Senior Data Scientist (Threat Discovery)

Location: Singapore

*** Mention DataYoshi when applying ***

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 drive effective application of data science in various domains, which may include (but is not limited to) Cybersecurity.


  • Apply analytics and machine learning techniques across a variety of datasets, and overcome challenges involved in the application of these techniques
  • Identify high-impact opportunities for exploiting the datasets, and working closely with various domain experts and business users as needed
  • Mentor junior team members to ensure technical and analytical rigor
  • Oversee and work with multiple parties to operationalize data science solutions, from experimentation and prototyping to production


Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or related quantitative discipline, or equivalent practical experience
  • At least 3 years of working experience with analytics, machine learning or data mining on non-trivial datasets, with strong understanding of the concepts behind them
  • Proven track record of end-to-end data science projects with verifiable outcomes
  • Ability and willingness to teach others and learn new techniques
  • Ability and willingness to venture into different business or technical domains for effective problem representation or feature extraction


  • Knowledge of big data and streaming technologies such as Hadoop, Spark and Kafka
  • Exposure to wider range of issues beyond direct application of data science, such as setting up of platforms and pipelines
  • 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.

*** Mention DataYoshi when applying ***

Offers you may like...

  • Farfetch

    Senior Data Analyst
  • Bank of Ireland

    Senior Data Analyst
    Dublin, County Dublin
  • Reperio Human Capital

    Senior Data Analyst
    Dublin, County Dublin
  • 99

    Senior Data Analyst (Safety)

    Senior Data Analyst