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#SGunitedJobs Assistant Manager/Manager– Data Scientist (TCESO), 1 year contract

Agency: Info-communications Media Development Authority
Job no.: 540064
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications, Economics/Statistics, Engineering

Info-communications Media Development Authority ( offers a rewarding career that gives you a front seat in the fast-changing infocomm media sector, where technology and content are shaping the way people view the world more than ever.

We offer a wide range of opportunities, where talented individuals and teams can make a difference. Whether you are developing a telecommunications policy affecting consumers or spearheading a scheme to nurture budding media talents, each member of IMDA contributes towards driving innovation, enhancing productivity for economic growth, and improving the quality of life for all Singaporeans.

As a statutory board in the Ministry of Communications and Information, IMDA promotes and regulates the infocomm and media sectors.

Assistant Manager/Manager– Data Scientist (TCESO), 1+1 year contract



The Telecoms Cybersecurity Engineering and Specialist Office in IMDA is the cybersecurity arm that identifies the future-state cybersecurity development roadmap and executes greenfield initiatives to uplift the cybersecurity posture of the Infocomm and Media (ICM) sectors.

You will be part of the team that conceptualise, architect and initiate greenfield big data related cybersecurity projects, define security architecture for next-generation infocomm technologies, and develop niche cybersecurity tech capabilities for the ICM sectors. You will work closely with the team and be responsible for executing big data related cybersecurity projects, and provide advice to the team on data science related issues. 

The successful candidate shall be responsible, among others, to:

  • Conceptualise, plan, execute and manage new programs, R&D or initiatives relating to the use of big data to improve cybersecurity for the infocomm and media sectors

  • Research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis 

  • Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis 

  • Develop custom data models and algorithms for cybersecurity projects

  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organisation to identify opportunities for leveraging data to improve cybersecurity capabilities

  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers 

  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms

  • Combine models through ensemble modeling

  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.

  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.

  • Work with vendors to develop data analytics systems and validate accuracy of data models developed.

  • Monitor advancements in big data technologies and identify new tools and frameworks that could improve efficiency and fine tune existing data analytics platforms.


  • Background in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Mathematics / Statistics / Data Science and Analytics.

  • At least 4 years of experience in quantitative data analytic or machine learning model development for cybersecurity or network infrastructure use cases using big data.

  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.

  • Experience creating and using advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics: regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modelling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks, etc.

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with their application.

  • Experience in using databases and frameworks for big data analytics such as Hadoop / Hive / Spark, and able to write complex SQL queries.

  • Familiarity with big data streaming tools, database frameworks and visualisation tools such as Apache NiFi, Storm, Spark, Hadoop, Airflow, Kibana, Tableau and their areas of applicability.

  • Domain knowledge and experience in Computer networking, Network security, or System security is preferred.

  • Good understanding of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning concepts.

  • Good writing, communication and presentation skills.

  • Fast learner with self-motivation and independence to acquire knowledge on new domains or technologies quickly.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability.

  • Plugged-in to the latest technology and security developments for the telecommunication sector.

  • Willingness to delve into administrative, legislative, technical, research and development works.


Position will commensurate with experience.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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