Data Scientist (Threat Discovery)

Location: Singapore

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CSIT supports efforts to protect the national security interests of Singapore. Our products are used in a wide range of use-cases, including but not limited to Counter Terrorism and Computer Network Defence. We are looking for talented data scientists to develop data-driven approaches to identify and analyse threats.

About the Job

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for surfacing and sense-making threats to national security. You will work across large multimodal datasets and lead efforts in designing, developing and executing data driven solutions on them. You will also work closely with various domain experts, both within and outside of the team, to translate domain knowledge onto the data and effectively answer key operational questions.


  • Apply analytics and machine learning techniques on a variety of datasets, and perform the necessary data engineering such as processing and cleaning to enable application of these techniques
  • Partner closely with various domain experts to effectively interpret and exploit the datasets, and translate findings into meaningful insights relevant to downstream users
  • Think proactively and creatively to identify opportunities for data driven solutions to answer various operational questions
  • Oversee overall application of data science to achieve operational outcomes, drive development of tools and solutions that enable this, and manage challenges arising from practical execution of these solutions


Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or related quantitative discipline, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience in applying analytics, machine learning or data mining, with sound understanding of the concepts behind them
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as Python (preferred), with packages such as pandas, numpy, scikit-learn, etc


  • Knowledge of big data and streaming technologies such as Hadoop, Spark and Kafka
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Why join us?

You will play an important role in protecting Singapore against threats to national interests and security. As a data scientist, you will see your data-driven insights translate into discoveries of threats. As a team member, you will work with motivated and driven colleagues to tackle operational challenges. And as a team, you will derive a strong sense of mission and purpose, in seeing how your product has made a direct impact in keeping Singapore safe against external threats.

As CSIT is an agency under the Ministry of Defence (Singapore), only Singapore Citizens will be considered.

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