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Financial Crimes Data Scientist Lead - VP: JP Morgan

JPMorgan Chase & Co's global financial crimes compliance (GFCC) is part of their global compliance organization and is responsible for developing and implementing the requirements and standards for the firm's enterprise-wide anti-money laundering and sanctions programs. GFCC is comprised of the core functions (KYC, sanctions, risk assessment, investigations, and transaction monitoring), business-aligned teams, and regional teams.

The position is part of the firm’s global financial crimes analytics team. This model strategy manager will specifically be supporting the models and statistical analytics related to global transaction monitoring (TM) and risk scoring utility (RSU) projects. These projects may include analyzing the existing models and determining more effective methods for predicting potentially suspicious behavior. The manager will also review the model strategy used by the transaction monitoring and RSU teams and maintain the appropriate documentation in the given timelines in order to keep the models up to date according to the model risk governance (MRG) policy.

A successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in feedback loop discussions with the global financial intelligence unit (GFIU) and the GFCC investigations to determine what are the characteristics of potentially suspicious transactional behavior and support the global transaction monitoring team in building solutions that identify such activity.

There are three positions available. If this job sounds like a good fit, read on to learn more about applying!

About the Job

COMPANY: JPMorgan Chase & Co. TITLE: Financial Crimes Data Scientist Lead - VP OPENINGS AVAILABLE: 3 LOCATION: Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; and Newark, DE

HOW TO APPLY: You MUST submit your resume using the button below AND complete our skills assessment

Responsibilities include:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and manage strategies that support the model coverage and the impact of any proposed changes to the transaction monitoring and risk scoring utility (RSU) models

  • Present a clear strategy and analysis to the transaction monitoring analysts, the MRG team, and senior management

  • Work with compliance technology and transaction monitoring groups to identify requirements that support the implementation of any model changes

  • Support ad-hoc modeling exercises and analysis

  • Actively interact with the team’s analytics teams which support the implementation of the actual model, and provide feedback and recommendation as needed

  • Prepare metrics and charts and presentations when needed to explain the model strategy and any changes to it

  • Support the drafting and review of technical model documentation and any required reports as needed


  • Advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a quantitative discipline (e.g., economics, finance, statistics, mathematics)

  • Minimum three years of relevant work or research experience

  • Strong coding proficiency, preferably in a scientific language (e.g., Python, R, Spark)

  • Experience with econometric modeling and machine learning techniques and theory

  • Experience working with large data sets in a big data environment

  • Excellent communication skills—both written and oral—with the ability to distill complex model information into clear, concise English

  • Ability to develop strong client relationships

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and balance multiple deliverables at one time

About the team:

They are professionals in their corporate functions and cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Their corporate teams are an essential part of their company, ensuring that they are setting businesses, clients, customers, and employees up for success.

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.:

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses, and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional, and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Their history spans over 200 years and today they are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. They recognize that their people are their strength and the diverse talents they bring to their global workforce are directly linked to their success. They are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at their company. They do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, they make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs. The health and safety of their colleagues, candidates, clients, and communities have been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the “WELL Health-Safety Rating” for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement, and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.

As a part of their commitment to health and safety, they have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. Employees are expected to follow the firm’s current COVID-19 or other infectious disease health and safety requirements, including local requirements. Requirements include sharing information including your vaccine card in the firm’s vaccine record tool and may include mask wearing. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests as required by applicable law.

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