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Data Scientist - ABN AMRO Bank

Locatie: Amsterdam

We are looking for a:

Data Scientist

Fraud detection on payments and network monitoring are obvious areas where you can help. But also access control, identity management, business continuity and risk management can be made more secure by becoming more data driven.

Your work

As a data scientist in the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) team, your work will make the customers and employees of the bank more secure. You identify (security) problems to solve and find opportunities to add value. You create insight from the data and come up with novel (machine learning) solutions.You will be working closely with our internal process owners and set up research processes with them. You will help to create prototypes and implementations .Typical activities will be:

  • Identify problems and opportunities that can be solved with data (science). Determine the security business value. How much will a solution contribute in solving the security problem?
  • Understand data. Import, explore, and visualize (EDA) it. Create features from this data together with the security process owners.
  • Use state of the art data science techniques e.g. to train and develop predictive models,
  • Assess the performance and value of your models and communicate this at the right level to your customers.
  • Help implement your data products in the various prototyping and production environments.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners on security research and innovation that goes beyond normal data science activities.
  • Educate: explain/train data science to stakeholders to enhance cooperation

Your working environment

Technology & Engineering (T&E) is a part of CISO. Geographically located in Amsterdam Foppingadreef and Hogehilweg. CISO itself has about 300 employees that work on all aspects of information security of the bank. T&E has about 40 employees, aged between 23 and 55 and is a mix of various nationalities. CISO has adopted an agile way of working. We take on challenges as a team, regardless of hierarchy. Next to that ABN AMRO contributes to society for instance via the ABN AMRO foundation.

Your profile

You have a quantitative MSc, PhD or similar and a minimum of two years of work experience as a data scientist (next to any internships). You are a team player and you are not afraid to ask help and feedback.You have many of the following typical data science skills:

  • Machine Learning algorithms, Programming:  R, Python,
  • Statistics, experiment design, mathematics. 
  • Data Wrangling, ETL, Big Data systems (e.g. Hadoop, Spark)
  • Data engineering / ML engineering. Implement advanced analytics robustly in various target systems like Postgress, Splunk, Docker, Azure, AWS.
  • Communication and Data Visualization:  Knowing Your Audience
  • Consultancy skills: keen, finding the ‘real’ problem that needs to be solved. Relentless but friendly, following processes.

And it would be great if you have some typical domain knowledge

  • Internet technology: networks, web applications, http, json, xml (preferred)
  • Information security: Fraud, cybercrime, cyber security (preferred)
  • Banking / financial sector (preferred)
  • Agile-scrum way of working.

What we offer

  • An open, innovative and stimulating department where you can grow as a data scientist.
  • A way to contribute to a safer world as a financial crime fighter.
  • The opportunity to be the best you can be, work flexible hours and lots of room to grow both personally and professionally
  • The opportunity to pro-actively work on your vitality and fitness
  • A salary ranging from € 51.938 to € 74.206 per year based on a 36-hour workweek.
  • A supplementary benefit budget of 11%, which you can spend on additional fringe benefits
  • A personal development budget of EUR 1.000 per year
  • A department budget for relevant trainings and visiting great conferences to expand views on data science in the field of security
  • An annual public transportation pass or travel budget, depending on the function
  • A solid pension plan

Information and application:


Please send your application for Data Scientist at ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

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Job posted

13 september 2018
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