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Assistant Director / Senior Manager, Data Analysis (Data Science Unit), Planning and Organization Division

Agency: Ministry of Home Affairs
Job no.: 528976
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Others, Research and Analysis

We work as a team, in partnership with the community, to make Singapore our safe and secure Best Home.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) aspires to be a world-class organisation in delivering safety and security for our people. In pursuing our mission to make Singapore our Safe and Secure Best Home, we remain always constant and true to our core values of Honour and Unity.


  • Apply statistical and machine learning techniques on large-scale datasets to address the diverse business needs for MHA
  • Manage and undertake data pre-processing and feature engineering, build and deploy machine learning models, and design experiments to evaluate techniques and algorithms
  • Manage data analysis and visualisation projects and present analytical insights to business users and stakeholders
  • Collaborate closely with business users to extract actionable insights from data and processes and develop data-driven & customized solutions to meet their need
  • Undertake projects in one or more of the following areas:
    • Data mining and knowledge discovery
    • Machine learning
    • Visualisation, link analysis / graph databases
    • Artificial intelligence algorithms
    • Natural language processing
    • GIS

Job requirements

  • Quantitative discipline that involves Data Science/Analytics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics &/or Scientific Computing.
  • Possess 2 or more years of extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches, including machine learning and statistical modelling.
  • Past practical work experience with a variety of structured and unstructured datasets is an advantage.
  • Programming, preferably in Python &/or R
  • Using and adapting algorithms from machine learning libraries such as scikit-learn, numpy/scipy, pandas, NLTK &/or Tensorflow
  • Visualisation tools such as Tableau, Qlikview/Qliksense, &/or Microsoft Power BI
  • Effectively conveying complex data analysis and results to non-specialist users, as well as being able to converse in technical terms to experts
  • Working both independently and in teams; good interpersonal and communication skills are essential

All new appointees will be appointed on a two-year contract in the first instance.

We wish to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 30 days upon closing of the advertisement.

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