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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Product Manager, Home Price Index Analyst - First American (San Francisco, CA)

First American is the nation's largest data provider, supplying information resources and services that impact the major economic events of people's lives. We serve mortgage, real estate, and consumer-related businesses, as well as consumers themselves, with the data to help them make decisions, operate their businesses, and advance their lives. Tracing our history to 1889, The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is based in Santa Ana, California. Today, with revenues exceeding $6 billion, our company has 31,000 employees and 2,000 offices throughout the United States and abroad. For more detailed information about First American, please visit our Web site at: www.firstam.com.


LoanPerformance, a division of First American CoreLogic (FACL), the nation's largest provider of property and ownership information, analytics and services is the leader in mortgage finance, securitization, servicing and real estate information and analytics. We created and maintain the industry's largest and most robust mortgage securities and servicing databases and provide state-of-the-art analytical tools that our banking, investor and regulator clients use to analyze and manage their loan portfolios. LoanPerformance uses collected data to be the 'voice' of the mortgage industry. Since our inception in 1983 LoanPerformance has become the "brain trust", the definitive source of expert information about the state of the mortgage securities and mortgage servicing marketplaces.

As a member of The First American Corporation family of companies, LoanPerformance has access to an unrivaled set of data assets, including real estate information representing 99.1% of the population of the United States. For more information, please visit our website http://www.loanperformance.com.

Join us as a Product Manager - Home Price Index (HPI) Analyst working among the smartest and most often-quoted real estate information professionals in the business.
You will play a key role in the ongoing development, enhancement and maintenance of LoanPerformance HPI, the industry-leading home price index deployed via TrueStandings, our web-based analytics, reporting and data delivery platform. You will also be responsible for integrating other real estate data products with LoanPerformance HPI.

The responsibilities of this position also include identifying, addressing, and fulfilling "ahead of the curve" real estate data opportunities and solutions that will both increase and deepen our client base. The position also involves significant interfacing with our sales, client services, marketing, analytics and engineering teams.

Note: This position can be located in San Francisco, Sacramento or Santa Ana, CA.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

- Minimum BA/BS degree (Master's preferred) in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics or Finance

- Minimum of 2-3 years' exposure/experience in real estate data and information

- Excellent product management and business analysis skills

- Strong analytical skills with an ability to specify real estate performance metrics

- Ability to assess product opportunities through market research and client feedback to develop market sizing, pricing, costing and ROI analyzes

- Experience in working with MS Office, MS Visio, MS Project and business intelligence tools (preferably MicroStrategy)

- Excellent communication skills (written and oral), team driven, client-focused and strong innovation/creativity



- Experience with geospatial and geographic data a big plus

- Knowledge of home price indices and real estate economics

- Experience with the application of home price index products to mortgage portfolios

- Experience in working with offshore development teams

- Familiarity with Agile/Scrum project methodology




First American offers an empowered work environment that encourages creativity, initiative and professional growth.

Our salary and benefits package is competitive including:

- Health, dental and vision care

- 401(k) retirement savings plan including a company match tied to profitability

- Long-term disability insurance

- Short-term disability insurance

- Discount stock purchase program

- Tuition assistance program

- Title and escrow fee reimbursement program

- Company credit union


E.O.E. M/F/V/D

The First American Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, religion, marital status or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

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