VP / AVP, Senior Data Scientist, Analytics Centre of Excellence, DBS Transformation Group

DBS Bank Limited
Singapore, Singapore
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Function

Here at the DBS Transformation Group, we focus on nurturing the culture of the "World's Best Digital Bank" (Euromoney, 2016 & 2018) and Best Bank in the World (Euromoney 2019). Our approach is a combination of both science and art; we immerse our stakeholders in the world of design thinking and experimentation, drive rigorous creativity along our pipeline, and build connections between corporate entrepreneurs and start-ups. We are a cross-disciplinary team focused on the invention of solutions that will radically improve the way people live, work and play. We are passionate and committed to making banking joyful (while having lots of fun)!


The Analytics Centre of Excellence is established as the central team to develop the machine learning practice for DBS Group. The senior data scientist in the Analytics Centre of Excellence will have opportunities to work on huge varieties of problems across sales and marketing, customer management, revenue optimization, risk prevention, operation efficiency, network monitoring, AML and many more other areas.

We work to implement high performance advanced analytics solutions using python/Spark/R. The successful candidate will lead the efforts to propose advanced analytics to drive business value, including:
  • Understand the business domain and relevant dataset
  • Provide end-to-end advanced solutions to design, develop and deploy to production system
  • Build the CICD practice to manage models regarding quick experiments and feedback loop
  • Communicate/Interpret/execute analytics result and machine learning model details with business and stakeholders
  • Lead junior staff, help them learn and grow

  • Requirements

    • 10+ years industry/finance working experience (3+ years' experience for PhD),
    • direct banking experience with front business will be a plus;
    • The candidate must have excellent problem solving and advanced analytic skills.
    • Excellent programming skills in Python, Spark and R and familiar with software development methodology
    • Familiar with machine learning framework and different tasks performed during the modelling process. In-depth understanding of data processing, wrangling and feature engineering techniques
    • Proficiency with code management tools such Git/Bitbucket and willing to take up other software development tools such as Jira and confluence
    • Have developed and implemented industry machine learning solution for classification, prediction, forecasting and anomality detection problems
    • Eager to learn and get hands dirty with new technology

    Preferred Requirements
    • Experience in models covering marketing, recommendation, customer acquisition, churn and pricing, quantitative finance, and credit, etc.
    • Experience in campaign design & sequential experiment
    • Experience building large scale distributed machine learning solutions
    • Experience building robust & high-throughout API for analytics-as-a-service solutions
    • Familiar with NLP/Graph Mining/Deep Learning
    • CFA/CPA/FRM certificate will be a plus

    Company Overview

    DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 200 branches across 15 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is a market leader in Singapore with over four million customers and also has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth, namely, Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's strong capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings that are among the highest in the Asia-Pacific region, earned it Global Finance's "Safest Bank in Asia" accolade for three consecutive years, in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

    Why Join Us?

    DBS: Large, strong and growing

    DBS is the largest bank in South East Asia and one of the strongest in the world. Coupled with a growing footprint in the three key axes of growth, namely Southeast Asia, South Asia and Greater China, DBS is uniquely positioned to capture numerous opportunities in the region.

    For five consecutive years since 2009, Global Finance named DBS the "Safest bank in Asia", with credit ratings of "AA-" and "Aa1", among the highest in the Asia-Pacific region. With a resilient balance sheet and prudent financial management, it stands out as one of the few banks with the strength and confidence to grow both its revenues and its employees in an industry facing considerable uncertainty.

    Team / Exposure

    Analytics is a key focus area for the CEO. The BA leadership works very closely with top management to realize the analytics agenda for the bank. The role will work alongside BA leadership, making regular presenting to senior management including C-level executives, thereby getting considerable exposure to the consumer bank leadership across the region

    Career growth

    Given the rapidly growing importance of analytics in the industry and the sharp focus of DBS top management, strong performance in this role, demonstrating in-depth understanding and strong execution skills will set the incumbent on a trajectory to senior roles within the consumer banking group whether in analytics or in the business. DBS is confident that it will be able to provide a good performer with many opportunities to grow and develop as result of the strong internal mobility options and the bank's commitment to people development.


    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements.

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