SVP, Head of Data Science Practice SVP, Head of Data Science Practice …

GIC Private Limited
in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Mar 20
GIC Private Limited
in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Mar 20
We are one of the largest investment management organizations in the world, with over 1000 people working together to create long-term value.
The Technology Group (TG) is a key enabler to keep our business moving forward and is constantly exploiting state-of-the-art information technologies to enhance GIC's ability to be the leading global long-term investment firm.

This is an opportunity to join GIC as the Head of Data Science. This is an exciting leadership role with a firm wide mandate across investment management and corporate service functions. You will lead a dynamic team and work closely with senior management to ideate, develop and deliver data science initiatives to help enhance business decision making capabilities or improve operational efficiencies.

Exposure opportunities
  • You will play an instrumental role in driving the data science strategy for all front, middle and back office teams
  • You will have access to a variety of structured and unstructured data and the opportunity to apply diverse data science techniques like NLP, supervised & unsupervised learning, econometrics and so on. You will also have the flexibility to evaluate and purchase external datasets
  • You will be the key technical advisor to all the data scientists, business stakeholders as well as senior management
  • You will gain a holistic understanding of the asset management business and work across public and private markets
  • You will also collaborate with industry leading professionals and be exposed to extraordinary array of professional and personal growth opportunities at the intersection of international finance and technology

  • Master's or PhD in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least 8 years of work experience and prior experience in leading a data science team and delivering impact
  • Strong grasp of key Machine Learning algorithms and principles. NLP experience is desirable
  • Programming experience in Python and Hadoop/Spark, and SQL
  • Experience in dealing with large scale, noisy, and unstructured data. Experience with time series data will be advantageous
  • Experience/exposure to Financial Services industry will be a plus
  • Strong collaboration skills, ability to partner and work effectively across teams and with business stakeholders
  • Good communication skills, ability to articulate technical concepts and drive discussions with stakeholders
Company Overview

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.