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Monday, January 29, 2007

Risk Metrics Analytics Specialist Consultant - M Squared (San Jose, CA)

M Squared Consulting, Inc. – Project Opportunity – Risk Metrics Analytics Specialist Consultant Responsibilities

A seasoned hands-on Risk Metrics and Analytics Specialist consultant is required to support the Trust and Safety group at a leading Internet commerce company in Silicon Valley. Reporting to the Director of Risk Metrics and Analytics, the consultant will be responsible for helping our client in the following areas:

Take on a series of projects devoted to protecting the user and keeping transactions secure

  • There are several different openings for consultants with this business unit so the exact projects will depend on the specific skills of the consultant
  • Develop statistical models that predict bad users of the system
  • Perform advanced data analysis which will lead to creating better policies
  • Monitor metrics and create reports to support the rest of the company management in decision making on some businesses completely overhaul the metrics process
  • Create reports which communicate critical trends and present them to different groups within the different business units.
  • Statistical models
  • Advanced data analysis reports
  • Proposals on new metrics processes
  • Additional support of activities of Analytics and Metrics department
Industry Experience

The industry is less important than the functional experience. There still is a strong benefit of having worked in banking, financial services, or insurance.

Functional Experience

  • Very strong working knowledge of SAS language. At least 3-4 (more is better!) years of hands-on experience.
  • Proven ability to build statistical models using SAS (formerly Statistical Analysis System) and manage junior SAS modelers/statisticians.
  • 3-5 years working experience in a relevant field like: Data-Mining, Quantitative Research, or Risk Management Department within a financial institution.
  • Strong experience understanding databases and SQL, particularly how they work and how to get data out.
  • Proven business reporting experience. Ability to leverage existing tools. There is a desire to create reporting solutions where information is organized in different "layers" with increasing granularity. Excel is OK but a browser-based solution is particularly interesting.
  • At least masters degree in very quantitative field (in order of preference: Statistics, operations Research, Math, Economics). PhD is a plus.
  • Minimum 5-10 years of business experience.
Personality/other Attributes
  • Demonstrated high energy and creativity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A passion for analyzing highly complex data sets with a practical understanding of quantitative methods
  • Relentless customer-focus
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Superb attention to detail
  • An active user of the Internet for personal shopping

This is a 4-6 month engagement which will begin as soon as an appropriate resource is identified. The consultant will be onsite 40 hours weekly though it may be possible to work remotely occasionally.

About M Squared

M Squared is a boutique consulting company focused on providing senior level talent for a variety of short- and long-term engagements. We work with a network of experienced professionals to match your expertise with the project needs of our clients. The consultants in our network have an average of 10-15 years of business experience in all industries and across all functional disciplines – Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Information Technology, and Top Management.

If you would like to be considered for future M Squared projects, please complete a profile by going to the following URL: https://consultants.msquared.com/cfdocs/msquared/newconsultant.cfm. This profile, complete with your resume, is the critical component of how we locate you when we are identifying potential consultants for our clients. There is no cost or obligation to joining our network, and your profile is not shared with our clients without your consent. Please review our web site www.msquared.com so you have a good sense of how we work.

Please send all resumes and inquiries to Anna Brambilla.

Thank you.

Anna Schulman Brambilla - Consultant Services Manager M Squared Consulting, Inc. 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850 San Francisco, CA 94104 phone: 415.391.1038 x284 fax: 415.981.6731 abrambilla@msquared.com www.msquared.com Targeted Expertise. Driving Results.

Top Management * Marketing * Human Resources * Finance * Operations * Information Technology

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