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    Full-time Position
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    • Date Posted
      August 30,2022
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    KYC Screening Expert: Model Configuration and Tuning

    You leverage your data science skills to optimize 3 different screening models Rabobank uses to detect and prevent financial economic crime with our customers and their transactions.

    You and your job
    Being a gatekeeper to the financial system is easier said than done. It requires cutting-edge detection techniques and in-depth knowledge of the products we offer. Your main task will be to design and optimize the models we use to screen our relations and large volumes of transactions in real-time. Clever configuration choices are needed to make them effective. As a KYC Screening Expert: Model Configuration and Tuning, you are responsible for designing and maintaining them.

    Practical Examples

    • You revise fuzzy text matching thresholds in transactions and come up with challenger configurations.

    • You analyze transaction data to pinpoint improvement opportunities in heightened risk areas.

    • You prepare our transaction filtering engine to effectively screen the SWIFT XML payment message format.

    Facts & Figures

    • 32-40 hours per week

    • Millions of transactions and relations that are screened by our models

    • 43,822 Rabobank colleagues around the world

    Top 3 responsibilities

    • You apply root cause analysis to recurring false positives and formulate corrective measures to enhance efficiency.

    • You perform ad hoc analyses to test the robustness of model configuration parameters and come up with creative solutions to fine-tune the system.

    • You analyse transaction data periodically to inform decision-making in relation to model configuration, development and calibration.

    You are in the driver’s seat! As a KYC Screening Expert, you play a key role in ensuring we make informed, data driven decisions. You leverage your creative thinking and quantitative analysis skills to enhance screening solutions and calibrate system configurations for efficiency.

    Together we achieve more than alone

    We believe in the power of difference. Bringing together people's differences is what makes us an even better bank. We are very curious and would like to know what you can add to our Global Sanctions Expertise team and the KYC Tech Tribe.

    ‘GSEC is comprised of a diverse, collaborative and motivated team of professionals striving to optimize automated system configurations to prevent sanctions breaches. As problem solvers at the intersection of data, compliance, and policy implementation, we embrace challenges and enjoy working with others.’

    – Alfonc Rakaj, Global Sanctions Screening Consultant.

    Ten colleagues at the Global Sanctions Expertise Center ensure screening policies are complemented by hands-on technical screening models. Working together as one analytical team is how we overcome challenges and achieve success at Rabobank. Speaking of Rabobank: we are a Dutch bank that operates in 38 countries serving over 9,500,000 customers. Together with our customers, members and partners we stand side by side to create a world in which everyone has access to healthy food. In the Netherlands we work to create a country in which people are happy with how they live, work and do business.

    You and your talent

    • You have 7+ years of experience in configuring and maintaining systems. Prior knowledge on transaction message formats is a distinct advantage.

    • You are skilled in analyzing data and master related tools (e.g. MS Excel).

    • You enjoy working in a high-stakes environment, with both complex internal stakeholder fields as well as regulatory influences.

    • You are comfortable challenging the status quo continuously, identify problems and focus on delivering crafty solutions.

    • You have a strong affinity with the Financial Economic Crime domain.

    In addition, you recognize yourself in the following:

    • Able to think outside the box

    • Adaptive to changing situations

    • Want to get better every day

    This is what we offer you

    • A compensation package tailored to your skills and background (scale 9).

    • Thirteenth month's salary and 8% holiday allowance.

    • An extra budget of 11% of your gross salary to be used at your discretion. Buy extra holiday hours, add more to your pension savings or ask for part of the extra budget to be paid out.

    • A personal development budget of € 1,400.

    • 151.2 hours holiday per year + 1 Diversity Day per year.

    • A combination of working from home and at the Rabobank Headquarters in Utrecht. #LI-Hybrid

    This is a selection of the terms of employment for a KYC Screening Expert: Model Configuration and Tuning based on a 36-hour working week. You can find all terms of employment on

    You and the job application process

    Reply to the vacancy for KYC Screening Expert: Model Configuration and Tuning at Rabobank before 16 September 2022.

    • Have questions about the job content? Contact: Marlon Oxley, Manager Global Sanctions Expertise Center via

    • Any questions about working at Rabobank and the hiring process? Contact: Laura Engels, Corporate Recruiter KYC via

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