JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Essent Group

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Predictive Modeler / Data Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467597
Date Posted: 11/08/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Predictive Modeler / Data Scientist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Tysons Corner, Virginia, UNITED STATES
Radnor, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
G4 -- Behavioral Finance
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
Data Science
Machine Learning
Consumer Finance
Real Estate

Full Text of JOE Listing:

Essent’s Modeling & Analytics Group is seeking a talented PhD to develop behavioral, economic, and financial models for consumer finance and mortgage risk assessment. The position is responsible for estimating and implementing default, prepayment, loss severity, home price, and cashflow models leveraging both traditional and alternative data and technologies (e.g. credit bureau, alternative data, big data, AI, machine learning). Successful candidates will possess expertise in predictive modeling and the ability to deliver business-oriented communications for technical and non-technical audiences. An understanding of real estate and the US mortgage industry and familiarity with mortgage default and prepayment modeling is preferred. Candidates should be on track to a PhD in finance, economics, statistics, or other quantitative discipline and demonstrate knowledge of financial and behavioral modeling. Programming skills in languages for data manipulation and statistical analysis required (Python, R, SQL, MATLAB, SAS).

Essent Group (NYSE: ESNT) is a private mortgage insurer approved by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and licensed nationwide. We offer private mortgage insurance, also known as MI or PMI, for single-family mortgages in the United States, providing capital to mitigate mortgage risk for lenders and investors.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV
Application deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Application Deadline Has Passed