Data Scientist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Business Unit: Commercial

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time

Closing Date: 10 December 2018

Data Scientist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Data Scientist/Analytics SME


A bit about us…
We live in an increasingly virtual world. The data we share every day reflects our identities. And this data offers a massive opportunity for businesses that understand it. But it’s a balancing act; identity is a deeply personal matter. As a result, companies need to treat their customers as individuals not just business opportunities. That’s where we, at GBG, come in. We believe everyone should be able to conduct business safely and efficiently, everywhere. And we do that by using identity intelligently.
At GBG, we're building a culture of engagement built on being clear on the desired outcomes, and then giving people the support and flexibility to deliver. We have ambitious aspirations though, so there's also accountability, but this comes with recognition for results. We're entering new markets and territories, and growing fast (currently over 780 people across 15 countries, on 4 continents). To help us achieve this we ensure every employee, irrespective of their role or location, is clear on our plans and then provide absolute transparency for how we're tracking against it. We do this via our VOS2020 (Vision, Objectives, Strategies) which is broken down to departmental and even team member level, and guides us towards 2020. This provides exciting opportunities for growth, personally and professionally.

The Team… GBG APAC

We are GBG, global specialists in Identity Data Intelligence. Put simply, we really understand the data behind people, revealing who they are, what they like and how to protect them.

We do this by combining trillions of data records relating to people’s identity, from all over the world and we use this information to help our clients make the right decisions about their customers and employees. Our solutions fall into three categories, Fraud Risk and Compliance, Customer location and Intelligence, Employees screening solutions.

APAC is central to the groups expansion plans and presents GBG with a significant opportunity to address both existing and new clients' business objectives in the areas of onboarding, fraud and risk management. GBG’s unique technology solutions address global regulatory and compliance obligations, prevents fraud and improve’s operational efficiency. Importantly we consistently put the customer first and by doing so we focus on providing high quality customer service, this delivers improvements to the customer’s journey, which will generate enhanced profitability. APAC is a region that will significantly benefit from GBG’s core Identity intelligence, compliance and fraud prevention capabilities.


The Role…

This is a challenging and varied role, where you will be working with multiple business team leaders to create a new commercial landscape of opportunity.

As a Data Scientist you will be an industry expert in the advanced data analytics and anti -financial crime domain. You will be called upon to provide data analytics professional services and evangelise new analytics and detection solution opportunities with clients and prospects. You will work in conjunction with the business development team in APAC, at different stages of the sales cycle, to assist the business development team to close deals. This role involves working directly with the business development team, clients, product and development teams, in addition to a variety of other internal teams. Spending time with your colleagues in the various markets we operate in will be an expectation of this role.

What you’ll do…

• Create new methods of financial crime detection using leading edge analytical techniques – from machine learning through to network visualization and data exploration.
• Providing pre-sales and technical support to the Business Development team
• Provide professional services to GBG customers who require advanced financial crime model creation and deployment
• Execution of POC (Proof of Concept) sessions and documentation of POC results
• You will be working at the leading edge of analytics, applying a variety of techniques to detect financial crime – machine learning, statistics, network visualization and data exploration.


To help you be successful, you’ll need …

• Experience:
o Educated to degree level in statistics, computer science or advanced mathematics
o Experience in a similar pre-sales consulting role / or technical role where there was a lot of client engagement
o Experience working within the Hadoop ecosystem in addition to strong technical skills in analytical languages such as Python, R, SQL, SAS. Specific knowledge of Spark and/or graph theory an advantage
o Deep understanding of various modelling techniques and experienced with the build of machine learning models
o Experience in compliance and fraud risk management an advantage

• Interpersonal Skills:
o Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve set objectives
o Excellent communication and presentation skills at a C level
o Good oral and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
o A strong professional, patient and flexible attitude
o Encourage a culture of innovation focused on adding value
o Proven ability to prioritize and to work independently, managing one’s own workload
o Fluency in English and any additional languages would be an advantage


We’d also love to have someone who …

Has experience in the anti-financial crime, compliance or fraud risk management domain. You should also be open to travel.

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