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Data Analytics Analyst

Central Bank of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Posted 6 days ago Hybrid Contract Salary Scale

The Central Bank of Ireland serves the public interest by safeguarding monetary and financial stability and by working to ensure that the financial system operates in the best interests of consumers and the wider economy.

We currently have a vacancy for a Data Analytics Analyst on a specified purpose contract in the Markets Supervision Division. This role is aligned with the Bank Professional 3 grade and the BP3 salary scale applies. . Please click here for further information on our salary scales.

It is important to us that our people have flexibility in their role and we will shortly transition to a hybrid working model where they can balance their time between working from home and our office.

The purpose of the role is to provide specialist analytics expertise to support the supervision of investment funds, investment firms and securities markets in Ireland. This role will involve development of statistical and analytical tools to aid supervision. It is also responsible for doing ad-hoc analysis, including that of a complex nature, on regulatory data, analytical reporting, dashboards and data visualisation etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise and specialist knowledge in the area of analytics in the support of the prudential supervision of funds and mitigation of cross-sector or firm specific risks in order to contribute to ensuring the stability of financial markets.
  • Build dashboards, financial reports, business score cards etc. to aid supervisors get an immediate overview of a firm or a fund. Work with supervisors to put in place automated alerts if certain key indicators are breached. Build tools which can automatically perform peer group analysis as agreed with supervision. This may likely involve working on complex/one-off issues.
  • Develop mathematical, statistical and analytical tools to work on our data to contribute to improving our knowledge and supervisory powers, particularly in the area of low impact supervision.
  • Maintain and develop data analytics sources/tools/processes to contribute to ensuring
  • The Directorate can deliver on key projects.
  • Contribute to the Bank-wide Data Operations, through the Data Operations Function (DOF).
  • Auditability, security, logging and change control are fully operationalised.
  • Participate in larger projects both within the team but also with the DOF and IMTD as needed. Keep pace with analytical tools and trends and ensure where appropriate we are using the most up to date approaches. Support the development of the Data Analytics Associate on the team.
  • Work co-operatively with supervisory colleagues to ensure there is effective delivery of both the analysis and the tools, particularly regarding complex matter. Work internally with colleagues in IMTD, the DOF, Statistics and Policy to contribute to ensuring all deliverables are fit for purpose and target specific needs.

Requirements :

  • A third level honours degree or professional qualification in the area of statistics, business analytics, computer science, maths, finance, economics, risk or any related professional discipline and/or relevant comparable experience.
  • 5 year’s relevant experience in data analytics roles within industry, academia, and / or relevant financial services.
  • Relevant experience includes: working in data analytics / data science, statistical consulting/applied research roles, business intelligence, or data-focused risk analysis within banking or financial services sector.
  • Strong statistical experience
  • Understanding / experience in applying data analytics in a business context and practical knowledge of relevant analytics software tools and infrastructure.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and organisational skills.
  • Ability to critically assess complex / once-off issues and recommend / implement solutions.
  • Proficiency in at least [two of the] following areas: data/statistical analysis tools (T-SQL, R, Python (Pandas/SciPy/NumPy/..), Matlab), programming languages such as Python/Java/.NET; relational database management (SQL), business intelligence reporting/visualisation tools.
  • Ability to acquire proficiency in the above tools / languages where development is required.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to acquire an understanding of the broader banking regulatory environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication in particular the ability to relate to senior management and staff.
  • Good capability in managing own workload / multiple requests.
  • Acting professionally, ethically and with integrity.

We know it's our people who make the Central Bank special and we are focused on creating a diverse, inclusive, fulfilling and progressive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as it strengthens us, as individuals and as an organisation.  We are committed to positively supporting candidates with disabilities. If we can make any reasonable accommodations for you in the recruitment process in order to give you the opportunity to perform to your best, please let us know. Any information that you provide will be used only for the purposes of providing relevant support and will have no bearing on how your application will be viewed.  

Application Details: 
Closing Date: 27/06/2022

To apply, please complete the application form attached (via the “apply” link). This allows you to tell us why you are the best fit for us. Before starting your application you will be asked to create a profile with us, this will allow you to track and review your application throughout the process. Click "register" to create a profile and complete the application process.


Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an automatic email from us acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive this auto-acknowledgement, please contact recruitment@Centralbank.ie

The Central Bank pension scheme mirrors the rules of the civil service pension scheme. Therefore if you are in receipt of civil/public service pension, abatement may apply to your current pension.  Details of the appropriate pension scheme will be provided upon determination of the appointee’s status.

Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras í nGaeilge.
The Central Bank of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

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