Data Scientist - Global AML Transaction Monitoring

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Job Title

Data Scientist - Global AML Transaction Monitoring

Job Description

What is the opportunity?

The Data Scientist, Transaction Monitoring is mandated to develop and maintain an efficient and effective AML/ATF Transaction Monitoring program that considers regulatory expectations, industry trends and innovation opportunities. Utilizing sophisticated tools and techniques the Data Scientist of Global AML Transaction Monitoring will develop and tune new and existing solutions used to identify suspicious activity, analyze data to identify RBC clients who present an elevated level of risk (financial & reputational) and continuously look for opportunities to provide more relevant and valuable intelligence to the Global AML program.

What will you do?

  • Develop new AML Transaction Monitoring solutions with machine learning and data science techniques
  • Explore Network Analysis techniques and methodologies
  • Present newly developed models with clear visualizations to the Lead Data Scientist, Global AML Transaction Monitoring
  • Maintain and improve existing AML solutions
  • Identify opportunities in applying new technologies to AML transaction monitoring
  • Develop required documentation and monitoring methodology for developed models
  • Collaborate with other Monitoring & Analytics teams to identify and remediate RBC risk exposure, and implement / tune transaction monitoring solutions as necessary to address risk

What do you need to succeed?


  • Strong data, analytical, quantitative method and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in analyzing and manipulating large datasets with Python
  • Proficiency and familiarity with SQL, Hadoop databases and GitHub
  • Understands project’s needs and ability to translate these into detection models
  • Proven excellent written and oral communication skills to convey complex concepts to a non-technical audience


  • Experience in using data visualizations to elaborate model performance with Python
  • Hands on development experience on Scala/Spark is a plus
  • Experience with supervised and unsupervised learning, network analysis, and NLP
  • Strong capability in exploratory data analysis and feature development

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions.
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada





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