We are living in dynamic times. Technology is reshaping how we live, and we want to use it to redefine how financial services are offered. Grab is the leading technology company in Southeast Asia offering everyday services to the masses. Singtel is Asia’s leading communications group connecting millions of consumers and enterprises to essential digital services. This is why we are coming together to unlock big dreams, and financial inclusion for people in our region is just one of them. We want to build a digital bank with the right foundation – using data, technology and trust to solve problems and serve customers.
Get to know the Role:
You will lead and build a team of data analysts to build out the Digibank
Develop a roadmap for data analytics for the digibank to partner with the commercial teams
Explore and extract insights from massive dataset of geospatial, behavioural, economic, and the extraction of 3rd party data, to power a credit scoring model that can make financing decisions instantly, accurately and in fairness to the end customer
Build models for the digibank based on alternative data (e.g. Credit profile/score)
Leveraging data to help the business answer questions around further expansion, products, customer acquisition/retention/churn and any other business goals that can be addressed through data insights.
Build, validate, test, and deploy machine learning or other data science models to predict and influence the behaviour of consumers with the goal of optimising system efficiency of the platform
Develop a deep behavioral understanding and intuition of users and translate these intuitions into actionable, creative insights that produces heuristic or classification models to identify system violators
Manage and own the entire end-to-end lifecycle of designing models, working with Engineering for implementation, scaling, to maintenance and enforcement
Work independently or in a team to solve complex problem statements
Test and validate these insights via rapid experimentation and deployment
Interface with business & operation teams to formulate solutions & product changes informed by your findings
The must haves:
Experience in leading a team of data scientists, preferably in a startup or tech company
PhD/Masters degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Operation Research, Computer Science or equivalent
8+ years relevant industry experience (preferably in an Internet or ‘Direct to Consumer’ company with high velocity data and scaled controlled experiments)
Strong statistical knowledge – ideally having utilized controlled experiments in the industry
Experience solving prediction, classification, reinforcement problems using applied statistics & machine learning
Experience with Data Science / scripting / programming tools, including but not limited to Python, R or SQL
Experience in Spark (Scala / pySpark) would be a plus
Strong Product sense
Self-Starter. Ability to work independently and drive own projects.
We are not just a company of problem solvers. We are a company of people who solve problems because we love serving people.
We are resilient, adaptable, and have the tenacity to stick to our goals even in the face of adversity or setbacks.
We value integrity and the trust placed in us by our customers and partners.
We are aware of our strengths and weakness, and are ready to own up to our imperfections.
Get to know Grab:
Grab is more than just the leading ride-hailing and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia. We use data and technology to improve everything from transportation to payments and financial services across a region of more than 620 million people. We work with governments, drivers, passengers, merchants, and the community, to solve critical problems in Southeast Asia.
Grab began as a taxi-hailing app in 2012, but we have since extended our product platform to include GrabCar, GrabShare, GrabBike, GrabHitch, GrabExpress, GrabFood, GrabCoach, GrabShuttle, GrabCycle. We recently launched our fintech platform – GrabFinancial, which consists of payments, lending and insurance. Our latest addition is GrabVentures, an in-house incubation platform. We are focused on pioneering new commuting and payment alternatives for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on convenience, safety, and reliability. Currently, we offer services in 8 countries. Our R&D offices are in Singapore, Seattle, Beijing, Bangalore, Jakarta and Vietnam. We aspire to unlock the true potential of Southeast Asia and look for like-minded individuals to join us on this ride.
If you share our vision of driving South East Asia forward, apply to join our team today.