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USA - Compass Bank dba BBVA Compass

What does the job entail?

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 Model Governance program and this program’s compliance with regulatory requirements, including SR 11-7 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, and management decision making are working as intended, and to provide recommendations for ongoing model improvement to enhance model effectiveness.


Responsible for the independent validation of assigned models.

Review the underlying assumptions, theory, empirical evidence, implementation and limitations of the model and evaluate the model’s performance.

Perform validation and analysis of expert judgment or qualitative factors that augment quantitative models; review to confirm proper controls and adequate documentation are in place.

Work closely with model users, developers and risk management colleagues to facilitate the model validation process.

Work with business units to plan model validations and to present the findings of these validations to senior management.

Learn and adapt in an unexplored field and, if necessary, perform model validation of specialized models.

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.

Support regulatory examinations and internal audits of the modeling process and component models.

Lead meetings with model owners to discuss current portfolio tracking and business observations.


Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) required in Mathematics, Statistics, Business or a science-based discipline with working experience and knowledge of stochastic processes and stochastic calculus/integration, optimization techniques, regression techniques and Monte Carlo simulation as well as experience developing / validating CCAR, Market Risk Rule, loss forecasting models and other macro level measurement related to Economic Capital, for Interest rate, investment portfolio, counterparty credit risk and/or operational risk exposures.

Working knowledge of derivative financial instruments and the numerical methods used to price them.

Hands-on experience in the design, implementation and testing of financial/pricing models.

Functional with database development, maintenance, and extraction of data for reporting.

Ability to understand and communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.

Programming skills in : SAS, Matlab, C++, SQL, Excel with VBA.

Familiarity with Model validation regulations such as OCC-2011-12 and FRB SR 11-7.


Required: None Required

Preferred: FRM Certification

Note: This job has multiple levels (i.e. I, II, III, etc.). The posted job description includes the qualifications associated with the entry level position. If hired, you may be placed at a level above the entry level position. The level of placement will be based on experience, education and skills.

Preferred qualifications

Note: Required to meet credit history and criminal background requirements associated with Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry registration process, to include FBI fingerprint criminal history report and review of credit report

Note: Must meet credit history and criminal background requirements associated with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority registration process, to include FBI fingerprint criminal history, review of credit report, civil litigation, liens, and other public records

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Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35 (c)).

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