Singapore Management University

Data Scientist / Senior Data Scientist, IITS

Job description

About Us


Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The 'family-like' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.


Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.


Job Description


  • This position is for Office of Integrated Information Technology Services.
  • Initiate, conceptualise, analyze, design, develop and maintain enterprise corporate analytics and reporting initiatives and solutions that provide actionable insights leading to greatest opportunities for SMU.
  • Reach out to and collaborate with business to identify descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics needs and opportunities so as to empower data-driven action plans and decisions.
  • Develop and implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) models and solutions, both in the cloud and on-premise, to solve business problems and derive business insights.
  • Mine, analyze, map and harmonize data across different source systems, perform data wrangling techniques and assess data accuracy, and setup data for the respective predictive and prescriptive analysis.
  • Play a project lead role for in-house system development, enhancements, and maintenance.
  • Collaborate closely with users and other IT colleagues, in understanding dependencies and be agile in managing changes.
  • Coordinate and conduct user acceptance tests and training.
  • Provide system documentation according to the Project Development Methodology.
  • Provide technical assistance and day-to-day operational support for existing systems, e.g. the Qlik Sense dashboards.
  • Conduct post implementation reviews to gather user feedback and schedule for enhancements and modifications.
  • Help to define and establish technical design and development standards.
  • Lead in designing, implementing and delivering data literacy programs.
  • Form good user relations by cultivating trust and building good rapport with users.
Qualification & Skills


  • Diploma / Degree
  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience as a Data Scientist.
  • Certification in Data Science an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of machine learning skills and techniques in creating and using algorithms and statistical models, e.g. regression, simulation, scenario / what-if analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees, and neural networks.
  • Proficiency in programming languages like Python and R. Familiarity with Qlik Sense development and administration is a plus.
  • Strong data warehousing, dimensional modelling concepts and SQL query skills.
  • Good knowledge of software development life cycles and structured project development methodology.
  • Excellent business acumen and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, conflict management and persuasive skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Self-driven with the ability to multi-task and take on concurrent projects.
Other Information


Candidates who do not possess the stipulated qualifications but have relevant work experience may still apply. Remuneration and appointment terms shall commensurate with qualifications and experience. SMU reserves the right to modify the appointment terms where necessary.


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