Purpose of Job We are seeking a talented Decision Science
Analyst III for our San Antonio, TX, Plano TX, and Phoenix, AZ
facilities. Relocation assistance is NOT available for this
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Purpose of the Job
Provide decision support for business areas across the
enterprise. Staff in this area will be responsible for applying
mathematical and statistical techniques and/or innovative
/quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make
'insight to action' recommendations to answer business objectives
and drive change. The essence of work performed by the Decision
Science Analyst involves gathering, manipulating and synthesizing
data (e.g., attributes, transactions, behaviors, etc.), models and
other relevant information to draw conclusions and make
recommendations resulting in implementable strategies. Job
Requirements PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Leverages business/analytical knowledge to understand business
The business problems analyzed are typically segments of a
larger problem with significant impact to current and/or future
Applies quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions
and make recommendations to answer the business objective and drive
the appropriate change.
Understands scientific approaches to problem solving.
May translate recommendations into communication materials to
effectively present to colleagues for peer review and l and
Incorporates visualization techniques to support the relevant
points of the analysis and ease the understanding for less
Supports identifying and gathering the relevant and quality data
sources required to fully answer and address the problem for the
recommended strategy through testing or exploratory data analysis
Thoroughly documents assumptions, methodology, validation and
testing to facilitate peer reviews.
Subsequent analysts should be able to rely on documentation to
replicate and continue work.
Delivers analysis/findings in a manner that conveys
understanding, influences up to mid level management, garners
support for recommendations, drives business decisions, and
influences business strategy.
Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics,
Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or other quantitative
OR 4 years work experience in statistics, mathematics or
quantitative analytics or related experience can be substituted in
lieu of a degree in addition to the minimum years of work
Up to 2 years of experience in a decision support analytic
Foundational knowledge of statistical/mathematical decision
making and/or testing methodologies.
Demonstrates foundational knowledge of mathematical and
statistical techniques and approaches used to drive fact-based
Experience developing presentations and communications
Knowledge of data analysis tools, developing analysis queries
and procedures in SQL, SAS, BI tools or other analysis software,
and relevant industry data & methods and ability to connect
external insights to business problems.
Successful completion of a job-related assessment may be
2+ years Analytics experience
2+ years requirements gathering experience
2+ years internal or external customer facing experience
Thorough understanding of the Data Life Cycle
At least 1 year of audit experience – either on an audit team or
interfacing with audit
*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job
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 able to change your
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.
At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in
the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress
environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along
with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our
career path planning and continuing education will assist you with
your professional goals.
USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences
to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven
cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.
For Internal Candidates: Must complete 12 months in current
position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have
manager’s approval prior to posting.
Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is
9/2/2020 by 11:59 pm CST time