Senior Data and Analytics Engineer

  • Bank For International Settlements
  • Basel, BS, Switzerland
  • 15/04/2023
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The Bank for International Settlements, BIS is looking for a Data and Analytics Engineer with big data, data analytics and software engineering backgrounds to help us build the next generation of our data and analytics systems.

Purpose of the role:

The mission of the BIS is to support central banks' pursuit of monetary and financial stability through international cooperation, and to act as a bank for central banks.

The MED IT team support this mission by gathering and analysing a large array of data and statistics on global financial systems and micro-economic activity. From this, we generate a variety of insights that are used and relied upon by central banks, financial regulatory institutions, and 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 is yet to be achieved. 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.

By joining the MED IT team, you will:

  • directly contribute to our mission as a part of collaborative team who are solving a range of complex software and data challenges, including data management, advanced analytics, and business intelligence.
  • help us explore and exploit cutting-edge technologies, including big data platforms and machine learning.
  • find yourself looking outwards and collaborating; not just among the team but with expert economists, technologists, data scientists and statisticians – and counterparts in other international organisations and central banks.
  • benefit from a working in a unique, international environment that offers flexible, hybrid working options with a blend of onsite work from our central office location in Basel and home office.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Supporting the Monetary and Economic Department (MED) in the effective provisioning, development and use of business applications and contributing to defining and implementing the IT strategy and architecture for MED statistical applications.
  • Delivering IT solutions that are powering the Bank’s data and analytics transformation.
  • Creating and maintaining data pipelines and related IT architecture.
  • Assembling large data sets that meet business demand.
  • Data delivery processes and implementing analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide business insight.

Qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Graduate degree in computer science, or another IT-related technical field, with experience in software development or data engineering.
  • Programming skills in languages like C# .NET, Python, Java.
  • Experience of large data modelling (by using the Hadoop family of technologies).
  • Experience in working with economic and financial statistics (using data science tools).
  • Knowledge and experience on working with SQL and will have familiarity with various databases.
  • Experience of building and optimizing ‘big data’ pipelines using Spark or Python.
  • Strong analytical skills and passion for solving data challenges is required to be successful in this role

Who we are:

The Bank for International Settlements is a diverse organization with colleagues from over 60 countries. By joining us in the international city of Basel, you will work in a unique, highly rewarding, and international work environment. We truly value diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the world we serve. We want the best people to work for us in an inclusive environment so welcome applications from all qualified candidates. At the BIS, we value equality and diversity in all its forms and one way we support diversity and inclusion is through our staff-run networks. You can discover more about diversity at the BIS

What the BIS offers:

In return, we offer a competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive set of expat and relocation benefits and allowances (wapplicable). In addition, thanks to our status as an international organization, we can hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities and located anywin the world. We want your time at 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.