Lead Data Scientist - VP (Banking)

Posted 30 January 2024
Salary HKD1200000 - HKD1400000 per annum
LocationHong Kong
Job type Permanent
Discipline Financial ServicesTechnology
ContactKevin Ng

Job description

Company Summary:
We are seeking an experienced and innovative Lead Data Scientist to the Data scientist team as a Co-Section Head in a leading bank. The successful candidate will lead a team of eight data scientists focused on supporting the bank's data-driven business model in the wealth management, retail banking, and wholesale areas. The ideal candidate must possess technical expertise, leadership skills, and a deep understanding of the banking industry.

  • Team Leadership: Lead and manage a team of data scientists, providing guidance, mentorship, and technical expertise to drive excellence in data analytics and modeling across the organization
  • Strategy and Roadmap: Collaborate with senior management and stakeholders to define the data analytics strategy and roadmap for the wealth management, retail banking, and wholesale areas, ensuring alignment with business goals and objectives
  • Data Analysis: Apply advanced statistical methods, machine learning techniques, and predictive modeling to analyze complex data sets, extract actionable insights, and support decision-making processes
  • Model Development: Lead the development of predictive models, algorithms, and analytical solutions to optimize business performance, risk management, customer segmentation, and marketing campaigns
  • Data Governance: Establish and maintain data governance frameworks, data standards, and best practices to ensure data quality, integrity, and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including IT, marketing, risk management, and product development to identify opportunities for leveraging data and analytics to improve business processes and customer experience
  • Stay Up-to-date: Stay abreast of the latest trends, technologies, and advancements in data science and analytics in order to drive innovation and continuous improvement in the team's capabilities
  • Education: Master's or Ph.D. degree in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years of experience in data science, with at least 3 years in a leadership or management role.
  • Experience in the banking, wealth management, or financial services industry is preferred
  • Technical Skills: Proficient in statistical analysis, data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning algorithms, and programming languages such as Python, R, or SQL.
  • Experience with big data technologies and cloud platforms is a plus
  • Leadership Abilities: Proven track record of successfully leading and managing data science teams, driving innovation, and delivering high-quality results. Strong project management, problem-solving, and communication skills are essential
  • Domain Expertise: Deep understanding of the banking industry, including wealth management, retail banking, and wholesale operations. Familiarity with regulatory requirements in the banking sector is highly desirable
  • Analytical Thinking: Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities, with the ability to analyze complex data, identify patterns, and provide actionable insights to drive business strategies
  • Collaboration: Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellence verbal/written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in both Chinese and English
If you believe you have the right skills, attitude and experience please click 'apply now' below and upload your resume. Alternatively, for a confidential chat, please contact Kevin Ng by applying directly to email kng@captarpartners.com or reach out at +852 3653 5244.