Data Scientist (Simulation)

Location: Canberra
Discipline: Big Data & Analytics
Job type: Full Time
Salary: $Negotiable
Contact name: Alister Pardew

Contact email:
Job ref: BBBH8000_1659068720
Published: 13 days ago
Startdate: ASAP


  • Initial 6-month contract, plus 12-month extension
  • Improve risk management capabilities
  • Application modernisation

About the Department
This Federal Government Department has undertaken an initiative to improve its biosecurity risks under the recently established Digital Reform Division. The Department aims to develop an Enterprise Pest Management system and integrate it with the departments critical biosecurity information system.
About the role
Working across the Azure technology stack to deliver outcomes that improve risk management capabilities across the cargo pathway and support the movement of shipping containers of imported goods into Australia. We are looking for a data scientist with experience and skills in statistical simulation, probability theory and scientific computing, as well as experience or a desire to learn the Microsoft Azure platform. The focus will be on models developed in R.
Technologies you might work with:
Programming languages like Microsoft SQL, R and MATLAB Python, Jupyter Notebooks, Spark PyTorch , Keras , Tensorflow, SciKit Learn Microsoft Azure (Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning, Databricks) ALM Azure DevOps tooling Data Preparation, cleansing, transformation and loading Model - Discovery, Plan, Build, Test and Operationalise Define and create data structures
What you will work on:
Continuous development of the machine learning platform and products based on mainly Azure Identifying, creating, and preparing data required for machine learning algorithms Deploying and maintaining machine learning solutions in production Using Agile/SCRUM methodology Depending on your experience you might work on custom machine learning solution architecture, design, definition, and implementation

  • Strong mathematical skills to help collect, measure, organize and analyze data
  • Technical proficiency regarding database design development, data models, techniques for data mining, and segmentation
  • Advanced experience with building applications in one of the major languages, preferably R (alternatively Python)
  • Experience with R scientific computing and parallelisation libraries Real life experience with statistical simulations and applied probability theory in various domains (e.g. biosecurity)
  • Experience with Azure cloud technologies including Azure Databricks Real life experience in Image Recognition and Computer Vision (object detection, classification)
  • Familiar with machine learning libraries

Security Clearance
You must be Australian Citizens and hold a Baseline clearance to start this role.
How to apply
If you think that you want to make a real impact for a leading company, then APPLY NOW or contact Alister on 0478 176 553 or for a confidential chat.