Data Scientist


  • Derive meaningful statistics and actionable insights from synthesizing, manipulating, correlating and analysing large amounts of data from a variety of sources
  • Present and communicate data-driven findings and recommendations in a coherent, intuitive and concise manner to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Conduct end-to-end data mining on complex data sources, including processing, cleaning, integrating, analysing, visualising and detecting anomalies for various use cases, including counter-terrorism and investigations.
  • Gather business requirements from end users, and leverage data, business principles and research findings to build proof-of-concept solutions that meet these needs
  • Evaluate and make incremental improvements to internal, commercial and open-source tools
  • Identify and choose right AI or cognitive computing technologies for solving problems.
  • Develop required AI/machine learning models to meet business needs.
  • Work closely with end users, software development engineers, database engineers and project managers in the planning, development and delivery of data solutions



  • Only Singaporeans need apply
  • Curious, self-motivated, resourceful, meticulous and enjoys challenges
  • Passionate about data analytics, data mining, logic, and problem solving
  • Excellent understanding of mathematical, statistical and analytical concepts, and how they can be applied
  • Interest and ability to gain expertise in and keep abreast of new developments in data mining/ machine learning/ data analytics algorithms, tools and methods
  • Ability to keep the overarching objectives of the project in mind while pursuing the technical details
  • Knowledge and experience with the following would be an advantage :
    • Statistical, analytical or numerical computing software and tools (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Matlab, Impala)
    • Programming or scripting (Python, Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, Scala)
    • Visual analytics or data visualisation techniques (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, D3)
    • Machine learning and modelling (e.g. predictive analytics, natural language processing)
    • Databases and related querying languages (e.g. SQL, Pig, Hive, SparkQL)
    • Big data systems (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Pig, Hive, MapReduce)

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Closing Date
June 30, 2024

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