Compliance Dublin, Ireland

Compliance Data Scientist

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands –, KAYAK, priceline,,, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

Booking Holdings Financial Services (hereinafter “BHFS”) is based in Dublin, Ireland and provides financial services in the form of payment services and e-money products across all the brands. BHFS is committed to conducting its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.

Job Summary

Booking Holdings Financial Services Ireland, is looking for a Compliance Data Scientist with strong experience in Financial Services to act as a critical partner to our business, helping develop, launch, and enable our mission to deliver a world-class payments operation to support Booking Holdings Inc’s brands globally.

The selected candidate will have the chance to witness firsthand the investment in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel.

The Compliance Data Scientist  will assist in ensuring the systems used to perform Financial Crime Risk Management complies with laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures across Ireland and EEA business. You’ll report directly to the Chief Compliance Officer. 

Harnessing the strategic vision of the company this role will be responsible for establishing standards and implementing procedures to ensure that the Financial Crime Risk Management Systems throughout the organisation are effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations and producing useful management information to support the business as it continues to scale. Given the collaborative nature of the business you will be consistently business partnering with the product, operations, engineering and marketing teams to ensure you understand the intricacies of operations.  

This opportunity represents an exceptional chance to embed yourself with one of the world’s most exciting organisations and help define the future for accessing travel experiences across the world.

Key Responsibilities

The Compliance Data Scientist will be part of the Compliance team and be instrumental in ensuring the organisation meets its strategic objectives under the umbrella of the Booking Holdings Inc family of Brands, with a particular focus on the Ireland and EEA.

You will provide assurance to CCO that there are effective and efficient systems,  policies and procedures in place, well understood and respected by all employees, and that the company is complying with all regulatory requirements.  The Financial Crime  Data Scientist will:

  • Responsible for updating FCRM Tool per Compliance requirements as the FCRM Tool Administrator.

  • Data modeling prior to system implementation  

  • Writing reporting requirements with the FCRM System

  • Producing MI for Compliance reporting and Governance of System and associated processes

  • Managing change control requests for FCRM Tool and working with internal and external stakeholders to see these requests through to completion.

  • Assisting Regulatory Compliance and Compliance Ops on implementation of new rules and thresholds within the FCRM Tool

  • Working with Product Owner on Change Control requests

  • Management of User access control

  • Input and guidance into the Financial Crime Risk Management (FCRM) project and any other projects and initiatives that require financial crime expertise

  • Assist in Compliance related audits and responsible for System related Audits

Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum 5  years Regulatory experience in a regulated financial services business.

  • Strong knowledge of Irish and EU financial services regulatory frameworks

  • The ability to prioritise activities and delegate to others both within the business and external partners

  • Experience in building out data reporting and building frameworks

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