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Senior Research Associate

Capital One
McLean, VA 22101
McLean 2 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, were building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Senior Research Associate

Research Manager, United Income
This role is for a highly analytical, data-oriented, and ambitious candidate with a research background who wants to research and publish path-breaking consumer finance thought leadership that educates the American public, press and policymakers and helps improve outcomes through better decision-making.

By way of background, United Income is a rapidly growing financial technology company (founded by a former Brookings Institution scholar) that was recently acquired by Capital One. It uses new technology to increase the financial potential of customers in ways that have not been possible in the past, and is composed of a unique team of former public policy leaders, technologists, and wealth managers. The team has attracted over 350 media stories about the companys wealth-building innovations and peer-reviewed thought leadership, including research onoptimizing Social Security claiming,debt burdens among older Americans, anddeaccumulation patterns. Now, as part of Capital One, United Incomes growth has accelerated and the team is rapidly expanding to support the next wave of more ambitious growth and technology innovation goals.

Thats where you come in. You will report to United Incomes Head of Growth and work directly with United Incomes leaders to develop and execute an ambitious thought leadership agenda around consumer finance, retirement savings, and older Americans. That will include identifying and vetting research topics, analyzing large data sets, drafting and editing research, and speaking with the media and public about your work.

  • Research Agenda: Survey landscape of consumer finance literature to identify unanswered questions and key misconceptions where our research can cast light

  • Data Analysis: Leverage programming languages (R, Python, SQL) to analyze large consumer and government data sets and identify key findings.

  • Publish Thought Leadership: Draft and edit thought leadership addressing key consumer finance questions. Elicit and respond to peer-reviews to ensure we are releasing the highest quality research.

  • Educate the Public: Discuss findings with the media. Present research at round tables, conferences, and executive level meetings.

  • Work closely with United Income leaders to ensure research learnings inform product strategy and customer communications

Here is what we expect to see:

  • Ability to craft and execute an ambitious research agenda

  • A passion for and knowledge of consumer finance

  • Track record of well-received publications digestible by a general audience

  • Experience briefing the press and publicly discussing research findings

  • Strong data analysis skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly detailed

Here is what is in it for you:

  • Bring us all this - and youll be rewarded with a role offering a real depth of intellectual challenge and a tremendous platform for your work

  • We offer high performers strong and diverse career progression, investing heavily in developing great leaders through our Capital One University training programs (and appropriate external providers)

  • A competitive, world-class benefits package focused on health and wellness for our associates and their families

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in economics, public policy, data science, or other related fields
  • At least 3 years of work experience providing similar work product in fast-paced, research-oriented office (e.g., policy organizations, government, non-profit, or academic)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree
  • High-level proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint; capacity to quickly master analytical methods and related software
  • Clear writing skills and high attention to detail
  • STATA, SAS, R, or Python expertise
  • Previous experience with SQL databases

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Posted: 2020-03-09 Expires: 2020-05-09

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