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NatWest Groups

Job description

  • You’ll design and implement data science tools and methods which harness our data in order to protect the bankline channel
  • We’ll look to you to actively participate in the data community to identify and deliver opportunities to support the bank’s strategic direction and keep customers safe through better use of data
  • This is an opportunity to promote data literacy education with business stakeholders supporting them to foster a data driven culture and to make a real immediate impact with your work 


What you’ll do

As a Data Scientist, you’ll bring together statistical, mathematical, machine-learning and software engineering skills to consider multiple solutions, techniques and algorithms to develop and implement ethically sound models end-to-end. We’ll look to you to understand the needs of business stakeholders, form hypotheses and identify suitable data and analytics solutions to meet those needs in order to maximise the protection for bankline customers.

As well as this you’ll be collaborating effectively across the Fraud CoE and Data Analytics teams, showcasing experiments, and sharing best practices and techniques by using repository tools such as GitLab.


You’ll also be:

  • Using data translation skills to work closely with business stakeholders to define detailed business questions, problems or opportunities which can be supported through analytics
  • Applying a software engineering and product development lens to business problems, creating, scaling and deploying software driven products and services
  • Working in an Agile way within multi-disciplinary data and analytics teams to achieve agreed project and scrum outcomes
  • Selecting, building, training and testing machine learning models considering model valuation, model risk, governance and ethics, making sure that models are ready to implement and scale
  • Iteratively building and prototyping data analysis pipelines to provide insights that will ultimately lead to production deployment


The skills you’ll need

You’ll need a strong academic background in a STEM discipline such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science. You’ll have experience with statistical modelling and machine learning techniques.

We’ll also look for financial services knowledge, and an ability to identify wider business impact, risk or opportunities and make connections across key outputs and processes


You’ll also demonstrate:

  • The ability to use data to solve business problems from hypotheses through to resolution
  • Experience using programming language and software engineering fundamentals
  • Experience of Cloud applications and options
  • Experience in synthesising, translating and visualising data and insights for key stakeholders
  • Experience of exploratory data analysis
  • Good communication skills with the ability to proactively engage with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience of developing Tableau or similar data visualisation dashboards to steer business priorities and performance
  • The ability to operate with a high degree of independence and feel comfortable working within a geographically distributed team

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