Westpac Group

Data Scientist

Job description

How will I help?

As a Data Scientist on the Payroll Review Program, you will be responsible for setting up the employee data ecosystems including the analytics platform, be responsible for the design and implementation of advanced data science solutions that deliver the expected business outcomes.

You will be working with large and complex employee data sets and have expertise in SQL language to analyse big data sets and enable insights driven decision making.

As a senior member of the remediation analytics team, you will be engaging with multiple stakeholders across HR Payroll Operations, Technology , Service delivery teams and external consultants to deliver measurable solutions.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting up the discovery of the issue, perform detailed analysis on data stored in relational and non-relational data bases.
  • Create and execute SQL queries to manipulate and dissect large scale employee data sets, apply data management techniques to normalise data schemas and build data structures for aggregating employee payment outcomes
  • You will drive accurate data analysis, validate findings, and provide verified outcomes that will lead to successful rectification of various vulnerable issues identified by the business
  • You will be responsible for identifying opportunities for continuous improvement, develop solutions and drive implementation including measures to improve performance.

What’s in it for me?

You’ll play an important and significant part in the future of a business that has been around for 200 years and be instrumental in achieving our purpose of helping Australians and New Zealanders succeed. So, we’ll back you in the development of your career, with internal career prospects and flexible working. You’ll also be backed by a fantastic team of people in a can-do, supportive structure.

What do I need?

You will have data scientist experience ideally within the financial services industry across large scale and complex remediation programs. You will have excellent documentation skills, with the ability to convey complex material as clearly as possible with a view to propose alternate solutions and provide recommendations. You will have SQL expert knowledge, and be able to execute SQL queries to manipulate and dissect large scale employee data sets, apply data management techniques to normalise data schemas and build data structures for aggregating employee payment outcomes. Experience with Tableau or other similar data visualisation tools is essential.

You will have an agile mindset, adaptable to change and focused on delivery of business outcomes. You will have strong stakeholder engagement skills and ability to work with people at different levels in the organisation.

What’s it like to work there?

As well as good pay and a great culture, joining the Westpac family means you’ll get some of the best banking, wealth and insurance benefits in the market. We back our employees by helping them work towards industry-recognised qualifications, using online learning, training modules and career planning tools for you to grow with us. We’ll even pay you to do volunteer or community work. As an equal opportunity employer, we’re proud to have created a culture and work environment that values diversity and flexibility – and champions inclusion

How do I Apply?


As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, this role is open to experienced candidates seeking a discussion around workplace flexibility. We invite candidates of all ages, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians to apply.

The Westpac Group has implemented an Entry to Workplace Policy that requires employees and others entering our workplaces to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by relevant dates set out in the policy (subject to applicable medical exemptions). Our employees are required to comply with the policy regardless of whether they are in customer-facing or non-customer-facing roles (as employees in non-customer-facing roles are required to attend the workplace under our Hybrid Working Strategy). Further, the Westpac Group is required to comply with State/Territory issued public health orders/directions which require relevant workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter workplaces.

By applying for this role, you acknowledge that you are aware of our Entry to Workplace Policy , and if you secure employment with us, you will be required to comply with the policy.

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