Data Scientist

Government organisation recruiting for Data Scientist on a contract basis.

Your new company

Leading government organisation based in Paramatta.

Your new role

  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques in an applied environment.
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems and predictive modelling.
  • Processing and cleaning data for analysis, presenting results of analyses, identifying trends and issues of strategic significance regarding trend, risks and threats relevant to the organisation.
  • Perform data mining on crime data, including aggregation, validation and reconciliation, advanced modelling techniques and explaining results in a clear manner.
  • Develop new insights across available data using programming languages and statistical packages.
  • Plan, implement and supervise the creation of analytical products which inform, and support work undertaken by key stakeholders and strategic decision making of the organisation, oversight agencies, and stakeholders.
  • Develop, foster and maintain effective relationships with external agencies, professional networks and key stakeholders, working closely with management to provide relevant and timely information and advice to Commanders.
  • Develop and continually enhance crime trend reports, products and databases.
  • Provide effective leadership, assist in development of staff, identify staff training needs and explore staff development opportunities. Deliver presentations on data and information as required.

What you'll need to succeed

  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in a highly quantitative field (Data Science, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Mathematics etc) or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning methods such as Naive Bayes, Decision trees, Random Forests etc.
  • Experience in structured and unstructured methodologies and applying these to predictive analytics
  • Experience in scientific and research methodology, data cleansing, data engineering and establishing data marts within an intelligence analytics field.
  • Experience in applying lateral thinking methodologies to problem solving.
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, particularly R.
  • Able to write serviceable code (e.g. Python, R) in a professional applied data analysis team.
  • Obtain and maintain the requisite security clearances for this position.

What you'll get in return

A good day rate and the opportunity to work on a very exciting project.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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Job type:
Government & Public Services
NSW, Western Sydney
Up to $800 per day
Closing date
01 Oct 2020
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Talk to a consultant

Talk to Rowan Mollison, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Sydney City

Level 13, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square

Telephone: 0490788613

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