Data Scientist

International Volunteer Program|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

Data Scientist

Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Volunteer Program Corporate & Investment banking


As Data Analyst, within the IGAD Asia Hub located in Hong Kong, your main responsibilities will be to

1) Contribute to Audit missions as the data expert
As the data expert, fully integrated to an audit team, your main objectives will be to:
-    Obtain a good understanding of the business and operational processes and the problem statement from auditors as well as from business and operational staff.
-    Refine this problem statement with a data angle to define the key questions to be answered, and identify the relevant data sources and experts to help you.
-    Liaise with our Data Extraction team or collect the data directly from the IT team for the data collection in compliance with information security and data protection policies.
-    Manage the iterative data analysis process from data preparation, through the analysis itself and up to the documentation of the analysis and presentation of your conclusions.
-    Support the audit team to help them do simple analysis and handle more advanced techniques and tools on data visualization, statistics, machine learning, etc.
-    Develop tools to automate some queries given to business auditors

2) Educate and Support Auditors throughout Asia  
As the data champion for the entire IGAD Asia team your role will be to:
-    Animate the data analytics community in Asia, and in particular,
-    Train auditors on basic data analysis tools and techniques,
-    Support auditors on simple requests and questions,
-    Host knowledge sharing sessions to communicate on data analytics use cases.

3) Contribute to the Data Analytics community and to the effort on R&D
As a member of the Global IGAD data analytics community
-    Regularly synchronize with other Data Analysts & Scientists from the Paris Data Lab and from other locations to share and develop knowledge on tools and methodologies
-    Coordinate with IGAD IT Team to develop IGAD’s data science platform as well as the offer in the data analytics tools provided to auditors
-    Contribute to the technology watch on Data Science topics and to transversal projects

Profile required

• You are graduated with a Master degree from Data Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Business Analytics, Market Finance or a related discipline
• Previous working experience in Market Finance is preferable.
Real world experience in dealing with large datasets.
• Sharp analytical mindset, comfortable in manipulating data
• Fluent English is mandatory

The VIE assignment in a nutshell
This VIE in Hong Kong is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months.
The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Business insight

Company Description

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description

The Inspection General and Internal Audit Division (IGAD) is Societe Generale Group’s 3rd Line of Defense. It is placed under the authority of the Head of Inspection and Audit, who reports directly to the Group's Chief Executive Officer. Audit (1,100 staff) is organized in geographical and functional zones, while General Inspection (130 staff) on top of audit work covers major risks for the Group, transversal topics and strategic issues.

The main role of IGAD is to review operational entities in an objective, thorough and risk-based manner to assess the compliance of the Group’s operations, the level of actual risk, the enforcement of procedures and the effectiveness and relevance of the corresponding permanent control set up. IGAD issues recommendations in order to better manage risks and to increase the efficiency of the Group’s activities.

INS/DAT is a global and transversal organization within IGAD that plays a key role in reinforcing Societe Generale’s third line of defense through the use of Data Analytics techniques and tools.

IGAD Asia (45 staff) is the Audit Team which covers all SG Group Business entities across the Asia Pacific region.

To fulfill its function IGAD has access to a large array of data sources which come in all kind of form and size and extracting insights from all this data is a challenge that requires special skills. This is why IGAD has been investing in the past few years into dedicated technology and people to tackle this challenge. If you are tempted by this adventure, please read on.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000US0
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2022/01/01
Publication date: 2021/10/11