How will I help?
As the Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics in Group Strategy, your role is to support the team to make informed decisions through the application of data mining, predictive analytics and machine learning techniques. You will work closely with business partners to understand the business objectives and challenges to design analytical solutions to meet business goals.
What's in it for you?
You will build your profile internally with senior stakeholders and be part of the future of a business that has been around for 200 years. You'll be working for an organisation that supports development, internal career moves and flexible working (open to candidates-based interstate). Along with competitive salary, you'll receive Westpac’s generous benefits and a whole array of customer discounts.
What do I need?
We'd expect you to have a minimum of 3 years' experience in statistical modelling in a big data environment (Hadoop/Spark/R/Python) in Financial Services/Banking or similar industry and excellent proficiency in translating and analysing data. You will also be experienced with selecting features, building, and optimising classifiers using machine learning techniques and have worked with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes. Additionally you will need to have knowledge of a variety of statistical and data mining techniques (regression, statistical tests and proper usage, random forest, clustering, decision tree learning, deep learning text mining etc.) Tertiary education in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics disciplines will be highly regarded.
What is it like to work there?
We aim to provide one big, supportive team to help us reach our vision to become one of the world's great service companies. As an equal opportunity employer, we're proud to have created a culture and work environment that values diversity and flexibility – and champions inclusion.
The health and wellbeing of our employees is our priority and we will ensure that physical distancing requirements are met in all our workplaces as long as required.