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Data Scientist (all genders)





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Erste Digital

We are part of Erste Group – the largest banking group in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 2,500 branches and over 45,000 employees. Our more than 2,000 IT experts and enthusiasts are the bank's Digital Muscle.

With top notch technology, we drive the realization offers the Group’s vision: To provide human banking in digital times, and to build Financial Health for over 16 million customers in the CEE region. We aim to attract and develop the best talent and aspire to be an IT employer beyond compare.

What to do

The divisions Data and Data2Business together provide data, reporting and analytics solutions to steer and grow Erste Group. The data science team provides our business partners with consulting services in data-driven projects where learning from data and getting added value from data-derived insights has a significant part. To reinforce this team, we are looking for a Professional Data Scientist.

As a Data Scientist, you closely collaborate with colleagues from business and IT to design data-driven solutions that will help improve our company. We will rely on you to build machine learning (ML) models or other solutions to identify patterns in our data and extract valuable business insights. In this role, you should be highly analytical with a knack for math and statistics. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential for interpreting data. We also want to see a passion for modeling and algorithms.

In this position you will:

  • You deliver typical data science tasks in data driven projects / programs, where development of predictive models and learning from data measurably supports our internal business customers (Retail, Corporate, Data Quality, etc.) in areas such as improved customer experience, sales, churn prevention, transaction classification, text classification, ...
  • You are ready to deliver in team and independently, proactively searching for assistance of team and partner departments to deliver on time
  • You show genuine curiosity and thinking about how to bring innovative problem solutions into practical application in banking industry
  • You deliver and support in all phases of the full Data Science process, but with different level of expectations and time allocation, where data and feature engineering, as well as search for optimal parameters within chosen model class take the most of time
  • You are open to learn how to serve banking business owners, even in international projects, through strong interest in data and technology

You check these boxes

  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree with a focus on quantitative disciplines
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience as a Data Scientist
  •  Good understanding of statistical methods and common machine learning algorithms
  • Hands-on experience in the design and development of applications utilizing the Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) pattern, which includes steps such as chunking, embedding, and querying a Large Language Model (LLM)
  • Good knowledge of Python, Spark and SQL (with practical experience). Hands-on experience with Databricks is a plus.
  • Basic understanding of the banking business
  • Language skills: English full professional proficiency

Why you will like us

  • Possibility to benefit and learn from our international, talented and passionate community at Erste  
  • Interest groups and clubs: Take part in discussions and get involved in projects. Numerous interest groups invite you to engage with a topic 
  • Culinary delights – Healthy nutrition and good food are important for our quality of life. Whether lunch, breakfast or snacks – everything is within reach. As an employee, you receive a meal allowance per day.  
  • Health Care – Taking care of your health is important. That’s why we contribute to your above standard medical examination and provide a helpline in case of hard lifetime situations. You also receive a salary compensation during sick leave 
  • Work-Life-Balance – Sabbatical, paternity leave, contribution to marriage & childbirth, 4 days of extra holiday per year, contribution to the 3rd pillar and MultiSport card. This is how we promote a balance between work, leisure, and family 
  • New way of work: With our flexible working hours model we want to make your life less complicated. Combing the best of both worlds, remote and office time 
  • Employee Referral Program – Become a talent scout for career opportunities in IT. We are rewarding every successful referral for Erste Digital 
  • Language courses for German & English – Learning a new language unites 
  • Visa Sponsoring – We support our employees with all the formalities associated with a relocation to Slovakia and also advise them on choosing a suitable residential area A competitive and performance-related salary dependent on your professional and personal qualifications is granted - we are obliged by law to quote the minimum wage of EUR 2 800 gross per month for this full time position. But this is just a formality, we are more than happy to discuss your actual expectations. 
ID: 4792832  Dátum zverejnenia: 26.3.2024  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 800 EUR/month