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Data Scientist

Job Summary

Opportunity for Data Scientists

Our client, a Federal Government Department in Canberra is seeking the services of Data Scientists with Baseline Clearance.

Contract : Feb 2018 to 30 Jun 2018 (2*12 months possible extension options)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Consulting with business area stakeholders to identify problems and requirements;
  • Undertaking more complex research in the application of data science techniques to Departmental business problems;
  • Preparing research proposals;
  • Managing data analytics workload and backlogs, assessing and prioritising incoming work and requests;
  • Building predictive data analytics processes and models to recognise patterns and assess likely business outcomes;
  • Detecting patterns and relationships in data using a range of statistical, modelling, data mining and machine learning techniques to identify and size threats and risks;
  • Building prescriptive data analytics models to calculate expected business outcomes that support decision recommendations or decision automation and optimise business approaches;
  • Undertaking software development and building applications using the Shiny package in the R environment;
  • Testing different data analytics techniques to develop data analytics solutions that address business area requirements;
  • Identifying and investigating complex data analytic problems and anomalies, assessing the risks and implications of applying alternate solutions;
  • Producing complex software program code/scripts to facilitate safe and secure data extraction and analytics;
  • Preparing documentation of data analytics solutions for implementation by business area stakeholders;
  • Establishing and communicating data sharing and storage protocols, and overseeing compliance;
  • Identifying changes in threat profiles and alerting appropriate business areas;
  • Travelling interstate, as required.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will possess the following skills/experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in computational science, mathematics, statistics or related field;
  • 3+ years experience in real-world data mining and analytics applications;
  • Well-developed skills using R for statistical analysis and predictive modelling;
  • Well-developed skills using SQL for data manipulation and query of large datasets;
  • Excellent understanding of a range of predictive and descriptive modelling techniques;
  • Experience building visualisations using the Shiny package in the R environment;
  • Experience in data wrangling and working with large complex structured and unstructured data sets;
  • Solid knowledge in popular techniques and algorithms for data mining and machine learning, such as classification, clustering, outlier detection, association rules, time series analysis, text mining, natural language processing and social network analysis;
  • Knowledge of and experience in big data platforms and techniques;
  • Proven experience in designing data mining and analytics solutions;
  • Proven experience with a range of software and statistical development platforms (such as SAS, Java, C/C++, Python, MATLAB etc);
  • Experience with one or more Scripting languages for process automation;

The client requires the applicants to hold Australian Citizenship and a Baseline Clearance for this role.

Applications for this role are to be received before 2:00 pm, Wednesday, 13th December 2018.

Contact Person: Aparna Vadakkoot

Job Title Data Scientist
Post Details
Posted By ArisTech
Location Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Category
Location 1
Job Type 20
Classification I.T. & Communications
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