AI COE - Data Scientist

Location: Singapore

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NCS is a S$2bn revenue company with 40 years track record of providing advanced digital, mission-critical intelligence systems to the Singapore Government and large commercial enterprises in Southeast Asia and Australia. It is a leading innovator leveraging the most important technologies of our times: Big Data, 5G, cloud and AI, to develop and deliver the digital services, products and platforms sought after by our clients. In recent years, it has embarked on inorganic acquisitions to strengthen its digital capabilities, integrating innovative start-ups such as mobile app development company 2359 ( and telco-centric data science and engineering company DataSpark (

As the next part of its growth journey, NCS is now setting up a Centre of Excellence (COE) for Artificial Intelligence. In April 2021, NCS formed a strategic alliance with one of the fastest growing Enterprise AI company called C3.AI based out of the US, to address emerging opportunities in Southeast Asia and Australia/ New Zealand. Powered by C3 as well as its own organic data and AI solutions, the AI COE will spearhead NCS’ efforts to be a pre-eminent provider of Enterprise-grade AI solutions for the public sector, telecommunications, transport, energy and financial services industries (“priority verticals”).

The NCS COE aims to recruit the best data and AI talent available in APAC to advance its technical and commercial agenda. The Data Scientist will be an integral part of the NCS COE technical team, which also comprises software engineering, data engineering and product management roles. The COE technical team functions like a project team supporting the planning, specification and building of AI-based applications. Within the technical team, the Data Scientist will develop AI/ML models using the C3 AI Suite or cloud other platforms and built-in tools.

The AI COE Data Scientist is a well-rounded individual skills-wise, working closely with the other members of the COE technical team on driving and managing the entire analytics life-cycle to address specified business problems. He or she will also work closely with other NCS practices such as DataSpark to build and develop data and AI-based assets. A more senior Data Scientist will have the opportunity to lead and manage the COE Technical Team.


Analyse data. Apply data mining techniques to interrogate datasets for patterns and regularities. Develop data models based on advanced statistical modeling, data mining and machine learning methods. Implement automated processes to produce scale models.

Prepare data sets. Build code to scrub, combine and manage data from variety of sources. Drive data collection efforts. Extract data from data sources and integrate multiple data sets to build larger and more complex data sets for proposed uses

Present insights. Assist with the development of actionable recommendations. Develop compelling, logically structured presentations with data findings. Guide stakeholders on how to act on the findings

Manage projects. Assist in the conceptualisation of analytical projects. Maintain project plans and status reports. Provide subject matter expertise to stakeholders throughout the whole analytics life-cyle. Prepare documentation to outline data sources, models and algorithms used and developed, for client reference


  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or equivalent fields
  • 2 to 5 years in a data and analytics consultancy or systems integrator company
  • Applied Machine Learning experience (regression analysis, time series, probabilistic models, supervised classification and unsupervised learning)
  • Strong mathematical background (linear algebra, calculus, probability and statistics)
  • Experience with scalable ML (MapReduce, streaming)
  • Experience with JavaScript and prototyping languages such as Python and R
  • Knowledge in electrical engineering and cyber-physical systems

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