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USAA Modeling Analyst Lead in San Antonio, Texas

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking a talented Modeling Analyst Lead to support our CRO & CFO teams in our San Antonio I office. This person may also work remotely in a 100% Remote Work Environment. In this role, the Modeling Lead will serve as a strategic partner in anticipating modeling opportunities and developing solutions to drive business results. Leads, motivates and facilitates cross-functional teams through the problem resolution process, including creating models to produce substantiated recommendations and reports in support of business initiatives, efficiencies and potential strategies. This may include modeling design, development, process and utilization of sophisticated statistical modeling methods and tools. Considers risks, competitiveness and business impact of requests and builds models where evaluation of intangibles is required. Manages and performs multiple complex and often unique work assignments and problem resolution across systems, processes or channels; and navigates obstacles to deliver the work product. Drives and directs quality work efforts. Accountable for achieving business objectives and results; and has the authority to make business related decisions.

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About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify and manage existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.

  • Ensure risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.

  • Follow written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.

  • Contributes to the development of a strong modeling analytics team that works with key partners to design databases that meet organizational needs using conceptual, logical, and difficult data models.

  • Develops team reputation as highly skilled experts in the area of predictive modeling; serves as a mentor to teammates.

  • Regularly interacts with business partners to identify opportunities for predictive analytics to drive business strategy and results.

  • Ability to deliver analytical insights to senior leadership.

  • Lead the development, enhancement and implementation of statistical and other quantitative models to support loss prediction, assess member value, predict member behavior or financial performance and other business applications.

  • Manage and own all aspects of the model development process including managing relationship with the business customer: from conceptualization through data exploration, model selection and validation, implementation, business user training and support.

  • Develops and provides subject matter expertise across team on current and emerging predictive modeling techniques for various areas within the financial services industry.

  • Monitors and understands emerging technology that can affect modeling and potential business risk.

  • Researches new internal and external data sources.

  • Communicates technical subject matter clearly and concisely to individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Coordinates with legal counsel to ensure regulatory compliance regarding model design and the acquisition and usage of data for segmentation and modeling purposes.

  • Maintains sustainable model code and follows best practices for collaboration and version control.

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or related field OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • 8 years related work experience in statistical model development OR if Advanced Degree, 6 years of experience in statistical model development.

  • Expert knowledge of data analysis tools and industry data sources.

  • Expert knowledge in developing analysis queries and procedures in SQL, SAS, R, BI tools, other analysis software or scripting language.

  • Expert knowledge of a broad range modeling techniques (Generalized linear modeling, Time Series, CART, Decision Trees, Neural Networks, Factor analysis, experimental design, hypothesis testing, etc.).

  • Demonstrated strong cross functional leadership ability and capability to influence decision making at various levels of management.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of related risk management framework and policies.

  • Extensive experience in data analysis and story-telling, going beyond the “what” to tell the “why” and “how” within data driven approaches.

  • Successful completion of a job-related assessment may be required.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Model Risk Management and model validation.

  • Experience with enterprise risk management and governance processes.

  • Experience with program/project management and report development.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.


USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $106,800 - $192,300 *( this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location)

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

*Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.

Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.


At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


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USAA is unlike any other financial services organization. The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community. We do this by upholding the highest standards and ensuring that our corporate business activities and individual employee conduct reflect good judgment and common sense, and are consistent with our core values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity.

USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource: our 35,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture. When you join us, you'll become part of a thriving community committed to going above for those who have gone beyond: the men and women of the U.S. military, their associates and their families. In order to play a role on our team, you don't have to be connected to the military yourself – you just need to share our passion for serving our more than 13 million members.

USAA is an EEO/AA Employer - applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.