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Data Scientist Operational Risk Controller Officer

Job type Permanent
Schedule Full time
Brand BNP Paribas
Apply REF: 1902RSK2188
BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 192,000 employees – including more than 146,000 in Europe and over 4,000 in Portugal alone.
BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

Worldwide, the Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.



As a 2nd line of defence, RISK ORC CIB aims to provide RISK and CIB senior Management with a global, transparent, exhaustive and consistent front to back consolidated view on operational risks for CIB activities in order to contribute to the reduction of operational risk and better responds to Regulator’s expectations. The mandate is to challenge and supervise the Operational Risk management of CIB activities for operational risk process and themes assigned to RISK.
To that end, RISK ORC CIB relies on an effective operational risk management set up covering CIB activities (including fraud risk). RISK ORC CIB is organised around 4 geographies (Americas, APAC, United Kingdom, and EMEA excluding UK) and 2 Business Lines with global reach (BP2S and Global Markets).


  • The main mission of the team is to contribute to the independent control testing plan, by giving support to the RISK ORC CIB Global Banking team for providing RISK and Senior Management a synthetic, transparent, exhaustive and consistent Front to Back view of Operational Risk across activities
  • Team member will contribute to the comprehensive execution of the control plans defined for Corporate Banking activities, notably for the Credit Process but also for Volcker/French Banking Law  and testing plans to be defined on Functions (as Tax or Legal)
  • The Data Scientist Operational Risk Officers will play a key role in Global Banking operational risk management by independently challenging the effectiveness of the operational control framework of the BNP Paribas’ Global Banking activities
  • As part of this independent testing team, the Data Scientist will be :
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the process performed by the independent testing team as well as the tools in use by the team
  • Helping to drive new approaches to presenting the risks to senior management, such as the use of dynamic dashboards to replace static reports
  • Investigating the use of machine learning approaches to help the team get a better understanding of the risks, improve methodologies, or help identifying data quality issues automatically.The work will be performed in direct strong coordination with the RISK ORC CIB Global Banking EMEA (excl UK team) and Americas as with RISK ORC CIB Transformation team in Paris.


  • The candidate should have a solid programming background with a minimum 1 to 5 years previous experience. Strong skills required in R and/or Python, as well as good skills in Excel/VBA and Access. Familiarity to other programming languages, including web based languages such as javascript, Query, etc, are appreciated
  • The candidate should have a basic understanding and keen interest in different machine learning techniques
  • Good communication skills are required with an ability to communicate complicated programming approaches or machine learning techniques to colleagues with a different technical background
  • The candidate should be able to efficiently prioritise work and show resourcefulness in order to meet deadlines, whilst having the ability to react to changing priorities
  • Affinity with CIB Businesses, products and processes
  • Interest and/or experience in the Operational  Risk Management and general awareness in Risk management
  • Language :  fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese appreciated
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.
Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.
In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.

Primary Location: PT-11-LisbonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: RISKSEducation Level: Not indicatedExperience Level: Not IndicatedSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Critical thinkingTransversal competency: Analytical Ability