Bank of the West Jobs

Job Information

Bank of the West Sr. Data Analytics Analyst – Fraud Prevention in San Ramon, California

Sr. Data Analytics Analyst – Fraud Prevention


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

The Sr. Data Analytics Analyst – Fraud Prevention will be responsible for creating monthly fraud reporting, fraud loss forecasting and developing fraud strategies as it relates to fraud risk exposure. You will support the monthly fraud reporting to support the business monthly reviews. You will proactively identify trends, perform root-cause analyses, draw meaningful conclusions and provide change recommendations to senior management. You will generate existing and adhoc detection alerts to address emerging threats, produce performance reporting, and provide updates/recommended changes. The Analyst will develop, mine, analyze and distribute fraud reporting in SQL/SAS/ big data environments, recommending changes to ensure necessary data is being delivered to drive change for reducing fraud risk.

You will assess strategy change recommendations and evaluate performance post-implementation, revising as needed to support budgeted fraud loss. You should have an understanding on digital and traditional Bank payment solutions such as Zelle, Bill Pay, Wires, mobile deposits, check and etc.

The team member will collaborate with other Fraud Prevention team members and business product owners on new product initiatives with fraud impacts.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage the monthly fraud reporting and trending to support various monthly business reviews.

  • Oversees the business line's data analytics fraud strategy. This may include recommending and developing of related programs for the business line.

  • Manages the research, design, development, testing, retrieval, and data reporting; utilizing the knowledge of various software packages.

  • Identifies business, technology, and process improvement opportunities. This may include making recommendations to business line leaders.

  • Identifies, develops and spearheads automated fraud prevention processes, reporting and dashboards.

  • Establishes and serves as Business Line's "analytic review" function to ensure the uniformity and quality of analytical tools and reports are delivered consistently to business partners.

  • Identifies and works with Fraud Strategist to optimize existing fraud prevention processes by leveraging data.

  • Manages projects and/or small teams to support new initiatives or other automation efforts.

Other Job Duties

  • May coach and mentor junior data analysts

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (Math, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering)


  • Expert in SAS and SQL.

  • Experience Hadoop, Big Data and machine learning.

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Splunk and Tableau.

  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing fraud environment and prioritize deliverables.

  • Ability to condense information and transform technical data into easily understandable concepts.

  • Excellent management and control of work flows to produce deliverables within required timeframes and quality standards.

  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of project management.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Good inter-personal and partnering skills to facilitate effective working relationships.

  • Basic understanding of financial industry, fraud risk management, operational risk management, and/or information security.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer -Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Operations

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Other Locations: United States-California-San Ramon, United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-North Dakota-Fargo, United States-Ohio-Cleveland, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-California-San Francisco, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-New York-New York, United States-California-City of Industry

Requisition ID: 060525