Data Scientist - Commercial Banking

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The Data Scientist role is based within UK Commercial Banking. The role holder can work out of London or Birmingham, as the team is dual site. The role supports the head of the team in delivering the goals of the team and periodically manages interactions with stakeholders.
The main purpose of the role is to:
  • To support the Business Unit in maximizing understanding & profitability and in meeting its business objectives. Use business judgment & analytical tools in driving the best results for the business unit
  • Achieved through a combination of using data, analysis, brainstorming sessions and business judgment in identifying & leading new opportunities and establishing oneself as the Subject matter expert in own field of expertise.
  • Also develop other On shore & Off shore Analysts & business stakeholders by appropriate training sessions, guidance & thought leadership.
  • Taking the lead in developing, maintaining and improving high quality validated strategies, while leading projects that support the goals of the team.
  • Involves taking initiative in identifying gaps in data & in understanding and managing a range of analytical and modelling projects from inception to delivery

Skills/Experience required for the role

  • Strong Analytical Reasoning
  • Highly developed analytical skills to extract information from data and translate to business language & financial impacts.
  • Ability to manage time effectively to ensure delivery of multiple projects.
  • Possess strong skills in analytical tools such as SAS, R and Python.
  • Enhance the existing advance analytics modelling, methodologies and contributing to new idea in methodology and modelling, machine learning algorithms and report visualization.
  • Involve in projects in transforming the business analytics reporting and analytics capabilities.
  • Contribute to innovation initiatives and overall business analytics strategy under the regional business analytics head and or direct supervisor €™s guidance and directives.
  • As a key member in the team, to assist the senior business analytics team leader on bringing in new insight to the commercial bank business by contributing to the design of analytical solutions or experiments to facilitate business strategy formulation in the region.
  • Develop new tracking reports and dashboards to monitor business performance to support senior management’s decision making processes and to conduct customer centric analysis to identify factors contributing to business opportunities for growth and customer retentions.
  • To assist the senior business analytics team leader in translating the new solutions and idea into analytics or reporting framework and to work with the dedicated team to ensure the data availability, data visualization and reporting processes are capable for the purposes above.
  • Provide guidance and training to offshore analytics team on the new techniques, processes and reporting data requirements.
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate analysis and recommendations to colleagues at different levels of the organisation

  • Exposed to direct interactions with stakeholders and business colleagues at different levels of the organisation
  • A Bachelorsdegree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Financial Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or any other related discipline is required, an MSc or higher would be advantageous.
  • Recent track record of working experience in banking industry or FinTech is desirable.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in big data, machine learning algorithm, predictive algorithms, statistics modelling and data mining.
  • Ability to translate technical thoughts & ideas into the business processes and/or business system environments.
  • Interested in staying up to date on the latest analytics and big data technologies.
  • Good experience with new technologies research and data visualization tools will be a strong plus.
  • Analytical mindset and able to work independently as well as a strong team player.
  • Working experience in business analytics in commercial banking will be strongly favourable.