Information Security Expert II - Amsterdam

  • Plaatsingsdatum: 05-06-2019
  • Vacaturenummer: 21601

At a glance

We are on a mission to use data science in order to make Fraud Detection data driven. At ABN AMRO we have vast amounts of data that can be used to make the bank, its customers and employees more secure.

 What do you see when you envision the next step? Work on achieving your goals and develop yourself professionally and personally. Tell us your story. We want to hear it!

Your job

As a data scientist in the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) team, your work will make the customers and employees of the bank more secure. You identify (fraud) problems to solve and find opportunities to add value. You create insight from the data and come up with novel (machine learning) solutions.You will be working closely with our internal process owners and set up research processes with them. You will help to create prototypes and implementations . Typical activities will be:

  • Identify problems and opportunities that can be solved with data (science). Determine the security business value. How much will a solution contribute in solving the Fraud problem?
  • Understand data. Import, explore, and visualise (EDA) it. Create features from this data together with the process owners.
  • Use state of the art data science techniques e.g. to train and develop predictive models,
  • Assess the performance and value of your models and communicate this at the right level to your customers.
  • Help implement your data products in the various prototyping and production environments.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners on fraud  research and innovation that goes beyond normal data science activities.
  • Educate: explain/train data science to stakeholders to enhance cooperation

Your working environment

Channel Security (CS) is a part of CISO. Geographically located in Amsterdam at the Hogehilweg. CISO itself has about 300 employees that work on all aspects of information security of the bank. CS has about 40 employees, aged between 23 and 60 and is a mix of various nationalities, where the Data science team contains 5 people in the early 30’s range. CISO has adopted an agile way of working. We take on challenges as a team, regardless of hierarchy. Next to that ABN AMRO contributes to society for instance via the ABN AMRO foundation.

Your profile

You have a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence or Econometrics or similar and a minimum of two years of work experience as a data scientist (next to any internships). You are a team player and you are not afraid to ask help and feedback.You have many of the following skills: · Excellent analysis and modelling skills; · Programming and algorithm development using Python or Pyspark (and optionally R); · Experience with big data frameworks (Hadoop, Spark); · Interested in fraud detection and willing to understand the modi operandi behind different frauds; · Based on your analysis, you develop and convey your own vision; · You know your way around Linux systems (command line) and are proficient in SQL; · Consultancy skills: keen, finding the ‘real’ problem that needs to be solved. Relentless but friendly, following processes; · Working proficiency in English (also in Dutch is preferred).

What we offer

  • An open, innovative and stimulating department where you can grow as a data scientist.
  • A way to contribute to a safer world as a financial crime fighter.
  • The opportunity to be the best you can be, work flexible hours and lots of room to grow both personally and professionally
  • The opportunity to pro-actively work on your vitality and fitness
  • A supplementary benefit budget of 11%, which you can spend on additional fringe benefits
  • A personal development budget of EUR 1.000 per year
  • A department budget for relevant trainings and visiting great conferences to expand views on data science in the field of security
  • An annual public transportation pass or travel budget, depending on the function
  • A solid pension plan


Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? Send us your application as soon as possible. To find out more, contact Pepijn Kok by email: We very much look forward meeting you.  


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