Data Scientist

Location: Melbourne VIC 3000

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Job Req ID: 139143
Posting Start Date: 24-Jun-2021
Location:Melbourne, Victoria, AU, 3000
Contract Type: Full Time
Job Advertisement:
  • 6-month contract with strong possibility of extension;
  • Help develop and embed Data Science into a global business;
  • Competitive salary package on offer.

About You

As an experienced Data Scientist, you will help Serco develop the use of data science as a new capability, by supporting Enterprise Workforce Solution (EWS) to consolidate its value proposition as the Workforce Management Knowledge Centre / Hub.

Key deliverables from this role will be the re-development of the forecasting processes across specific Citizen Services contracts, including the enhancement of forecasting process using predictive and / or prescriptive analytics.

Your experience in data mining, machine learning and predictive / prescriptive analytics will help create a model / product that predicts trends and behavior patterns.

Your ability to utilize prescriptive analytics will enable and support further analysis including the understanding behaviours within the context of workflow.

About the Role

Reporting to the Workforce Optimisation Director (EWS) the objective of this role is to use data science, including a wide range of analysis skills such as data mining, machine learning, and predictive and prescriptive analytics to allow the organization to make critical decisions that are data driven.

You will support the development of systems to identify and automate complex processes and workflows at Serco including the Long-Term Forecast process (that supports our Government contracts).

To be successful in this role, you will have;

  • Strong problem solving and analytical thinking.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in machine learning / artificial intelligence development.
  • Proven experience in data ETLs.
  • Proficiency in exploring and manipulating large datasets through applications or programming interfaces.
  • Proficiency in the programming language.
  • Experience with cloud computing services such as AWS.
  • Undergraduate, masters or PhD in data science, mathematics, statistics will be advantageous.

This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment, which includes national police check as an essential selection component for this role.

About Us

Within our Group Corporate teams, we collaborate and support the operational arms of Serco’s Asia Pacific division. We problem solve and innovate across a range of disciplines including Corporate Affairs, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Sales and Bids.

At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. To learn more please visit

Join Us

If you are inspired to make a positive different and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.

Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter.

We are committed to diversity and we encourage people to apply from different backgrounds. By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LBGTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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