Lead Data Scientist - Contract - Melb

Job Title: Lead Data Scientist - Contract - Melb
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne
Salary: exciting project, great culture
Start Date: 2019-08-14
Reference: V-106059
Contact Name: Donna Bowen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 16, 2019 08:10

Job Description

Do you have a strong statistical background and the ability to think through problems independently and love talking to people?

My client is seeking a personable and commercially astute data savvy professional to engage with the business and deliver on requirements gathered by providing meaningful business insights from the data analysed. You will need to draw on your problem solving ability and technical skills on a fraud detection project.

What’s in it for you?

  • Full time 12 month contract
  • September start
  • CBD location accessible by public transport
  • Innovative culture
Your main duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creating predictive models on large amounts of data
  • Advance data modelling and writing algorithms – optimisation
  • Analysing complex data sets to determine patterns, predictions and developing reports for internal stakeholders
  • Detect fraud from large data sets
  • Programming in R or Python and exploring data using SQL and SPSS
  • Collaborate and lead internal and external stakeholders for the development and delivery of the organisations Data Solutions
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure buy in and requirements are met.
  • Proven understanding of data mining, cleansing and evaluation

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Tertiary qualification in IT OR Mathematics or Statistics (Honours of Masters Level is ideal). PHD preferred but not essential. Commercial experience more important  
  • Demonstrated understanding and proven experience on SQL, R and Python. An added bonus if you have experience on SPSS or SAS
  • Understanding of Tableau or other data visualisation tools (Power BI, SSRS)
  • Independent thinker, solution focused and ability to learn quickly
  • Excellent communication skills and self-starter
You will need to have proven experience with stakeholder engagement. If you fit the above description and have full Australian working rights (possibility of extension) APPLY NOW and once you have applied call Donna Bowen on 03 9020 1994.

We look forward to your application.

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