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Senior Data Scientist (Thomson Reuters Labs, Singapore)

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 3/23/2018 8:36:15 AM Singapore, Singapore
Job Description

Do you like big data / Artificial Intelligence / emerging technologies? How do you feel about skunk works?

Thomson Reuters Labs, Singapore is located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District and leverages the vibrant innovation and FinTech ecosystem in Singapore to drive experimentation and fuel collaborative projects across Asia. (More info at

What do we do? We experiment. We play with big data sets to discover what new products, services, or analysis we can create for our customers. You might be familiar with Reuters News, but you might not know that Thomson Reuters is also one of the leading sources of information for the world’s top companies in finance, risk, legal, tax and accounting.

The best part? We have data. Lots and lots of data. Over 60,000 TBs worth of data. That’s about 20,000 times more data than exists in Wikipedia. Come tinker along with us. Learn from Data Scientists in our global labs in Waterloo, Boston, London, Zurich, San Francisco and Cape Town. Pick the brains of PhD’s and Masters grads with experience in big data, statistics, machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and data visualization.

Thomson Reuters Labs – Singapore operates like a start-up within a large corporate. We partner with internal teams, external customers, and third parties, such as start-ups and academics, creating rapid prototypes and data-driven innovations that land in the hands of real users in just a few short weeks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Scope and build proof-of-concepts / prototypes using data science techniques directly for TR customers
  • Conceive, develop, and test algorithms with tools like R, Python, etc.
  • Build external and internal relationships with technology and business leaders, working closely with colleagues to identify and shape ideas into compelling proposals that engage stakeholders
  • Present proof-of-concepts to customers and grow and maintain relationships with key academic groups and start-ups, acting as an ambassador for TR Labs
  • Work with external and internal partners to identify and deliver Thomson Reuters data and tools needed to build prototypes and proof-of-concepts
  • Locate, clean and wrangle data. Integrate internal and external data sources using API’s

Candidate must have:

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in relevant technical field, such as computer science, statistics, finance, applied mathematics, or a related discipline.
  • 5+ years industry experience in text mining, big data, or machine learning
  • Experience producing and rapidly delivering minimum viable products. Building API’s or web-based prototypes.
  • Experience in one or more of: - Text mining, NLP or data mining - Information extraction - Machine learning - Data visualization - Graph analysis - Use of APIs
  • Experience working with programming and scripting languages such as: - Python - R - Scala - Java - C# - Experience with relational, NoSQL, or Graph databases.
  • Engineering Experience: - Back-end infrastructure, Back-end engineering experience such as: - RabbitMQ, Kafka, Celery - Flask, Django - AWS - System design
  • Ability to track down complex data integration issues, evaluate different algorithmic approaches, and analyze data to solve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with business and technology stakeholders.
  • Bonus: -
    • Big data analytics or visualization such as: - Spark - Hadoop ecosystem - NoSQL DB such as ElasticSearch, Solr - Web Technologies (e.g. HTML, JS, D3, etc)
    • Understanding of Financial Markets, Buy side, Sell Side – front office, middle office and back office operations.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit

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Req #: JREQ101813
Locations: Singapore-Singapore
Job Function: Technology Development
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