Chief Data Scientist

Job Title: Chief Data Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 14/11/2018
Duration: 366
REF: 33165
Contact Name: Fay May
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Key Words: Data Science, Team Leader, Data Analytics, Predictive Modelling
Role:  Chief Data Scientist
Industry: Consulting
Function:  Management, Consulting
Location: Singapore

About Our Client

Our client is a world leading professional services company in IT services, IT consulting and digital transformation. The company is listed in the top Fortune 500 and one of the fastest growing and amongst the most admired companies. Their expertise spans from banking & finance and energy & utilities to healthcare, retail and education. You’ll be part of the organisation as an industry-expert in providing consultative solutions to drive efficiency and innovation among your clients.

About the Chief Data Scientist,

  • You will be leading the Data Science team in Singapore to delivery machine learning and statistical projects.
  • Develop and spearhead the expansion the analytics technical team as a department and be an advisor in maintaining best practices of machine learning engineering.
  • You will develop globally distributed data analytics platform and approve technical designs for AWS and Azure applications.
  • You will oversee and direct the end-to-end process of advanced analytics across different projects.
  • Drive value for the business with analytics expertise to bring new solutions and optimise key processes.
  • Design and evaluate innovative models for predictive learning and automate big data analyses, model development and implementation.

About You

Please note: Interested Applicants must be able to work in Singapore.

  • Master’s degree or a PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Data Science, Engineering, Econometrics or similar analytical field. PhD strongly preferred.
  • 7+ years of industrial experience in predictive modelling, advanced analytics and predictive software development
  • Experience building and managing a team of talented data scientists/machine learning engineers to deliver impact
  • Experience in data pre-processing and running statistical or machine learning models.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, Scala, Apache Spark, etc.
  • Good working knowledge of Big Data Architectures and utilisation methods.
  • Experience with big-data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, SparkML, etc
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • A wide knowledge of the mining & metals industry, sales, marketing and other functions.

Personal Attributes


  • Client-focused
  • Positive can do attitude
  • Relentless – will not give in
  • Positive energy
  • Collaborative and a team leader
  • Takes ownership and accountability for situation


  • Key abilities in relationship building and consultative approach to business
  • Able to build strong and trusting relationships
  • Creative and Versatile
  • Good listening Skills / humility
  • Culture Sensitivities / local experience


  • Demonstrates good consulting hygiene
  • Systematic and focused approach to working
  • Confident and comfortable with client’s interactions
  • Analytical and possess the ability to solve problems permanently

If you are interested to learn more about the above job role or any other job opportunities, please apply to this job advertisement or alternatively contact the following consultant:

Su Fay May
+65 65898787

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