Credit Risk Model Validator

Warszawa, PL, 02-460 Helsinki, FI, 500 København S, DK, 2300 Stockholm, SE, 111 44

Job ID: 19133 

Would you like to be part of a team with experienced and talented colleagues and make a difference for Nordea’s credit risk models? We are currently looking for skilled analysts to strengthen Nordea's independent model validation function.

At Nordea, we’re committed to being a partner our customers and society can count on. Compliance and integrity go hand in hand. 
Joining us means you’ll have an impact on how we do banking – today and tomorrow. So bring your ideas, skills and unique background. With us, you’ll be in good company with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, grow and make your mark on something bigger.

About this opportunity

Welcome to the Model Risk & Validation unit. We add value by independently validating models used in Nordea and assessing the risks related to their use. As a Quantitative Risk Analyst (or Senior Quantitative Risk Analyst depending on experience), you will play a key role in ensuring that models satisfy internal and external standards for conceptual soundness, performance and use.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Take a active role in the validation of existing, new and changed credit risk models, with particular focus on IRB models (PD/LGD/EAD).
  • Use quantitative and qualitative analyses to identify and assess model risk.
  • Communicate the outcome of our reviews to a variety of stakeholders, including senior management and board of directors.
  • Advise and guide model developers and other stakeholders in managing model risks.
  • Develop and improve techniques and processes for model validation.

You will join a dynamic and inclusive team of experienced model risk experts with diverse backgrounds and willingness to share their expertise and learn from you. We work in a cross-border team with team members in Copenhagen, Helsinki and Warsaw. We provide a working environment with a balanced hybrid approach combining both collaboration in the office and remote work.

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  

To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Have strong analytical skills.
  • Are confident in your analysis, but also willing to challenge your views with peers.
  • Engage in a productive collaboration with stakeholders including model owners/developers.
  • Enjoy working in a team, but also master working independently.
  • Have an eye for detail, yet able to see the big picture.
  • Have excellent skills in spoken and written communication (English).
  • Effectively communicate complex topics to a variety of stakeholders.

In addition, we believe that your experience and background entails:

  • Academic degree – either at Master or PhD level – in a quantitative field, such as mathematics, statistics, finance, engineering or economics with a specialisation in a quantitative subject.
  • Proficiency in Python or SAS programming is an advantage.


Candidates with different levels of seniority will be considered. For senior roles the following additional experience is expected:

  • Solid professional track record of working with models within the financial sector, in particular IRB models.
  • Experience in model development, validation and/or risk management from the financial industry; working in a second or third line of defence unit or in a similar position at the regulatory authorities is an advantage.
  • Experience in working with credit risk data.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements relating to credit risk.
  • Project management skills is an advantage.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 03/10/2023.

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.


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