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Data Scientist

  • Immediate Start

  • 6 month initial contract (potential to extend)

  • Melbourne CBD Location

Data Scientist with hands-on experience of developing predictive models wanted for an initial 6 month contract

Your new company
This critical government department is seeking an experienced Data Scientist with hands-on experience of developing predictive models for an initial 6 month contract with the potential to extend. The role will be based in their Melbourne CBD located offices.

Your new role
Reporting through to the Data Manager, you will help design and develop forecasting models allowing the organisation to make evidence based decisions and deliver better outcomes. More specifically you will undertake advanced statistical analysis, applying data mining techniques and building high quality predictive and forecasting models to inform operational strategy and program development.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful you will require the following skills/ experience:

  • Data acquisition, profiling, cleansing and consolidation expertise together with coding skills (eg R, Python etc)

  • Data processing platform expertise (Hadoop, Spark, etc) with practical skills

  • Adept at working with unstructured data, and good working knowledge of multiple NoSQL database implementations

  • Data science concepts (i.e., predictive algorithms, cognitive computing etc) and applications

  • Knowledge in statistical analysis techniques, e.g., regression modelling, hypothesis testing, experimental testing

  • Solid understanding of machine learning techniques, such as supervised and unsupervised analysis techniques as well as probabilistic modelling

  • An understanding of Natural Language Processing techniques and applications, such as statistical term and collocation analysis, topic modelling, sentiment analysis, textual similarity analysis

  • Postgraduate or tertiary qualification in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, or economics or in another highly quantitative field is highly desirable

What you need to do now
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Date Posted
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Job Type
Full Time, Temporary/Contract
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