Lead Financial Crime Data Scientist | S3 | CDO | Milton Keynes

  • Job Reference: Req0965258
  • Date Posted: 22 June 2022
  • Employer: Santander
  • Website: https://www.santanderjobs.co.uk/
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join our community.

This is a unique opportunity to join the Financial Crime Data Science and Analytics area to lead the Strategic Transaction Monitoring team of Data Scientists and Engineers. Our purpose is to combat financial crime with data, analytics, and data science to protect our customers and to help people and businesses to prosper. This role will report into the Head of Financial Crime Data Science and Analytics and will be required to deliver models to increase efficiency of the bank's financial crime control framework. The team is tasked with several functions in relation to detection of potential financial crime. In this 'hands-on' role you will lead a sub-team of data scientists and quantitative analysts to design and build statistical models for the detection of financial crime risk and build the required data preparation pipelines.

The difference you'll make.

  • Interacting with internal stakeholders in financial crime control operations, regulatory governance and front office on building scalable production systems and applications.

  • Building reproducible data pipelines in a big data environment.

  • Writing, testing and maintaining production-quality code, and design, experiment, and evaluate algorithms, and models.

  • Improving methodologies, develop new data sources, testing model enhancements, and fine-tuning model parameters.

  • Communicating with business customers and leadership team with various levels of technical knowledge, educating them, as well as sharing insights and recommendations

  • Producing and managing appropriate model documentation

What you'll bring.

  • An expert knowledge of Python and/or R and SQL in a Big Data environment is essential

  • Practical experience of designing, developing and bringing models into production is a requirement.

It would also be nice for you to have.

  • Proven stakeholder management experience is also an advantage as the candidate will be expected to interact with internal stakeholders, lead discussions in working groups (this is a 70% hands-on 30% leadership and management role).

  • High level degree in a scientific/numerical discipline. (MSc, PhD is an advantage).

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines (Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins), familiarity with graph databases and/or network science

  • Knowledge of financial markets instruments and in financial crime controls

What else you need to know.

This role is currently Milton Keynes based/Home based until corona virus restrictions are lifted, but you will be expected to attend the Milton Keynes office once fully operational.

This is a permanent position.

How we'll reward you.

Opportunities to embrace Agile with us as we transform our business, work in an environment with leading edge technology, attend 'Meet Ups' and be part of internal and external technology communities and work for an organisation that's dedicated to your learning and ongoing development.

As well as a salary, we offer a wide range of benefits that you can choose from and tailor to your needs.

  • Competitive salary

  • Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus

  • Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us

  • 30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

  • £6,000 car allowance per year

  • Company funded individual private medical insurance

  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our share plans

#ThePlaceToBeYourself - Everyday Inclusion at Santander

We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people, so we welcome applications from across society.

A bit more about Santander

At Santander we're driven by our purpose - to help people and businesses prosper. This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework - to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander, and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.

What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.