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Data Scientist

Job Title: Data Scientist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Reference: BBBH66714_1606196566
Contact Name: Matthew Clarke
Contact Email: matthew.clarke@clicks.com.au
Job Published: November 24, 2020 16:42

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Data Scientist who will work on a unique program of work for a Large Federal Government Department. The projects will include working with large volumes of data, building analytical models, enabling integrity measures and generating reporting insights. The successful candidate requires an in-depth understanding of data-science concepts and will take the lead in solving complex data-science problems, and guide/mentor others to achieve results. The data scientist uses their expertise in analytical modelling, algorithms and statistical methods to produce insight from large volumes of data.


  • Deep expertise in algorithms and statistical methods
  • Demonstrated skill in choosing methods commensurate with the business problem
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with machine learning and analytics programming languages and tools, in particular R (experience in Shiny is highly desirable) and Python
  • Strong practical experience across a number of data science areas such as machine learning including deep learning, statistical modelling, natural language processing, behavioural analytics and visualisation
  • Strong data wrangling and analysis skills
  • Professional commitment and skills of maintaining code quality
  • Familiarity with the Hadoop and Spark ecosystem, and experience in Scala would be a bonus
  • Demonstrated capability of communicating clearly with both technical and non-technical stakeholders

Key Duties:

  • Work with a cross functional team of analysts, report developers and engineers to move Proof-of-Concept models/products to production for clients
  • Utilise complex analytic techniques and experimental methods independently to develop technological solutions to achieve business outcomes, using computational methods to discover data patterns and to develop classification, prediction and optimisation models
  • Manipulate and analyse big data from disparate systems
  • Apply in depth knowledge in forecasting, statistics, econometric modelling, linear programming and other optimisation algorithms and quantitative techniques, strong data cleansing skills and experience in devising testing methods
  • Develop, enhance and maintain a range of mathematical models to monitor demand and analyse behaviour
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders across a range of complex issues to influence desired outcomes and actively participate in technical forums both internally and externally
  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise in reducing vast and disparate data sets into categorised and useful summaries and reports to improve user experiences and support overall business outcomes
  • Convert stakeholder needs into business requirements and provide analytical solutions to support those needs
  • Present data and complex numerical information in a clear and concise manner and clearly communicate statistical concepts to senior and non-technical audiences

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your resume by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. For further information please contact Matthew Clarke at Clicks IT Recruitment on 02 6202 7716.