Director - Credit Risk Analytics

Austin, TX - $209,000 - $240,000

Founded in 2005 as the first peer-to-peer marketplace lending platform in the U.S., Prosper was built on a simple idea: connect people who want to borrow money with those who want to invest. Since inception, Prosper has helped more than a million people gain access to affordable credit with over $23 billion in loans originated through its platform. Our mission is to help our customers advance their financial well-being through a variety of products including personal loans, credit, home equity lines of credit (HELOC), and our newest product, HELoan. Our diverse culture rewards accountability and cross functional teamwork because we believe this encourages innovative thinking and helps us deliver on our mission.

We're on a mission to hire the very best, and we are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere. It is important to us that every hire connects with our vision, mission, and core values. Join a leading fintech company that's democratizing finance for all!

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The Role

As the first peer to peer lending marketplace in the United States, Prosper has a history of innovation. As a growing company that generates cash (rare in the valley), Prosper also has a history of generating results.

The Director, Credit Risk Analytics is responsible for underwriting credit strategies and oversight of credit quality and performance of the Personal Loan portfolios. The incumbent is responsible for the life cycle of credit management including compliance with requirements of regulators and internal control and will recommend opportunities and propose resolutions for improved efficiency, effectiveness, and/or risk reduction for the portfolio. The incumbent is required to review, analyze, and enhance the risk strategies through the use of Machine Learning models and credit data to manage the acquisition growth while delivering expected returns to the investors. S/he will work with cross-functional teams in Product, Engineering, Legal/Compliance and Marketing to deliver the credit strategies as per design.

The ideal candidate is expected to bring broad and in-depth consumer lending expertise to the team, be comfortable to be hands-on to guide team to develop strategies for automated credit decisions, own the end-to-end process to ensure the credit strategies are performing as expected to support business growth while managing credit losses effectively. S/he should be a passionate business and people leader who has the business acumen and domain expertise to guide team to tackle challenges in novel and effective ways. Making better, faster and more agile risk strategies keeps our marketplace competitive and ensures that we continue to deliver on our mission of advancing financial well-being

Problems You Will Solve

  • Develop credit strategies to improve the credit performance by using data, statistical models and advanced analytics tools
  • Turn findings/gaps into strategy enhancement to present recommendations to the Risk Management and broader Prosper community with the considerations of business impact and cost needed
  • Maintain credit losses within the risk appetite
  • Bring innovative/out of the box thinking to make recommendations and approaching/solving problems
  • Design A/B tests and understand the risk-return trade-offs
  • Identify and evaluate new vendors/data sources and create business cases
  • Partner with Product, Marketing and Engineering teams to implement strategies and monitor the strategy performance
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis related to risk management, investor services, product, and operations
  • Analyze portfolio performance at a granular segment level on an ongoing basis. Identify trends and conduct root-cause analysis to isolate key performance drivers.
  • Work with legal and compliance team to ensure strategies and policies comply with all the regulatory requirements
  • Have experience with credit loss forecast and stress testing exercise

About You

  • Master's degree in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering or Economics.
  • 10+ years of experience managing credit risk in consumer lending industry
  • 5+ years of people leadership experience
  • Strong business acumen and extensive knowledge about credit management
  • Outstanding thought leadership and skills to translate business problem into analytical problems; ability to build and enhance framework
  • Exceptional communication skills in both written and oral - ability to communicate technical subject matter clearly and succinctly to other team members and Senior Management team
  • A team player - collaborate with people across functions
  • Business owner mentality
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Ability to work productively in a remote/in-person hybrid working environment

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to collaborate with a team of creative, fun, and driven colleagues on products that have an immediate and significant impact on peoples lives
  • The opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with experienced industry leaders
  • Flexible time off, comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) employer match, paid parental leave, and other wellness benefits
  • A bevy of other perks including Udemy access, childcare assistance, pet insurance discounts, legal assistance, and additional discounts through Perkspot
  • The ability to work remotely in the United States

$209,000 - $240,000 a year

Compensation details: The salary for this position is $209 -$240k annually, plus bonus and generous benefits. In determining your salary, we will consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

Location Austin, TX (78716)
Rate $209,000 - $240,000
Job Type Full Time
Company Prosper Marketplace
Posted 16 days ago