Lead Data Scientist

  • 25K+ Monthly
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Kaishi Partners , EA Licence No: 16C8316
  • 16 Oct 18

A leading financial technology company in KL is seeking a Senior/Lead Data Scientist to join them. The candidate will be the team lead of the Data Science team and will be given the opportunity to hire, train and grow the Data Science tea. The ideal person will have deep knowledge of linear and non-linear regression modelling, model validation signal analysis and time series analysis.


  • 5+ years of experience in similar data science roles, with a minimum of 2+ in a supervisory role 
  • PhD or Masters in Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, or any other related computational/quantitative discipline 
  • Deep knowledge of linear and non-linear regression modelling, model validation signals analysis, time series analyses 
  • Industry familiarity with credit models, customer lifecycle and value maximization models, machine learning algorithms and NLP a plus 
  • Advanced SQL expertise, ability to write complex queries spanning over multiple databases and foreign keys, based on a simple high-level brief 
  • Working knowledge and comfort with English, R, Python, Matlab, Tableau, and/or any other relevant statistical modelling, visualization, large dataset handling languages 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to clearly and effectively communicate complex analytical and technical content 
  • Problem hunter (and solver of course), looking for issues which can be solved with data by analyzing root causes, developing hypotheses and testing regularly to prove mitigation or resolution 
  • Experience in hiring, training and mentoring a data science team to maximise the team’s potential do deliver the business objectives 

If you are keen or know anyone that will be please apply or reach out to Ben (R1331002) at ben@kaishipartners.com.