Banking giant HSBC is embarking on an egghead recruiting spree, advertising the "sexiest job of the 21st century"...data scientist.
The big data revolution will see data scientists emerge as the cool new kids on Wall Street, a recent paper from BNY Mellon predicted, as banks look to harness the huge new amounts of information at their disposal.
HSBC is calling for candidates that can "develop into the roles" of data scientist as it seeks to make it a "core skill" within the bank.
Candidates need to be familiar with Hadoop technology, big data, and programming languages such as R and Python for a role requiring applied mathematics, statistics, advanced computing, visualisation, data engineering and specific domain expertise.
Only graduates from the top global universities need apply, with preference given to those with a science background at PhD level.