Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Job Title: Data Scientist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-06-15
Reference: V-37566
Contact Name: Kelly Shockley
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 16, 2020 11:01

Job Description

The Role:

The Department requires a Data Scientist for a 12 month contract.

Key Duties: 

1. Manage data science projects including a broad range of data analysis activities to ensure it is fit for purpose and can deliver required business outcomes

2. Create predictive models, recommendation engines and industry models that provide a significant contribution to innovation and business improvement strategies

3. Manage the development of analytics solutions, using computational methods to discover patterns, trends and relationships in data and to develop classification, prediction and optimisation models

4. Manage and develop methods for testing and evaluate the performance of mining and modelling solutions

5. Develop and manage relationships with stakeholders to convert data analysis needs into business requirements, provide analytical solutions and assist in data-driven development of products

6. Prepare reports and visualizations that communicate clearly, concisely and cogently in a non-technical manner to stakeholders the analytical tasks that were carried out and the results obtained

7. Coordinate and assist with the production phase where the approved analytical solution are embedded in an organization and provide support and maintenance for the deployed solutions, including doing periodic evaluations of their performance

8. Mentor and coach other staff

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Programming skills -python, R, java Perl or C/C++
  • Indepth knowledge of an analytical tool (SAS, R, Closure)
  • SQL Database and coding
  • Data visualization
  • Work with unstructured data
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • has strong practical experience across one or more data science areas such as machine learning, data mining, text mining, descriptive analytics, data visualisation and automation 
  • demonstrates knowledge and experience with a diversity of programming languages such as R, Python or Scala 
  • can work both independently and as part of a team to achieve results
  • has demonstrated experience investigating and analysing information using a variety of tools to come to well-reasoned conclusions 
  • has demonstrated experience communicating clearly with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • will have qualifications in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics

Location and Contract Term: Canberra based role. Contract till June 2021 with 1 x 12 month contract extension option pending budget and delegate approval.

Security Requirements: Applicants must be Australian Citizens to apply for this role.  A baseline security clearance is required.

How to Apply:

Applications close 9am 19 June.

Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you may need to complete selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates

Call Kelly 1300 944 936 for any further information