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VP/SVP, Lead/Principal Data Scientist


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Data & Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  7541


Technology Group


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 a VP/SVP, Lead/Principal Data Scientist. You will be part of a dynamic team that provides Data Science capabilities across investment management and corporate services functions.


Exposure opportunities


  • You will play a key role in formulating, scoping, implementing, and evaluating data science solutions
  • You will have the opportunity to mentor junior data scientists and oversee multiple projects
  • You will have access to a variety of real-world, structured and unstructured data and the opportunity to apply data science techniques to extract insights that enhance efficiency, reliability and performance across Front, Middle, and Back Office
  • You will gain a holistic understanding of the asset management business and be part of the transformation Data and Artificial Intelligence bring to it
  • You will develop your data science chops, conceptual thinking and business acumen while leveraging on your technology know-how to bring value to the business
  • As a thought leader with a collaborative mind-set, you will work hand-in-hand with various facets of the business across Front, Middle, and Back Office, the extended Technology team in GIC as well as industry peers and partners
  • 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 7 years of relevant experience as a data scientist
  • A strong grounding in NLP, as well as a good grasp of Statistical methods and Machine Learning techniques
  • Able to be hands-on in data science projects, and also provide technical guidance and coaching to the data scientist team
  • Experience in dealing with large scale, noisy, and unstructured data
  • 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
  • Programming experience in Python and Hadoop/Spark, and SQL working proficiency
  • Good communication skills, ability to articulate technical concepts and drive discussions

Our PRIME Values

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.