Data scientist TM

Vacancy number • PUB408687

Data scientist TM

  • Netherlands
  • Closes 6 August
  • 36 hours
  • Academic Master

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About this job

  • Market: Insurance & Banking
  • Industry: Banking
  • Area of Expertise: HR, Finance & Support
  • Location: Netherlands

What is required?

  • hours per week: 36
  • Education level: Academic Master
  • Closing date: Tuesday, 6 August 2024


As a Medior or Senior Data Scientist Transaction Monitoring you can have social impact, by catching the criminals using analytics models to analyze transactions of 8+ million customers of a corporate bank.

About this role

Preventing Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing are one of the key aspects for our society and our organisation, and as a bank we play a major role in this field. In order to be effective in fighting financial crime, we need smart individuals like yourself who get their energy from looking into data, patterns and behaviour of our customers in order to uncover illegal activities. Together with the team you will be responsible for optimizing our current Transaction Monitoring (TM) system and eventually (not on short term) for introducing more advanced analytics methodologies such as Machine Learning into our TM models.

As you can imagine, doing this job requires statistical, investigative and operational expertise and if done successfully, will make sure that our analysts are able to focus on the true positive alerts – hence spend their time on truly value-adding activities. In summary, in this role you will be on the front line of fighting financial crime.

As a Data Scientist TM you will:

  • Identify model improvements and provide statistically significant proof to justify implementation.
  • Present your results and think together with the stakeholders how to improve which alternative analyses to perform.
  • Translate regulatory and procedural requirements around tuning (and back-testing) into a methodology and way of working that fits the corporate bank.


  • Academic degree (MSc / Phd) in Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Econometrics or a related field.
  • 2+ years (medior)’ experience in advanced analytics / modelling / artificial intelligence activities (ideally with large data sets) working with PySpark (requirement), experience with Spark and Azure Databricks is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch.
  • Structured, precise, communicative, and can work well with different people and roles.
  • +6 months experience within financial services industry (insurance companies, bank etc.).

Nice to have:

  • Thrive in a high-impact, dynamic and high-paced environment.
  • Be pro-active, have a business focus and can-do mentality to make the difference in fighting financial crime.
  • Motivation to catch criminals by making our TM system more effective; in other words, you are motivated to build models that realize measurable impact for the bank, not necessarily to build the most complex advanced analytics model.
  • Experience in transaction monitoring and FEC (preference).


  • Carry responsibility for (parts of) the data science model(s) in one of the key areas within Tribe FEC Tech.
  • Contribute technically and functionally to our model components: design and implement features, implement new functionality, tackle performance issues.
  • Function as counterpart for stakeholders in the team (non-data scientists) and outside the team.
  • Salary is based on knowledge and experience. Gross salary is between 5500,- and 7500,- per month.

About Brunel

We believe in the power of difference. Bringing together people's differences is what makes us an even better bank.
“Our team combines expertise in fighting financial crime with the power of data to build a robust, efficient detection system. As data scientists we are responsible for building and optimizing the models used to detect criminal behaviour. This is a growing, dynamic team perfect for any data scientists looking for opportunities for learning and creativity.”
Iona, Data Scientist Transaction Monitoring.

Brunel is a specialized staffing agency, which means you are the focus! We always look for assignments that match your ambitions, life stage, and knowledge. Our consultants maintain warm and personal contact with you as a specialist and are always there for you.

With over 45 years of experience, we know better than anyone how to support and empower people to grow and excel in their careers. Our passion for people drives us to work every day with full conviction on our mission to make a difference in the development of our people.

Our culture
Brunel's core values, "Passion for people," "Entrepreneurship," "Honest and integral," and "Results-oriented," guide our organization and the way our employees act. These values contribute to a positive and productive work environment.

Diversity and inclusion
Additionally, Brunel is committed to valuing and encouraging the diverse cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives within our company. We believe in the power of differences and think that diversity and inclusion contribute to a creative and innovative organization.

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
At Brunel, we are strongly aware that we have a responsibility to operate not only economically but also socially and ecologically sustainably. This allows us to grow responsibly and contribute to a better world for future generations. We hope to make an inspiring impact on other companies and collectively make a meaningful difference for people and the environment.

We believe in creating an environment where you can realize your potential and contribute to the success of Brunel. This means connecting, learning, and developing. Here are some benefits of working at Brunel:

  • Thanks to our onboarding program, you start with confidence right away.
  • The personal development plan provides insight into your ambitions and opportunities within Brunel, offering you the chance to achieve personal goals.
  • Through our BeSmart platform, you can take various in-house training courses.
  • The training budget allows you to attend courses and training that align with your development needs and ambitions.
  • The communities provide a platform where you can network and collaborate with other professionals.

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Do you also dream of becoming the best in your profession? Or do you aspire that one dream job? Let us support you! Our Be Smart online learning environment offers all you need. Trainings, study materials and best practices, aimed to improve both your hard and soft skills.
Part of our program is to let you learn and share experiences with colleagues; a network of fellow specialists who participate in training sessions, events, webinars and socials. The ideal platform to spar about your ideas and get to know each other.
Along with our network come many experiences to support your personal, customized career path. Brunel colleagues are assigned in over 500 companies in various branches, that enable you to explore your potential and realize your ambitions.


Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Hugo Wischhoff is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number: PUB408687

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