Lead Data Scientist

Location: Brisbane QLD

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Objective of the Role

Lead the development and delivery of monitoring, detection and real time decisioning strategies and tactics deployed in our financial crime systems, solutions and services.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implementation of strategic and tactical response to financial crime threats by way of our Financial Crime detection solutions and services
  • Implement proactive prevention response to fraud threats, including the effective deployment of real time fraud controls
  • Operational delivery of strategy, roadmap and initiatives as they relate to financial crime analytics
  • Maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of financial crime systems, solutions and services
  • Deliver enhanced analytics, detection and reporting processes while identifying gaps and opportunities to transform the way financial crime detection, data and insights are presented and consumed
  • Mentor, coach and support other Financial Crime team members on the delivery of financial crime strategies and tactics
  • Actively collaborate with Functions, Compliance, Risk and Technology teams to facilitate effective design of detection controls in support of business risk appetite
  • Deliver insights and value to business risk decisions
  • Champion change within Financial Crimes, particularly as it relates to the development and delivery of detection and analytical strategies

Person Specification

Key job requirements

  • Mandatory Advanced SQL
  • Detection Analytics highly desirable
  • Modelling and Maths Stats highly desirable
  • Experienced in operating multiple systems desirable
  • MS Access Tableau or Power BI visualisation
  • Must be proven in being highly self-sufficient and delivering outcomes consistently.


  • Formal qualification in technology, information systems, data analytics or finance/commerce highly desirable


  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in analytics
  • Previous experience in financial crime analytics desirable

Key Capabilities/Technical Competencies

  • Delivery
  • Communicator
  • Coaching
  • Planning
  • Change management
  • Exception based investigative and analytical capability
  • Lateral thinking

Additional requirements

  • Ability to clearly present and articulate risk positions, reviews and/or recommendations to lines of business and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to apply existing knowledge and experience to new threats and form a risk view and develop potential risk prevention, detection or response controls

About Us

Suncorp is a leading financial services provider in Australia and New Zealand, enabling more than nine million customers to better protect and enhance their financial wellbeing. With a heritage dating back to 1902, we have grown to become a top-50 ASX-listed company with over 13,000 people. We offer banking, wealth management and insurance products and services through our well-recognised brands including Suncorp, AAMI, GIO, Apia, Shannons and Vero, as well as those from our partners.

Working as part of Suncorp Network we believe we are our best when our workforce is as diverse, talented and passionate as the communities in which we live and operate, and where our people feel included, valued and connected. We are passionate about inspiring our people by creating an inclusive culture, offering flexible work, career development and internal mobility, and building connected relationships amongst our team members and with our customers. Joining Suncorp, you will be joining an organisation which cares and is proud of our achievements in being recognised for:

  • Best Insurance Company in Corporate Social Responsibility (2018)
  • Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for sixth consecutive year (2014-2019)
  • Money magazine’s Bank of the Year and Business Bank for a third consecutive year (2018-2020)
  • General Insurance Product Innovation of the Year (2018)

If this opportunity sounds like the challenge you have been looking for, please apply online today. For further information regarding this position, please contact Georgia.slattery@suncorp.com.au

At Suncorp we build inclusion by providing an environment where everyone is able to be themselves and feel valued, involved and respected for their perspectives and contribution.

Advertised: 02 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 18 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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