Data Scientist – Data and analytics tribe – Explor...

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About the Role

SWIFT is a global leader in international payments, developing world class solutions that serve the banking community, securities trading and most very large corporations worldwide. Every day, we transfer close to half of the world’s GDP in value through our systems. As the financial services industry demands innovation and acceleration, our strategy over the next two years and beyond is to evolve our capabilities to enable seamless, frictionless and instant transactions from one account to another, anywhere in the world.

To reach this goal, SWIFT is becoming a more agile, data-driven organisation. We want to enable the production, access, mining and delivery of data in a highly secure environment as well as developing a standardized analytical environment to enable analytics at scale.

We are looking for talented individuals to help us build the next generation of our data products and services. If you want to have direct impact on how the world adapts to the changes in technology and have an affinity with financial services, then the SWIFT data and analytics tribe is a place for you.

We are looking for an ambitious, talented, dynamic and self-driven Data Scientist to join our exploration squad. The exploration squad’s mission is to explore the best analytical approaches and tools to address specific business issues and to enhance existing capabilities or products. We test ideas in real life situations, via Proofs of Concept or hackathon approaches. We also own a Data Lab to serve the data needs of other parts of the organisation.

The Exploration squad in the data and analytics tribe is a great learning environment, where you will have a rare chance to be deeply involved in the shaping the future of global financial landscape. This is an opportunity, for an ambitious leader and team player who enjoys a combination of strategic thinking, technical and analytical skills and has a keen interest to engage with ongoing developments in the financial world.


More than 4 years in similar role in similar size company in similar industry

Key activities

Provide leadership in the exploration of future data products, while guaranteeing their security and compliance.

Interface with business stakeholders and Data Science teams to provide solutions and advice on data infrastructure needs, statistical options, data protection options and ensure optimal product delivery.

Interaction with engineering teams to present outcome and set directions.

Critical skills required

While working as a Data Scientist contributing to product development, you will have to demonstrate:

Skills in translating business needs into well-defined specifications and design.

Recognition as a technical expert able to select the best technical option in terms of delivery (in-house development or off the shelf; joint development or partnership, on-prem or cloud).

Capability to make things happen, from the business opportunities to a working solution

Outstanding conceptual thinking, project management with leadership, strong autonomy, pro-active mindset and open communication

Proven experience of using data centric approaches to complex business situations

Demonstrate a can-do attitude and the ability to react quickly to identified opportunities

Outstanding communication skills with proven capability to make innovation happen in highly regulated environment

Professional knowledge and expertise

A deep understanding of data science and engineering concepts including business intelligence, data ingestion, data privacy protection, stream processing, statistical analysis, visualization, scalable resilient analysis frameworks.

Hands on experience with data science ecosystem (Oracle, No-SQL, Elasticsearch, Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, Python, R, MicroStrategy, TensorFlow, Auto ML, Scikit-learn, …)

Experience with setting up and maintaining data pipelines. Data platforms and cloud experience are a plus.

An interest in macroeconomics related to the financial industry, insights in the SWIFT portfolio and affinity with the financial services sector is a plus

Good communication skills along with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross functional teams

Team player with personal drive

What we offer

We put you in control of career

We give you a competitive package

We help you perform at your best

We help you make a difference

We give you the freedom to be yourself

We give you the freedom to be yourself. We are creating an environment of unique individuals – like you – with different perspectives on the financial industry and the world. An environment in which everyone’s voice counts and where you can reach your full potential regardless of

age, background, culture, colour, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion

, sexual orientation, or veteran/military status.

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