Risk Data Scientist

Website Regions

Job Description:

At Regions, the Risk Data Scientist researches, models, implements, and validates algorithms (predictive and prescriptive) to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes.

The position at this level works with small teams of data scientists, analysts, and visualization experts and independently contributes to solving complex business problems and enabling effective risk management. Additionally, the position at this level requires in-depth knowledge in quantitative analytical methods, data management, visualization, and programming skills suitable to drive data-driven decisions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works with large, structured, and un-structured datasets
  • Uses quantitative and analytical techniques to accelerate profitable growth and monitor and mitigate risk – unlocking value across all functional areas of business
  • Uses Big Data tools (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, H2O, CDSW, Domino Labs, etc.) to build data analytics solutions
  • Builds machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) models from development through testing and validation
  • Designs rich data visualizations to communicate complex ideas to business leaders and executives
  • Draws insights from data to make quick, well informed decisions with available information
  • Primarily focuses on daily deliverables of routine and defined outputs, while at the same time developing knowledge of the broader context in which the work is being performed

This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.


  • Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of related experience
  • Or Master’s degree and two (2) years of related experience in a quantitative/analytical/STEM field
  • One (1) year of hands-on experience with Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Impala, Spark, or Kafka
  • One (1) year of working experience with statistical and predictive modeling concepts and approaches such as machine learning, clustering and classification techniques, and artificial intelligence
  • One (1) year of working programming experience analyzing large, complex, and multi-dimensional datasets using a variety of tools such as SAS, Python, Ruby, R, Matlab, Scala, or Java


  • Background in banking and/or other financial services
  • Experience in Agile Software Development
  • May require experience in libraries such as TensorFlow, Pytorch, or Keras
  • Knowledge in Google Analytics and/or Adobe Digital

Skills and Competencies

  • Advanced Structured Query Language (SQL) skills
  • Comfortable with both relational databases and Hadoop-based data mining frameworks
  • Deep understanding of statistical and predictive modeling concepts, machine learning approaches, clustering and classification techniques, and recommendation and optimization algorithms
  • Expertise in analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets
  • Proficient in visualization tools like Power Business Intelligence (BI) and Tableau
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to communicate with both business and Information Technology (IT) leaders
  • Strong communication skills through data visualizations as well as written and oral presentations

Position Type

Full time

Benefits Information

Regions offers a benefits package that is flexible, comprehensive and recognizes that “one size does not fit all” for associates. Listed below is a synopsis of the benefits offered by Regions for informational purposes, which is not intended to be a complete summary of plan terms and conditions.

  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time
  • 401K with Company Match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Associate Volunteer Program

Please note, benefits and plans may be changed, amended, or terminated with respect to all or any class of associate at any time. To learn more about Regions’ benefits, please click or copy the link below to your browser.


Location Details

Riverchase North


Hoover, Alabama

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

OFCCP Disclosure: Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

To apply for this job please visit careers.regions.com.