Vacancy for Data Scientist, Machine Learning in Baku, Azerbaijan

OJSC International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) is seeking Data Scientist, Machine Learning for its Digital Innovation Lab



IBA is one of Azerbaijan’s leading corporate banks. Established in 1992, Bank provides various banking products and services for retail and corporate customers in the Republic of Azerbaijan. It offers private and corporate customer current accounts, savings accounts, deposits, investment savings products, custody, credit and debit cards, consumer loans and mortgages, direct debit facilities, overdrafts, loan and other credit facilities, and foreign currency and derivative products. The bank enjoys a unique position in the history of its nation: the institution has played a key role in bringing the country of Azerbaijan, a “new” country with an ancient heritage and culture, into the 21st century’s global economy.

About the role 

IBA is seeking a Data Scientist/Machine Learning  who will work on IBA's new Digital Innovation Lab projects. You will draw upon your statistics, machine learning and data mining skills and contribute to key projects such as customer loyalty campaign analysis and modeling.

What You'll Do 

  • Directly participate in: recommender system, personalization, natural language processing, econometrics, to name a few.
  • Gather data and transform them into key data systems.
  • Implementing analytical models that will run in customer products and solutions.
  • Enjoy getting accelerated industrial experience while working in a fast-paced environment.

What You'll Need

  • Working towards a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Operations Research, Physics, Mathematics or Statistics
  • Strong programming ability in both scripting and object oriented programming languages is required (C/C++, python)
  • A solid understanding of statistical modeling/machine learning/data mining
  • Experience programming in a software project at school, professionally or in an open source context
  • Previous hands-on experience in Data Science, Machine Learning or Statistics projects with an enthusiastic, can-do attitude
  • Strong problem solving skills with demonstrated rigor in analyzing data
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate a complex concept with thoughtful, actionable recommendations
  • Motivated, self-driven and with a strong ability to learn independently
  • Exhibits strong problem solving skills

Bonus Points if You

  • Familiar with distributed computing like Spark, GPU.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies such as Python and R.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies, e.g., SQL (postgres), NoSQL (mongodb, hbase), Hadoop (Hive).
  • Familiarity with recommender system, bandit recommender or reinforcement learning.

If you meet the requirements please e-mail your detailed CV to

Deadline: Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will be on a rolling basis.)

Please indicate the name of the position (Data Scientist, Machine Learning) you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Otherwise, the candidacy will not be considered in the review process of the applications collected.

Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the further stages of the recruitment process.