Senior Analyst – Fraud Analytics

Zip Co

About Us

We are Zip, a rapidly expanding global fintech headquartered out of Sydney, Australia with a growing presence focused in the US and UK markets.

We’re here to simplify how the world pays for what they need by connecting merchants with consumers and offering them fair and seamless payment solutions, everywhere.

Our values: Customer First, Own It, Stronger Together and Change the Game, are at the heart of everything we do. They form our Mamba mentality – how we’re better than yesterday, and are used to create game-changing experiences for our customers and our people.

Join us on our mission to be the first payment choice, everywhere and every day.

The role

The Senior Fraud Analyst in our Fraud Team within the Data & Risk function will undertake fraud analytics to enhance Zip’s fraud detection, prevention and reporting capabilities. This role will also work closely with the Fraud Operations Team in the identification of high risk patterns, outliers and emerging fraud threats, in order to continually optimise fraud strategies to protect Zip and its customers.

You’ll Also

  • Analyse structured/unstructured data using analytical techniques to optimise real-time application and transaction fraud strategies.
  • Support the development of analytical findings through reports, dashboards and data visualisations to monitor for fraud trends and raise the visibility of fraud threats.
  • Implement new fraud prevention and detection strategies in Zip systems to mitigate against identified/emerging fraud threats.
  • Perform ad-hoc data extracts and analytics to support complex fraud investigations.
  • Work closely with the Fraud Operations Team to quickly respond to rapidly evolving threats and implement rule-based analytical solutions.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Fraud Analytics team to solve analytical problems.
  • Formulate and have input into fraud data requirements as part of new product/feature initiatives in an agile delivery environment.
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This is an exciting opportunity for a fraud analytics professional with a passion for data to make their mark at Zip through the development/ongoing delivery of business fraud insights and fraud strategies that will underpin sustainable business growth and support our operational teams in mitigating fraud risk.

To Help Us Level Up, You’ll Bring

  • Tertiary qualifications in a quantitative discipline (E.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Actuarial Studies, Economics).
  • 3+ years fraud analytics experience, preferably in retail banking/consumer finance/payments/e-commerce environment, with experience in fraud detection and prevention.
  • Strong exposure to analytical scripting languages, such as SQL, Python, and R.
  • Proficiency with business intelligence and reporting tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, Excel
  • Experience in interrogating, interpreting and manipulating large datasets to deliver business reporting/insights.
  • Experience in the management of fraud decision systems, including strategy implementation, testing and rule maintenance.
  • Strong knowledge of fraud typologies and emerging fraud threats in an e-commerce/card fraud context.
  • Strong stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills.
  • Experience in mentoring junior fraud analysts.
  • Our values in your DNA: Customer First, Own It, Stronger Together and Change the Game

Bonus Points For

  • Hands-on modelling experience and the application of statistical/machine learning/deep learning techniques (E.g. GLMs, XGBOOST, k-means clustering, neural networks, random forests, anomaly detection etc.).
  • Experience using AWS Athena and exposure to tools such as Databricks, Gitlab and Bitbucket.
  • Previous experience with and understanding of graph databases (e.g. Neo4J).

We’re looking for someone who always finds new boundaries to cross – a future Zipster who will obsess over excellence and make constant improvements for our customers. We’ve removed the red tape here to get things done quickly, so if you see a problem, own the solution. You’ve gotta hustle at Zip!

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If you only meet some of the requirements for this role, that’s okay. We value a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas and believe this is fundamental for our future success. So, if you have the curiosity to learn and the willingness to teach what you know, we’d love to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive workplace that provides equal opportunities to all persons regardless of their age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or anything else.

Benefits @ Zip

  • Flexible working culture
  • Share incentive programs
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Birthday and wellness leave
  • Epic offices with a casual dress code
  • Fun team with high-growth hustle
  • Free breakfast and weekly lunches
  • Heaps of social events

Join us on our mission to be the first payment choice, everywhere and every day.

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  • Job function

    Finance, Analyst, and Engineering

  • Industries

    Financial Services and Information Technology and Services


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