Data and Analytics Engineers

Office location: Basel
Department: Various
Employment – Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline:

The scale and variety of our data is dwarfed only by what you could help us achieve with it. We are looking for a number of experts in big data, data analytics and software engineering to help us build the next generation of our data and analytics systems.

Your contribution to our mission

We compile and analyse a dizzying array of data and statistics on global financial systems and micro-economic activity. From this, we generate a variety of insights for central banks, financial regulatory institutions, specialised publications and high-profile academia around the world. Indeed, some of the source data sets we work with and the ways in which we combine them are unique to our organisation.

But we know that our full potential in this area is yet to be realised. Our aim is to collect a wider variety of data and harness new technology to generate more powerful insights. This is a chance to be involved in a step change in our capability.

A collaborative role that transforms our use of data

12You will be looking outwards and collaborating; not just with the team but with expert economists, technologists, data scientists and statisticians – and counterparts in other international organisations and central banks.

Your qualifications and experience

You will have a graduate degree in computer science, or another IT-related technical field, with at least three years of experience in software development or data engineering. Above all, you will have a passion for data and analytics. Depending on your skillset, you will fulfil one of the following roles:

Software / Data Engineer You will focus on a variety of software development, data management and analytics projects. You will have programming skills in languages like C#, Java, Python or MATLAB, and experience in agile software development and testing methodologies. You may have experience of large data modelling and working with financial statistics.

Big Data Platform Engineer You will focus on delivering data lake solutions that will power the Bank’s data and analytics transformation. You will have strong, practical experience in building and managing big data platforms using the Hadoop family of technologies including HBase, Hive, Pig, Spark and Scala. You will have experience in Kafka and Sqoop and knowledge of client analytical tools like Jupyter, Zeppelin, Hue and RStudio.

What you can expect in return

Simply put, we want your time at the BIS to be a career-enriching experience. We offer a genuinely unique international working environment which will give you exposure to a number of business areas and expert networks. You will also receive a competitive compensation package, including health insurance, and full financial support to help you relocate.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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Volunteer role: Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Application closing date: 31 March 2020

Role overview

The volunteer will build the capacity of the local Biomedical Technicians in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment. The overall placement objective is to build the capacity of relevant staff in the placement hospital to do the installation of basic medical equipment, minor maintenance and to manipulate the machines appropriately.

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of Engineering and able to perform maintenance of medical equipment
  • You are fully accredited
  • You have the ability to work with limited technical resources
  • You have experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Fluent English proficiency
  • IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)


  • Background in public health or health economics will be added advantage.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Start Date – 16/09/2019

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