[Acmsmajors] Fw: Analyst Position at WAMU - Market Risk
advising at math.washington.edu
Thu Apr 26 13:31:08 PDT 2007
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 16:56:40 -0700
> From: "Chan, Susan" <susan.chan at wamu.net>
> We're looking to fill a few spots. Would you mind forwarding this to
> department advisers at the Business school, Applied Math, Math, Physics,
> Chemistry, Statistics?
> Thanks so much
> Susan Chan, CFA
> Portfolio Management
> Washington Mutual
> Market Risk Analyst Position Description:
>> 1. Based on input from the risk reporting manager or the risk
>> reporting team, produces, maintains and distributes documents such as
>> corporate or business unit level risk reports, limit monitoring tools,
>> presentation aids, spreadsheets, manuals, charts, templates, models
>> and other hard-copy or soft-copy materials of similar scope and
>> 2. Follows documented processes for daily production activity; may
>> adapt or amend these processes as warranted by business changes or new
>> 3. Sets up and maintains distribution lists and coordinates the
>> dissemination of various materials to a wide range of managers/team
>> 4. Plays greater role in documenting and creating risk monitoring
>> processes. May determine most appropriate information source(s),
>> gather data and determines appropriate methodology for producing
>> desired result.
>> 5. May have day to day responsibility for various aspects of system
>> maintenance, data security, access
>> 6. May be called upon to be key point of contact for particular
>> business units, certain production system issues or outages
>> 7. Develops, as part of the project team, the requirements/scope of
>> any risk report improvement or correction projects
>> 8. May take the lead to coordinate reporting activities and
>> deliverables with other team members under the supervision of Manager
>> I or other senior staff.
>> 9. Makes needed improvements or corrections to risk reports or
>> reporting tools. In such improvement projects, maintains on-going
>> communication with key managers and team leaders to coordinate
>> meetings/assignments/deadlines, exchange information, update records,
>> or to get clarification with respect to specific matters.
>> 10. Creates ad-hoc reports and reporting tools to meet specific
>> requirements as directed by Manager I or other senior staff.
>> Knowledge Requirements:
>> *Strong working knowledge of productivity software
>> *Bank business operations and procedures, including the regulations
>> that impact them, within scope of authority.
>> *Fixed Income securities processing or risk measurement experience
>> *Key understanding of front, middle and back office systems and
>> *Informational technology skills
>> *Mortgage banking risk measurement experience
>> Demonstrated Ability:
>> *Works effectively by prioritizing and organizing work to meet
>> deadlines and multiple demands.
>> *Formulates sound conclusion and recommend optimal course of action
>> based on analysis.
>> *Operates PC and database/project management tools as required by the
>> *Handles confidential information appropriately based on project needs
>> and corporate standards.
>> *Effective analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills
>> *Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well on cross-functional
>> project teams and foster team commitment to tasks.
>> *Capable of delivering small group presentations.
>> *Takes information provided by others and synthesizes combines,
>> analyzes and report essential elements.
>> *Experienced in Securities processing desk, project or system
>> *Strong verbal and written communication skills
>> *Capable of providing effective training to colleagues.
>> *Can create a low-to-moderate-complexity risk report under moderate
>> *Capable of developing and maintaining change control process for risk
>> *Strong project management skills, operating as part of a team
>> organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects
>> *Bachelor's Degree in Math, Science, Statistics or other quantitative
>> field, and four years of progressively responsible related work
>> *3 to 5+ years financial markets and/or information technology
>> experience ( work experience would be ideal, but it is not a
>> *Previous project team experience
>> Washington Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace
>> differences, welcome diversity, and value a culture of respect
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