BNY Mellon

Specialist, Model Development

BNY Mellon Pittsburgh, PA

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Job Description

The Economic Forecasting Group (EFG) is part of the Risk Modeling and Analytics (RMA) group within the Risk & Compliance (R&C) division of the Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM). EFG is responsible for scenario design and expansion in support of several exercises including (1) the BNYM's regulatory stress-testing (including the CCAR/DFAST and EBA/ECB stress tests), (2) quarterly CECL/IFRS 9 reserve estimation, and (3) ad hoc scenario-based analyses as frequently as requested by senior management. The scenarios provided by EFG encompass the joint evolution of macroeconomic aggregates (GDP, consumption, unemployment, etc.) and financial market indicators spanning several distinct asset classes.

The quantitative model developer role sits in the Economic Forecasting Group (EFG):
  • This role will be responsible for the development, enhancement and documentation of macroeconomic forecasting methodologies.
  • The incumbent to this position will also support the execution of macroeconomic forecasts that make up the scenarios, working closely with vendors and key forecasting partners in the company, and consumers of the scenarios and subject matter experts.
  • He/she will also assist in managing inbound questions, deliverables and ad-hoc requests with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness of meeting deliverables on prescribed timelines.
  • This role requires regular (written and verbal) interactions with downstream modelers that uses macroeconomic scenarios and various units in the bank such as Finance, Treasury, Model Risk Management.
  • Good inter-personal and negotiation skills are a key factor to accomplishing goals when interacting in a complex, multiple-priority environment. Strong programming skills in R is desired.
Required Qualifications
  • Strong quantitative skills: Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline, including Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Finance / Statistics / Mathematics, etc. is required; PhD is a plus
  • 2+ years of work experience in research / forecasting / business analytics for a leading financial institution / central bank, consulting firm or similar, with a strong background / interest in economics
  • Experience in forecasting and statistical analysis of macroeconomic and / or financial modeling a plus
  • Superb analytical background with a solid theoretical foundation coupled with strong programming and documentation skills. Experience with programming languages / statistical software (e.g., R, EViews, Stata, Python) considered a plus
  • Extremely focused, detail oriented and highly productive with ability to synthesize large amounts of data and various viewpoints and summarize key concepts
  • Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • A proven track record of executing against deliverables and meeting deadlines under pressure
  • Works well individually and in teams, shares information, supports colleagues, and encourages participation
  • Seniority level

    Not Applicable
  • Employment type

    Full-time
  • Job function

    General Business, Management, and Business Development
  • Industries

    Financial Services

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