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Senior Specialist, Modelling (Insurance & Lending)


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 25, 2019.

Sector: Client Solutions Language Designation: English Essential Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ Salary Range: $89823.44 to $112279.30 Position Status: Temporary Full Time We’re not your typical government agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.

We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing.

At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.

Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™) At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done.

We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work.

Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable.

You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives.

You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

About the role We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships.

Your expertise in applying advanced analytical skills and knowledge of financial and mortgage sectors to modelling initiatives at CMHC with the purpose of informing decision making, enhancing risk management and building automated systems will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.

This is a 12 months contract.

What you will need
• Postgraduate degree or higher in a quantitative discipline such as finance, mathematics, economics, statistics or actuarial sciences
• Minimum of five years of experience in modelling or quantitative analytics at a bank, insurance company, asset manager or other type of financial institution.

• Professional designation (Actuarial, Chartered Financial Analyst, Professional Risk Manager, Financial Risk Manager, certificate in Quantitative Finance) considered an asset.

• Strong understanding of mathematical finance and risk management.

• Good understanding of Canada’s financial sector and real estate markets.

• Ability to work in a sophisticated technological environment utilizing various modelling and programming tools.

• Creative analytical ability.

• Communication skills to different types of audience.

• Ability to work on different projects and prioritize.

• Demonstrated ability to conduct rigorous analysis using critical thinking and judgment to resolve complex issues.

• Experience in leading projects or teams.

What you will be doing
• Participating in the development of policies, guidelines and internal protocols regarding pricing (Insurance & Lending) modelling and analytics.

• Maintaining relationships with internal and external partners to ensure the bidirectional knowledge transfer required to develop, validate and implement models using the state-of-the-art methods and technology.

• Providing training and expert advice on modelling and quantitative analysis to external clients, as well as to peers and management across CMHC.

• Developing new models to inform business decisions and analysis; models are used for purposes such as underwriting, pricing, stress testing, capital adequacy assessment, business analytics including financial projections, and automated systems and tools.

• Managing model development projects by leading or coordinating multi-disciplinary teams whose members may include model users, internal modelling experts, external modelling experts and other stakeholders.

• Monitoring model performance to ensure ongoing quality, and proactively identify opportunities to improve existing models and analytical tools.

• Supporting the migration of models from development to production system environments.

• Maintaining and apply expert knowledge of best practices and recent advances in quantitative methods and analytical techniques.

• Conducting data mining and big data analyses using state-of-the-art methods.

• Monitoring market trends, economic conditions and other factors that influence financial and mortgage sectors.

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We’re excited to hear from you Posting closing date: December 8th, 2019 11:59 pm EDT (Note, the competition may remain active until filled) Job Requisition ID: 4192 Primary Location: Ottawa , Ontario Other Location(s): Multiple locations in Canada Security Requirement: Secret Travel Requirement: Travel not required We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Diversity CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada’s official languages.

CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.