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Not many people can say they are working on building Australia’s future. With us you’ll be doing just that, leaving a legacy for all Australians. Plus, there’s equal employment, great training, and true flexible working arrangements.
A fantastic opportunity to join nbn, Australia’s largest infrastructure project, as the Senior Data Scientist, reporting to the Head of Data Science CoE.
A bit about your role
As the Senior Data Scientist, you will be responsible to solve complex business problems with high-quality data science solutions. You will be required to deliver on analytic and data science engagements with the business, and meet stakeholder expectations which includes problem hypothesis, delivery, and testing approach, presenting results and recommendations for next steps.
The role will require you to produce high-quality analysis with data assets and analytical models that comply with standards and practices. It will be your responsibility to ensure tangible business outcomes are delivered.
Beyond this, you will play a key role in the nbn Data Science community, defining and developing standards and best practices across the analytic and Machine Learning (ML) lifecycle. Further, you will promote data literacy across nbn by demonstrating the value of data science, as well as building trust and cross-functional collaboration together with business, IT, and other key stakeholders.
A bit about you
As the Senior Data Scientist, you are a creative problem solver, with strong math skills, and an agile development mindset. You will bring demonstrated experience applying a breadth of analytics skills to drive projects and BAU activities that translate data into actionable business insights, leading to proven business value and impact on strategic decisions. Moreover, you appreciate the benefit of constant iteration and improvement whilst balancing having something now vs robust and operational in the future.
You have a distinct ability to identify and implement robust, efficient, and scalable solutions that leverage multiple techniques and/or technologies, this would include significant experience using statistical methodology, machine learning algorithms, and programming languages that support data analysis (SQL, Python) to analyse information to discover trends and patterns.
Additionally, you will bring substantial experience presenting information using data visualisation techniques (Tableau).
The successful candidate will bring exceptional written, and verbal communication and presentation skills, with experience in effectively communicating actionable insights.
An advanced degree (PHD or Masters) in Applied Math, Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Economics, Information Systems, Business Administration, or any other related field would be ideal.
Life at nbn
Please note that this role will be a permanent position.
At nbn our people have a clear and shared purpose - empowering Australians to redefine the way they live, work and play into the future. As one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australian history, you’ll be part of a team-building a brighter future for the country.
In your personal career, you’ll benefit from technical training for professional development, leadership programs, and access to the latest technology, as well as being led by a diverse executive team.
nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible, and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected, and have equal opportunity to thrive and succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, and cultures - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTI+ community, and people living with disability. We're happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – we encourage you to advise us at the time of the application via
We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility, and market-leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.
Continue the conversation
If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.
At nbn our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn™ network. nbn also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.