Data and Analytics Engineers

  • Bank For International Settlements
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 29/05/2019
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Statistics

Job Description

The scale and variety of our data is dwarfed only by what you could help us achieve with it. We are looking for a number of experts in big data, data analytics and software engineering to help us build the next generation of our data and analytics systems.

Your contribution to our mission
We compile and analyse a dizzying array of data and statistics on global financial systems and micro-economic activity. From this, we generate a variety of insights for central banks, financial regulatory institutions, specialised publications and high-profile academia around the world. Indeed, some of the source data sets we work with and the ways in which we combine them are unique to our organisation.

But we know that our full potential in this area is yet to be realised. Our aim is to collect a wider variety of data and harness new technology to generate more powerful insights. This is a chance to be involved in a step change in our capability.

A collaborative role that transforms our use of data
You’ll join a collaborative team tackling a range of complex software and data challenges, including data management, advanced analytics and business intelligence. You’ll be helping us explore and exploit cutting-edge technologies, including big data platforms and machine learning. You will be looking outwards and collaborating; not just with the team but with expert economists, technologists, data scientists and statisticians – and counterparts in other international organisations and central banks.

Your qualifications and experience
You will have a graduate degree in computer science, or another IT-related technical field, with at least three years of experience in software development or data engineering. Above all, you will have a passion for data and analytics. Depending on your skillset, you will fulfil one of the following roles:

Software / Data Engineer
You will focus on a variety of software development, data management and analytics projects. You will have programming skills in languages like C#, Java, Python or MATLAB, and experience in agile software development and testing methodologies. You may have experience of large data modelling and working with financial statistics.

Big Data Platform Engineer
You will focus on delivering data lake solutions that will power the Bank’s data and analytics transformation. You will have strong, practical experience in building and managing big data platforms using the Hadoop family of technologies including HBase, Hive, Pig, Spark and Scala. You will have experience in Kafka and Sqoop and knowledge of client analytical tools like Jupyter, Zeppelin, Hue and RStudio.

What you can expect in return
Simply put, we want your time at the BIS to be a career-enriching experience. We offer a genuinely unique international working environment which will give you exposure to a number of business areas and expert networks. You will also receive a competitive compensation package, including health insurance, and full financial support to help you relocate.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.