Financial Crime Data Engineer (Helsinki, FI, 500)


  • Full Time

Job ID: 23612 

Do you want to make a positive change in the world with data? Join us in building the next generation platform to stop money flowing into illegal activities such as terrorist financing, corruption, drug smuggling, tax evasion and human trafficking.


The techniques criminals use to evade detection are becoming ever more sophisticated, challenging the status quo of current best practices, demanding new ways leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing and cognitive automation.


Financial Crime Intelligence, Investigations & Analytics (FCIIA), situated within Group Financial Crime Prevention, provides specialist capabilities to support enterprise-wide Complex Investigations, Proactive Strategic Intelligence and Financial Crime Monitoring capabilities. FCIIA also provides subject matter expertise to support analytics initiative to drive great efficiency and effectiveness across traditional financial crime monitoring and detection capabilities. 


At Nordea, we’re committed to being a partner that our customers and society can count on. Joining us means you’ll have an impact on how we do banking – today and tomorrow. So, bring your ideas, skills and unique background. With us, you’ll be in good company with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, grow and make your mark on something bigger.

About this opportunity 
This is a role within the data science unit of FCIIA with responsibility of aiding cross jurisdictional special investigations and coordinating both operational and strategic intelligence through development of advanced analytics products leveraging data transformation, statistics, machine learning and visualizations. 
What you’ll be doing:

  • Leverage your programming knowledge and distributed computing to process big data and support various development initiatives to enhance threat detection
  • Turn innovative ideas and concepts from end user data tools into reusable data solutions
  • Building data pipelines that supports the creation of a continuous risk monitoring capability  
  • Proactively contributing to the build of next generation financial crime solutions including articulating how analytical solutions and data transformations can be integrated into these 
  • Utilize the knowledge of data to optimize the way complex investigations and anti-financial crime monitoring are carried out using data
  • A curious mind, not afraid of suggesting data driven solutions that will increase the bank’s effectiveness and efficiency 
  • Ensuring solutions meet business needs and requirements via testing
  • Documenting and communicating the results of your efforts

The role is based in Helsinki or Stockholm. You will join a team that is built on hybrid skill-sets and has a dynamic work environment. 


Who you are 
Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.   
Your experience and background:

  • Experience and proven track record in handling and working efficiently with large data sets using Hadoop or related cloud platforms
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in data engineering, computer science, technology or related field
  • Possess specialist knowledge of Scala, Spark, SQL, Python and solutions provided by the most common data engineering platforms
  • Ability to communicate clearly on complex topics 
  • Fluency in English 
  • Experience working in financial crime prevention within the financial services industry is a nice to have 
  • Experience working with Cloud Technologies is a nice to have


If this sounds like you, get in touch! 


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 25/04/2024.Please note that we proceed with potential candidates already during the application period. 

For more information, feel free to reach out to Satu Suolinna (, Head of Data Science 3 in FCIIA. 
At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are. 


Only for candidates in Sweden – for union information, please contact Finansförbundet at or SACO at


Please be aware that any applications or CVs coming through email or direct messages will not be accepted or considered. 

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