Credit and Analytics Lead - Credit Integration - Xero Financial Services at Waddle

Commercial Programs, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne finance analytics full-time
Posted a month ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

How you’ll make an impact

You will provide oversight and leadership to the Credit and Analytics function within the Credit Integration Team, an integral part of Financial Services at Xero. This will involve interacting with our lending partners (Banks and Fintechs), Waddle and Xero’s in application lending team, to research and identify how we solve tough customer problems related to credit risk with Xero platform data.

As the Credit and Analytics Lead, you will bring demonstrated experience and knowledge of credit decisioning in a banking or fintech environment to this role. You will work closely with your colleagues in Data, Product, Ecosystem, Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Sales and Go to Market to bring your work to life and build #beautiful, intelligent products and services that delight our users everyday. 

Additionally you will have a key role in monitoring Xero’s data use in Financial Services and liaising with key governance committees across Xero.

What you’ll do

You will be responsible for researching and innovating around how Xero’s platform data can be used to make better credit decisions and improve the experience of a small business when accessing capital.

Work in a cross-functional team to conceive, design, build and operate web-scale, data driven solutions to internal and customer facing Xero business challenges.

Act as an educator and evangelist globally across the Xero business helping to raise the data literacy of the Xero workforce with a particular focus on those in FS product and engineering roles.

Drive adoption of best practice in developing modern data-driven credit products including approaches to design and ways of working.

Mentor and develop members of your team and the wider Xero community, increasing our capability to answer questions about financial services with data and to build and operate intelligent, data-driven, products and services in our financial services customer offerings.

Stay current with emerging practices, techniques and frameworks in the fields of credit risk and data analytics and curate the research that is most relevant and applicable to our business problems.

Champion the ethical application of data and ensure your teams are always working with the best interests of our users in mind.

Constantly feedback issues with data quality and data gaps to our Product build teams and work with them to improve the instrumentation and data coverage of our core products and services.

Cultivate Xero as a great place to work, embracing a growth mindset, intellectual rigour, humility, curiosity, and mutual respect.

What you’ll bring with you

  • Demonstrated experience in analysing and extracting insights from financial services data preferably in a credit functions within lending organisations
  • Deep understanding of underwriting and credit risk management processes within financial services
  • Hands-on experience developing and using automated credit risk models within financial services organisations
  • Expert level hands on practitioner skills in a good selection of the following areas and the appetite to learn those which are unfamiliar:
  • time series forecasting, survival analysis , classical machine learning, actuarial sciences
  • Solid education and working background in statistics
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a small to medium sized teams in a financial services environment
  • Demonstrable experience in business hypothesis formation and the ability to lead a team from business problem to productionised solution
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral and the ability to translate between business and technical audiences
  • Builds effective relationships across all levels of the business
  • Ownership and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.  

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.