Data Scientist

Job Description

We do Data Science at scale, developing models for complex problems with real-world impact. Most of our projects use Big Data technologies e.g. scale-out NoSQL datastores, stream processing frameworks - think Hadoop, Spark, Elasticsearch etc.

We want to find "interesting things" in text and multimedia on an Internet scale, so we are looking for experienced people who can tell classification from clustering and can contribute significantly to technical discussions on building machine learning models, from understanding data to feature engineering to improving performance of an SVM or a neural network.

We do Agile the right way, not the "we have daily standups" version - you'll need to be a good communicator and play nicely with others. Our cross-functional teams provision infrastructure, develop models, write code, deploy apps and debug production issues. You will be an integral part of that team, building models, talking software architecture, cutting code and making sure stuff works in production.

Who we are

The Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) is a large-scale research and development initiative that brings together world-class capabilities from leading industry and research partners. Collectively, we tackle the Big Data challenges for Australia's Defence and national security agencies.    Due to recent growth we are seeking a motivated Senior Data Scientist for a contract roles.

What we can offer

A great culture and work environmentChallenging problemsCompetitive salariesFlexible work hoursComfy chairs and delicious coffeeIntense foosball gamesWe're looking for people with

A degree level qualification in computer or software engineering, computer science, mathematics or statisticsExperience in data scienceIndustrial experience with machine learning and data miningHands-on experience with data modelling, cleansing and transformationPractical experience with Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark and ElasticsearchProgramming in languages such as Java, Scala, Python, RExperience working in an Agile Development teamExperience with stakeholder engagementAbility to influence and guide smart and experienced team mates, who have their own opinionsIf you want to join our talented team send your CV, and a brief cover letter to 

These roles are located in Adelaide (Kent Town), with the expectation of up to 10% time spent travelling interstate.

Please note – applicants must be eligible to apply for an Australian security clearance. To do so, the applicant must be an Australian citizen.