Data Analyst (compliance)

Banco Santander Published: November 9, 2020
Madrid, Spain
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At Openbank, the 100% digital bank of the Santander Group, we are in the midst of a digital transformation and international expansion process. To achieve this, we are recruiting a team of great professionals, who love technology, innovation, the digital world and of course achieving great challenges. Sounds good? We want to let you know more about us and our project, but first we're going to share with you a little bit of our history:

We were born in 1994 as pioneers in digital banking and since then we have worked to innovate every day. Proof of this is that we launched the first native application for iPad and implemented WhatsApp as a way of communicating with our users. We currently have more than 1 million customers who have placed their trust in us, and that is why we take care of the quality and security of all our services. In 2017 we launched a new web and app platform, using the latest cloud-based technology and with an API layer for all services. That same year we created Open Digital Services (ODS), our technology subsidiary, to recruit the team that would help us achieve our greatest challenge: international growth and technological development. Today, we are developing our Core Banking and have already landed in the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal, and will soon land in Argentina.

As you can see, we haven’t stopped growing and innovating, working in a start-up format, using agile methodologies and making use of the latest technologies. We work with AWS, Microservices Architecture, Mobile Development (iOS and Android) and Big Data Ecosystems among others. Our goal is to take our users' experience to the next level. We are a flexible and fast adapting team, able to work with displaced teams and with a culture that makes us different. We have social and diversity clubs, such as our Padel or LGTBI+ Club and we have more than 30 different nationalities which allows us to have a multicultural and changing environment.

Now that you know us a little better... Would you like to join our ODS team and grow with us?

We are waiting for you!

Innovation focused and passionate about data are a must!

Main tasks:

  • Collecting and interpreting data from different sources in our AWS Datalake.
  • Analysing results from different commercial actions and drive insights that can lead to optimizing our business.
  • Reporting the results back to the relevant members of the business, using data visualization tools.
  • Identifying patterns and trends in data sets, as well as automate these tasks so we can spend less time reviewing normality and more time analyzing interesting anomalous patterns.
  • Defining new data collection and analysis processes from our different business verticals, such as wealth, insurance, or new countries.
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities
  • Ability to identify and automate recurring tasks (through scripts or dashboards).
  • Create a repository of key queries (really useful queries could be interesting for the rest of the team and for your future work).
  • Generate documentation of all the processes to facilitate their understanding, transfer or backup.


You have experience on:

  • Statistical analysis: you know the basic statistical concepts, and know how to implement them in different programming languages (ideally R, Python or Spark). You know when to use different indicators and have experience summarizing data insights with them.
  • Dealing with large datasets , and implementing scalable solutions. You know what data cleaning means and how to interact with a data engineer.
  • How to solve problems using data : analyze the problem and decompose it into different analytical components, and recycle all the components you can from other projects.
  • Software development: you know what git means, and how to develop your own code, test it and use it to produce actionable results. Open-source lovers get a plus if you show us your github!
  • Data Visualization , and tools like ggplot, matplotlib, tableau, or similar. Bonus points for Microstrategy, or QuickSight.
  • You are an SQL-ninja , writing simple exploratory or efficient queries won't be a problem for you
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of experience in the sector

Moreover, we need that:

  • You can give and take criticism well. You don’t get defensive when your ideas are challenged, and you have to be polite enough to challenge others´ ideas.
  • You are confident but not arrogant. You ask for help when you need it. When they don’t know something they just say so. You value and celebrate the contributions of others.
  • You get things done. You collaboratively create thoughtful plans, communicate them to others, hustle to get resources, and then execute. You are organized. You strongly favor simple and elegant solutions over complex ones.
  • You don’t freak out when things go wrong. Who wants to work for someone who is constantly in a panic?
  • You can think at different altitudes. That is, you are equally comfortable dealing with both the big picture and the fine details.
  • You are superb communicator. You explain your ideas clearly and succinctly. You ask others for input. You listen carefully. You build on the ideas of others. Your presentations are not death by PowerPoint.
  • Transparency is one of your main cards. You enjoy sharing your knowledge.
  • You are a team player
  • You can think at different altitudes. That is, you are equally comfortable dealing with both the big picture and the fine details.
  • You are superb communicator. You explain your ideas clearly and succinctly. You ask others for input. You listen carefully


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