Job description


  • Full-time , Continuing position

  • Be a part of building out RMIT’s internal Machine Learning & AI capability

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus in our brand-new office @QV

About You

You will be responsible for delivering key insights and information to stakeholders within RMIT’s Experience Group by leveraging statistical modelling and machine learning techniques. The role will work in cross functional teams to established to deliver data and analytics solutions for our stakeholders. A key part of the role is to actively contribute to the development of best practices, methodologies and tools for how data science projects will be delivered in the university.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have:

  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques (regression, statistical tests, deep learning text mining, decision tree learning etc), how to apply these techniques to solve real-world business problems, and an understanding of how to evaluate the performance of models

  • Good data visualisation, storytelling and presentation skills to deliver insights and analysis to a broad range of stakeholders

  • Programming skills and an ability to manipulate structured and non-structured data in distributed environments.

  • Experience in building model using tools and libraries but also in creating bespoke new algorithms

  • Experience with cloud based analytics tools (AWS, Google, Azure)

About the Group

The Office of the Chief Data & Analytics Officer supports and enables RMIT’s business strategy by leading and driving the data and analytics agenda for the enterprise. This involves being accountable and responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing RMIT’s data and analytics strategy and ensuring ongoing alignment with university

  • Defining requirements and standards for data and analytics technologies to be delivered by Information Technology

  • Coordinating and governing data management activities for analytics and reporting

  • Developing and coordinating advanced analytics capabilities to resolve key university challenges

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ Apply ’ link below.

Vaccination requirements:
The Victorian Government has announced that all workers – in Melbourne and regional Victoria - on the Authorised Worker list must be vaccinated. This is not a decision made by RMIT – we are compelled to comply with this government health directive. RMIT has not made any decisions to mandate vaccination across our whole RMIT community.

If the requirements of this role determine vaccination is required, resulting from the current Authorised Worker mandate or future Victorian Government changes, RMIT will advise and request proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.


A relevant tertiary degree and /or extensive project and administrative expertise in a complex tertiary education or similar service environment.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity . When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role.

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email with your request(s).

Applications Close:

5 Dec 2021 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak here .

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