Standard Chartered Bank

Senior Data Engineer

Job description


Security Technology Services (STS) is a critical function within Standard Chartered Bank operating under the overall purview of Technology Services.

The STS team is made up of cyber security thought leaders, who are accountable for the provision of a global set of cyber security services and products in order to maintain and continuously improve Bank's cyber security posture in today's ever evolving cyber security landscape.

The STS team protect the Bank from cyber security threats by delivering effective information security technology services, managing and responding to security incidents to ensure, and support the continuity and growth of Bank's business operations; and meet the both internal and external stakeholders' expectations across 70+ countries and territories, in which SCB operates.

This role is within the Security Monitoring & Analytics service line and supports the Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) and Threat Content Engineering Team to provide required toolset. The candidate will work closely with the Cyber Defence Center (CDC) and Threat Content Engineering team to drive and continuously enhance the Alerting and Detection strategy across the Bank. You will be a part of innovative projects that enhance the bank's threat detection posture.


  • Support the SIEM & Detection Engineering Lead in designing and implementing security monitoring platform and data lakes.
  • Automate processes around log onboarding, maintenance, and availability monitoring.
  • Develop and enhance the bank's existing SIEM & EDR implementations, content engineering pipelines and DevSecOps pipelines.
  • Contribute to automation initiatives that enhance operational effectiveness.
  • Contribute to automation initiatives in cloud environments.
  • Contribute to enhancing the bank's threat use case lifecycle.


  • Cyber Security Services (CSS) - Security Personnel and Product Managers across service lines, architects, security officers, and development and support teams
  • Internal and external stakeholders including Technology Services and Business Functions/Owners


The ideal candidate has experience and strong domain knowledge/expertise in defining advanced detection cyber security monitoring scenarios.

  • 5 - 10 years' hands-on experience with designing and developing data lake environments
  • Knowledge of Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL) for rule and content development for alerting, metrics, and/or reporting as additional attribute
  • Experience with ETL process
  • Experience developing security content with regular expressions, correlation, feature extraction, data classification and enrichment
  • Good understanding of security threats across multiple platforms/environments (e.g., Windows/*nix/Cloud/Mainframe)
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, perl, bash)
  • Familiarity with Cloud/Container security and experience developing security content to detect threats across these (and other) technologies
  • Excellent communicator and collaborative team player
  • Ability to work across functional teams to incorporate security products into SIEM
  • Proactive self-starter takes ownership for issues and drives remediation with excellent problem analysis skills and solution synthesis
  • Stays abreast of latest happenings in technology and relation to cyber security
  • Knowledge of attack stages (e.g., footprinting, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, exploitation, cleanup)
  • Relevant industry certifications (e.g., OSCP, OSCE, GREM, GPEN, GFNA, GCFA)

Role Specific Technical Competencies

  • Python
  • Data lake
  • Apache Nifi
  • Apache / Confluent Kafka
  • Splunk
  • AWS and Azure Cloud knowledge
  • Data Onboarding and Normalization
  • Data Science

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Experience working with SIEM and Datalake technology (e.g. Splunk ES, ArcSight, QRadar, Databricks, Cloudera etc).
  • DevOps Experience


About Standard Chartered

We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.

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