Senior Data Scientist

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Senior Data Scientist - ING Analytics for KYC, Fraud & Cybersecurity

Who are we?

ING’s goal is to enable people to “do their thing” and empower them to stay a step ahead in life and in business. We are one of the largest banks in Europe and we continuously evolve to become one of the most innovative companies in the banking sector. The ING Analytics group is a major driving force in ING’s transformation, aimed at helping us to become a data-driven organization, where advanced analytics is at the heart of our business processes.

In our tribe, we apply analytics & AI solutions for the KYC, Fraud & Cybersecurity domains and create advanced analytics applications and models. These models are used to mitigate and to effectively tackle the risk of financial crime for our customers and our society, making us a safer and more compliant bank. Our group consists of more than two dozen data scientists, engineers, data analysts, and customer journey experts, working together to deliver innovative solutions in our domain across multiple countries.

What is the role we hiring for?

As we continue our growth and establishing the added value analytics bring to our domains, we seek to a junior profile with the right potential to:

*Develop an expertise in applying machine learning for outlier detection, representation learning, entity resolution, and network & graph applications.

*Adopt best practices and quality standards for developing & deploying fit-for-purpose model pipelines, addressing the requirements of the ING model governance.

*Be an effective member of a model development & implementation squad, challenge the status quo and build what matters.

*Actively learn about our domain, reach out to our stakeholders, and tell captivating stories with our data to create a journey that makes our bank and our society safer.

Who should apply?

At ING, we promote diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it ’ s essential for delivering on our strategy. In order to stay a step ahead we need teams with a healthy mix of contrasting perspectives and backgrounds as they are more creative, faster to adapt and more inventive with their solutions. We strive to hire a workforce as diverse as the communities in which we operate, and we will consider every application, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.


  • You have at least 4 years of (global) work experience in the Data Science space (methods, technology, data) including statistical modelling and machine learning experience to solve business questions and/or develop (innovative) data driven products
  • Experience in applying data science to prevent and detect financial crimes (e.g. internal/external fraud, money laundering, terrorism financing, tax evasion, …) is a strong plus
  • You are able to explain complicated subjects clearly
  • You are friendly and approachable and are able to mentor junior data scientists
  • Your enthusiasm is visible and you are good with mobilizing people for our data driven purpose
  • You are motivated to keep on top of the latest developments
  • You have extensive knowledge of a wide range of machine learning algorithms, ranging from more classical econometric models to cutting-edge neural networks and are able to match them to business problems
  • You are able to see where ING can set further steps towards becoming a truly data driven bank. You’re always thinking one step ahead, for example in advising about the best way of implementation.
  • You are a team player who strikes effective balance between independence and acting in the interest of the team


  • MSc or PhD with excellent academic results in the field of Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Econometrics or similar.
  • Machine Learning: Classification, Regression, Clustering, Unsupervised methods, Text Mining. You have an excellent understanding of Random Forests, Gradient Boosting, Neural Networks, Logistic Regression, SVM, KNN, K-Means, etc. Parametric and non-parametric statistics is a pre.
  • Programming Languages: Python and R. Scala is a pre-requisite
  • Tools: Spark, Hadoop.
  • Database handling: SQL, Hive. Familiarity with Oracle, Netezza, HBase, Cassandra, Graph databases is a pre.
  • Visualisation tools: D3.js, Shiny, Angular.

Rewards & benefits

We want to make sure that it’s possible for you to strike the right balance between your career and your private life. You can find out more about our employment conditions at

The benefits of working with us at ING include:

• A salary tailored to your qualities and experience

• 24-27 vacation days depending on contract

• Pension scheme

• 13th month salary

• Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary

• 8% Holiday payment

• Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities

• An informal working environment with innovative colleagues

• Work Agile, so new ideas come to life faster

About us

With 57,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what’s possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer’s interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ING

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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