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Two Data Scientists for a contract opportunity with Dept. of Immigration, Australia

posted Dec 11, 2017, 2:42 PM by Yanchang Zhao   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 2:42 PM ]
RFQ no.: RFQ 0725 Data Scientist

Contract length: Initial contract till June 2018 + 2x12 months extension option

Closing date: 8.00am Friday 15th Dec 2017


Role Description –

The services will include and not be limited to:

  • 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. 


Skills Required –

  • 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;
  • Specified Personnel must hold a current Australian Government Security Clearance (AGSVA) or be willing to undergo and obtain an AGSVA clearance (Baseline clearance as a minimum);
  • Specified Personnel must be willing to undergo and obtain an Employment Suitability Clearance (ESC);
  • Strong understanding of Government policies.



Jasmeet Narula

Senior Recruitment Consultant


T +61 2 6279 7170

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