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Data Scientist

Experience: 6-6
Posted: 28 Jul,2021
Location: United Arab Emirates

Data Scientists extract value from data using advanced analytics techniques.  This role is responsible for experimenting with data, identifying patterns, applying statistical analysis, build data science models to predict and also engage in the development of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning based solutions.  Data scientist will determine requirements to train and evolve deep learning models and algorithms.  Using all these techniques and technologies, data scientists will help make decisions and predict future outcomes of certain products and services.  The role will help data & analytics team in the planning, evaluating, and selecting the right data science capabilities for the Bank.  The role serves as an advisor to the data management team to develop and deliver enterprise-wide solutions for complex data analytic challenges.

Key Accountabilities of the role

1. Use advanced analytics methods to extract value from business data
2. Perform large-scale experimentation and build data-driven models to answer business questions
3. Conduct research on cutting-edge techniques and tools in machine learning/deep learning/artificial intelligence
4. Determine requirements that will be used to train and evolve deep learning models and algorithms
5. Articulate a vision and roadmap for the exploitation of data as a valued corporate asset
6. Influence product teams through presentation of data-based recommendations
7. Evangelize best practices to analytics and products teams
8. Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
9. Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing analytics delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
10. Build analytics tools that utilize the data to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.
11. Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data and Design teams to assist with analytics related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
12. Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality data systems.
13. Ensure that all data science related work meets data security requirements.
14. Maintains relevant documentation to enable peers and other teams to benefit from data science use cases implemented.

Specialist Skills / Technical Knowledge

Can work with data to identify patterns.
Use judgement to form conclusions that may challenge conventional wisdom and focus on the crux of issues to identify high-leverage intervention points and strategies.
Rapidly acquire new knowledge and learn new skills
Seek to understand business needs and get results that have a clear, positive, and direct impact on business performance
Apply different strategies to convince others to change their opinions or plans and ensure that proposals or arguments are supported by strong logic and a compelling business case, addressing all relevant factors.
Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
Communication and storytelling
Teamwork and collaboration
Banking domain business knowledge
Advanced analytics modelling and orchestration
Solid development skills in Java, Scala and SQL
Sound knowledge of using data science tools and languages like Cloudera Data Science Workbench (CDSW), Jupyter Notebook, Python etc.
Clear hands-on mastery in big datab systems - Hadoop ecosystem, Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, Google), in-memory database systems (HANA, Hazel cast, etc) and other database systems - traditional RDBMS (Terradata, SQL Server, Oracle), and NoSQL databases (Cassandra, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
Comfortable in dashboard development (Tableau, Powerbi, Qlik, etc) and in developing data analytics models (R, Python, Spark)

Previous experience:

At least 6+ years of progressively responsible relevant experience in data engineering, including creating partnerships, implementing data science solutions, and understanding the underlying technologies needed to enable data science across a midsized or large organization
Extensive experience working with Big Data tools and building data solutions for advanced analytics
Experience with statistical software, scripting languages, and packages (e.g. R, MATLAB, SAS, and Python)
Considerable experience in solving business problems with advanced analytical solutions
Proven experience in conducting statistical analysis and building models with advanced scripting language such as R, SPSS, or other analytic tools.
Experience building and deploying predictive models, web scraping, and scalable data pipelines.
Strong understanding of statistical methods and skills such as Bayesian Networks Inference, linear and non-linear regression, hierarchical, mixed models/multi-level modeling
Familiar with big data technologies (e.g. Cloudera), Data Engineering (e.g. Informatica), Data Streaming (Kafka), CDC, etc.

Required Skills

Hadoop ecosystem