ABN AMRO

Data Scientist I (I&T)

Job description

Data Scientist I (I&T)

At a glance

Are you eager to unlock the power of data by using all forms of technology? Do you want to be part of the digital revolution in the banking industry? Do you have a strong understanding of data and can we agree that data is at the core of creating value for our customers and our organization? And does solving complex data related cases make you happy? With your great team spirit, creative mindset and knowledge of data you are able to deliver the data driven solutions of tomorrow. Are you able to deep dive into the data and get insights out? Come join us!

Your job

As a data scientist in the I&T / Change Management & Consultancy, your work will have direct impact on the customers and employees of the bank. You identify problems to solve and find opportunities where you can add value. Generate insight from the data and come up with novel (machine learning) solutions is something you excel at. You will be working closely with internal stakeholders of a great variance of capabilities and set up research with them. Designing and creating prototypes and driving implementations.

Typical activities include:

  • Identify problems and opportunities that can be solved with data (science).
  • Understand data. Import, explore, and visualize (EDA) it. Create features from this data together with your stakeholders.
  • Use state of the art data science techniques e.g. to train and develop predictive models.
  • Assess the performance and value of your models and communicate this at the right level to your customers/colleagues.
  • Help implement your data products in the various prototyping and production environments.
  • Educate: explain/train data science to stakeholders to enhance cooperation.

Working environment

As a Data Scientist you will be part of Data & Insights, a cross-functional team that is responsible for the delivery of different types of data products, servicing a wide range of stakeholders in the I&T organization. Here, you will work with the latest technology and tools to build your data products. The atmosphere in the team is informal, and we’re ok with making ‘mistakes’ as long as everyone is open about it and learns from it. We all work together at the frontier of a major digital revolution and with the core value-assets (data!) of the organization. Data & Insights therefore is in constant collaboration with business users, data providers, platform teams and many other teams to improve the delivery of their products.

The team Data & Insights consists of Data Management Experts, Data Analysts and Data Scientists. In total approximately 20 FTE report to one manager. The team primarily services MT I&T and underlying departments like DM&A, Execution Office, P&T, Procurement and the CIO's, but also participates in multiple bankwide projects.

The team consists of talented data professionals that collaborate in projects and programs based on the capabilities that are required. We fully support the development of our colleagues and facilitate opportunities that support this development. Autonomy and flexibility are two of many characteristics of the team. We are normally situated at the Zuidas in Amsterdam.

Your profile

You have a quantitative MSc, PhD or similar and a minimum of three years of work experience as a data scientist (including any internships). You are a creative team player and you are not afraid to give and ask for help and feedback.

You have many of the following typical data science skills:

Machine Learning algorithms (such as Scikit-learn, Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch), Programming: Python and SQL
Statistics, experiment design, mathematics.
Data Wrangling, ETL, Big Data systems (e.g. Hadoop, Spark)
Data engineering / ML engineering. Implement advanced analytics robustly in various target (cloud) systems. Experience with databases (Postgress / Splunk), containerizing (Docker, Kubernetes), Cloud tools (Azure Databricks and Azure Data Lake Storage) is preferred.
Communication and Data Visualization: Knowing Your Audience
Consultancy skills: keen, finding the ‘real’ problem that needs to be solved. Relentless but friendly, following processes.
And it would be great if you have some typical domain knowledge too like:

Banking or financial sector;
Agile-scrum way of working.

We are offering

Apart from a fantastic job working in a great team we are also offering:

  • An open, innovative and stimulating department where you can grow as a data scientist;
  • The opportunity to be the best you can be, work flexible hours and lots of room to grow both personally and professionally;
  • The opportunity to pro-actively work on your vitality and fitness;
  • A supplementary benefit budget of 11%, which you can spend on additional fringe benefits;
  • A personal development budget of EUR 1.000 per year;
  • A department budget for relevant trainings and visiting great (virtual) conferences to expand views on data science in the field of security;
  • A solid pension plan;
  • Home working allowance of EUR 2 for each day you work from home, internet allowance of EUR 25 per month and all the tools you need to work from home as you would in the office.
  • Equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of your background.


Interested?

Please express your interest by applying online with your resume and a (short) letter in which you explain your interest. And do not hesitate to contact Michiel Hilders - Head of Data & Insights - if you have any questions via email or phone +31 6 30330761.

Equal opportunities for all

The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

Disclaimer external recruitment agencies

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