.
This role will report to a director in MRMG. The specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee finance, treasury, and anti-money laundering models, which include evaluating conceptual soundness, data quality, performance validation, and on-going monitoring
  • Document detailed model review reports and prepare for regulatory and internal audit reviews
  • Communicate model review results to business partners, senior leaders, and regulators
  • Evaluate machine learning algorithms and their application on models
  • Enhance governance framework to accommodate the evolving modeling techniques, model development, as well as model risk management


  • Master's degree in quantitative fields required
  • Hands-on modeling experience is preferred
  • The qualified candidate should have a good understanding in machine learning models and classic statistical modeling techniques
  • Experience in large data processing and handling is a plus
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work within tight deadlines and changing priorities

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Depending on factors such as business unit requirements, the nature of the position, cost and applicable laws, American Express may provide visa sponsorship for certain positions.  

ReqID: 19014931
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Aug 13, 2019, 9:26:09 AM
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