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JPMorgan Chase VP, Data Scientist Lead in Columbus, Ohio

The CB Decision Science Team is responsible for working across our retail bank to develop and execute actionable data science and analytical solutions to advance our marketing, product, distribution, and sales strategies. The team also supports a strong control environment and seeks to protect our customers. Within this organization is a team focused on distribution strategy and analytics, sales and conduct practices, and operational controls. This team develops strategies, tools, analytics, and reporting. Our objective is to support the growth and optimization of the branch & ATM network, the innovation of our servicing capabilities, and the creation of sound control analytics that ensure we meet stakeholder expectations and customer needs.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly skilled analyst and data science professional to have meaningful impact on a large scale at a leading financial services firm. The role includes a significant initial focus advancing our modeling and spatial sciences framework supporting branch network optimization. The position offers an opportunity to work with cutting edge big data technologies and methods and to apply analytical, data science and strategic skills to broad range of challenges faced by the firm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop initiatives to improve our data science and spatial sciences capabilities executing against a 12-24 month roadmap to transform branch distribution analytics

  • Develop, plan, and execute complex analytical projects engaging resources across the organization and, at times, leading purpose built teams

  • Synthesize analytical findings for consumption by senior business executives

  • Become trusted advisor and thought leader to executive level customers regarding applications for analytics and implications of analytic results

  • Customers will, at a minimum, include executives responsible for deployment of new branch capabilities as well as business practice executive with control accountabilities

  • Establish and manage relationships with clients and internal partners

  • Deliver scalable solutions that unlock value and enhance capabilities of existing CCB teams through collaborative partnerships

  • Invent new ways to answer key business questions or mitigate risk

  • Provide thought leadership to the Data & Analytics organization on topics including analytics best practices, methods, tools, and infrastructure needs

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to peers and junior analysts, setting standards of excellence by demonstrating professional expertise, strong work ethic, integrity and professional behavior


  • 3+ years of industry experience in data science or business analytics roles (e.g., marketing analytics, sales analytics, risk analytics, distribution analytics, business insights)

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant quantitative field required, advanced degree in an analytical field (e.g. Data Science, Statistics, Economics, Applied Math, Operations Research, Physics, or GIS fields) and/or MBA preferred

  • Experience leading initiatives resulting in material value for the business

  • Thought leader in data science and/or analytics who can help our internal clients define their business problem, create solutions to address it, and execute the implementation

  • Excellent communicator able to convey complex information in an understandable, compelling, and persuasive manner to senior executives

  • Expert knowledge in quantitative methods and experience across a range of modern data science and analytics tools (e.g., SQL, Hive, Hadoop, Spark, Python, R)

  • Understanding of spatial data science and GIS applications (e.g., Esri, QGIS, PostGIS) preferred, but not required

  • Financial services background preferred, but not required

  • Domain specific expertise including fraud/risk analytics, bank operations, and distribution preferred, but not required

Chase is a leading financial services firm, helping nearly half of America's households and small businesses achieve their financial goals through a broad range of financial products. Our mission is to create engaged, lifelong relationships and put our customers at the heart of everything we do. We also help small businesses, nonprofits and cities grow, delivering solutions to solve all their financial needs.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients and communities has been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the "WELL Health-Safety Rating" for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.

As a part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. These requirements may include sharing information in the firm's vaccine record tool, vaccination or regular testing, mask wearing, social distancing and daily health checks. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests.

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