VP – Senior Financial Engineer - New York - 11329BR

Role / Responsibilities:

We are looking for a seasoned financial engineer to join our modelling team, which is responsible for all the models and scorecards used in the rating process.

This is a good opportunity to join a growing team where you will be expected to participate in the development of credit rating models and scorecards and assist with documentation, oversight and maintenance of some of the rating agency’s models and scorecards.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of our Moody’s credit rating models and scorecards
  • Research econometric, statistical and mathematical techniques to evaluate performance of credit rating models and scorecards
  • Lead and assist with quantitative projects to develop, maintain and improve credit rating models and scorecards (structured finance collateral and fundamental models)
  • Create documentation around credit rating models. Act as a key point of contact to rating teams and the methodology framework and review groups to ensure consistency of rating models and scorecards across sectors, provide technical support and guidance as appropriate
  • Lead and/or supervise projects to improve the quality of, and governance around, our models
  • Publish research and participate in professional training for analytical staff
  • Build and maintain relationships with analytical staff and management
Department / Team:

The successful candidate will join a growing Credit Strategy and Standards team that works to improve the quality and consistency of Methodologies, Credit Rating Models and Scorecards.
  • Strong academic background, MSc or PhD in relevant areas like Statistics, Econometrics, Financial Engineering, Mathematical Finance, Mathematics
  • 7+ years of experience in developing credit models and analyzing data- a good understanding of econometrics and applied statistics a strong plus
  • Understanding of model development including model design and implementation.
  • Good development skills in Matlab. Experience using C++ and/or VBA a plus
  • Experience managing the interaction with key stakeholders, communicating complex model issues to senior management and approval groups
  • Understanding of fixed income; understanding of structured finance is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to communicate clearly and succinctly
  • Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
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