Deputy Director (Data Science)

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
  • Job Category
    Public / Civil Service, Others
  • Contract type
    Permanent

Job Description

You lead and mentor a team of data scientists to perform Data Science (DS) work that is accurate and aligned to best practices to enhance MINDEF/SAF’s operational decision-making and resource effectiveness and efficiency. You ensure that DS work performed by the DS community can withstand scrutiny with regard to the scientific method, statistical rigor, technical accuracy and reproducibility. You work with multiple stakeholders to understand intermediate to complex business challenges, and apply leading-edge theories and techniques to investigate problems, detect patterns, and recommend robust and sound solutions. You also research, evaluate, develop, and apply the latest developments in data science technologies. Your challenge lies in convincing key stakeholders on the potential of data science, and the importance to organize and share data across data silo.

You must have a Master’s degree in Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering Science, or other related quantitative field of studies, with a least 8 years of working experience in a DS/analytics role, with hands-on expertise in Python, R, Matlab, or Java. Having a PhD would be advantageous. You should also have experience in applying advance DS techniques such as text analytics, data mining, clustering, machine learning or deep learning. You must possess strong leadership and communication skills, and be comfortable working with abstract and complex data.

To apply, please submit your application at https://www.go.gov.sg/dxoapplicationform. Only applications submitted through this form will be processed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Closing on 06 Jun 2021