Royal Bank of Canada

Associate Director - Data Scientist

Job description

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At RBC, our culture is deeply supportive and rich in opportunity and reward. You will help our clients thrive and our communities prosper, empowered by a spirit of shared purpose.

Whether you’re helping clients find new opportunities, developing new technology, or providing expert advice to internal partners, you will be doing work that matters in the world, in an environment built on teamwork, service, responsibility, diversity, and integrity.

Job Title

Associate Director - Data Scientist

Job Description

What is the opportunity?

To be a part of a global, exciting and forward-thinking data analytics team within internal audit that are focused on building insight-driven applications to provide enhanced assurance across Capital Markets, Investor & Treasury Services and Wealth Management. As RBC continues to evolve in response to new challenges that impact financial markets across the globe, internal audit are transforming their approach from traditional auditing, to data-informed decision making when assessing and challenging the management of risk across the business.

What will you do?

  • Apply your skills in data exploration, statistical analysis and machine learning on a diverse number of data sources to identify insights and opportunities to develop continuous assurance tools.

  • Use your curiosity to develop innovative solutions to a diverse range of complex problems across RBC.

  • Collaborate with data analysts, data engineers and data scientists within internal audit to scale your ideas from concept to production.

  • Support data analysts and data-minded auditors when working on analytics projects or audits.

  • Work alongside the UK internal auditors to gather requirements, understand project scope and to develop an understanding of how risk is managed across the different platforms within RBC.

  • Take responsibility in helping to drive the ambitious data analytics strategy for UK internal audit.

  • Build relationships with internal audit and business stakeholders and communicate complex analytics in a clear and structured approach.

  • The role will offer exposure to hundreds of diverse data sources ranging from trade data to business issue descriptions, with the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art solutions which play a critical role in transforming internal audit into a data and insight-driven entity that provides greater assurance and oversight of the various RBC UK platforms.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Degree in a quantitative field

  • Experience with either Python or R as well as SQL

  • Strong grasp of fundamentals in statistics (hypothesis testing, regression, inference, time series)

  • Demonstrated experience exploring and analyzing large, complex datasets for the purpose of anomaly detection

  • Demonstrated experience building strong relationships and communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders

Nice to have

  • Experience developing interactive and sophisticated dashboards in Tableau (or similar tool)

  • Experience with natural language processing (NLP) and unsupervised learning

  • An interest in finance and capital markets

What is 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, flexible benefits and competitive compensation

  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities

  • Opportunities to work with the best in the field

  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact

  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team

  • A world-class training program in financial services

  • Flexible working options fully supported.

Job Summary


London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland




United Kingdom

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Internal Audit

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