Data Scientist

Company:
Location: Melbourne VIC

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Company Description


Discover the Unexpected

Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. We’re passionate about unlocking the power of data in order to transform lives and create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. For more than 125 years, we’ve helped businesses grow, consumers and small businesses gain access to financial services, and economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done.

Our 18k amazing employees in 40+ countries believe the possibilities for you, and the world, are growing. We’re investing in the future, through new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow.

To do this we employ the greatest and brightest minds that share our purpose and want to make a difference. Experian Asia Pacific's culture, people and environments are key differentiators. We focus on what truly matters; diversity and inclusion, work/life balance, flexible working, development, equity, engagement, collaboration, wellness, reward & recognition, volunteering... the list goes on. We’re committed to fostering a strong sense of belonging and a place where you can bring your true self to work.

We’re an award winning organisation due to our strong people first focus. This includes Top Employer™ and Great Place To Work™ accreditations.

Learn more at www.experianplc.com


Job Description


We are looking for a Data Scientist to help us unlock our vast amounts of data via effective modelling and advanced analytics, enabling us to make smarter decisions and deliver even better products to our clients. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems and automated scores using machine learning, integrated with our products. You will be also be supporting our business teams, pre-sales and analytics to ensure optimal product creation.

Ideally suited to someone who has 1-2 years’ experience as a Data Scientist, although we might consider an experienced data engineer ready for the next step, who’s keen to take on a new challenge within a company that offers vast opportunities for career progression and development.

What you’ll need to bring to the party

  • You’ll need to be a curious problem solver who can get a question and use data to answer in a clear and straight-forward way
  • You must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products
  • We want you to be excited by the prospect of working with large and diverse datasets using cutting-edge techniques such as AI, machine learning and deep learning.

What you’ll be doing

  • Using advanced analysis through the application of mathematics, you will be working with Experian’s acquired data sets to provide correlations and predictions
  • You’ll play an integral role in the scheduled annual refresh of Mosaic (Experian’s propensity attribute product) for our New Zealand and Australia operations
  • You will have the opportunity to work on Experian’s most recent investments in alternative data sources as we bring this to the market in the next 12 months

Qualifications


More about you

  • A strong understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Random Forests, XGB, K-Means, etc
  • Python and SQL are a must have. We love diversity so it would be great if you also know R. We experiment with Julia too!
  • Previous experience with common data science toolkits, such as sklearn, NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, etc
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools, like Tableau or Shiny or D3.
  • We love a good Github library. We also love open source and we expect you to be able to research and bring in some pretty cool libraries.
  • We do a lot of things in cloud, AWS is our preference, so we would love to see what you can bring into the play.
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression etc
  • Ideally, you’ll have experience in a similar Data Scientist role and a qualification in either Economics, Mathematics (STEM) or Finance

Why this role is critical to us

  • Our business thrives on our ability to leverage data and advanced analytical capabilities so you’ll have a really important mission
  • Pinnacle appointment in our broader targeting solutions product development team
  • Your knowledge of cloud and Big Data Analysis along with agile development will be used to the max!

Why us

  • We’re a high-performance and driven team but we don’t forget to celebrate success
  • We offer strong career and international opportunities for high performers
  • We invest heavily in our products and our people
  • We offer training and support from experienced subject matter experts and managers plus dedicated learning & development time

Additional Information


Culture at Experian

Our uniqueness is that we truly value yours.

Experian Asia Pacific's culture, people and environments are key differentiators. We take our people agenda very seriously. We focus on what truly matters; diversity and inclusion, work/life balance, development, engagement, collaboration, wellness, reward & recognition, volunteering... the list goes on.

We’re an award winning organisation due to our strong people focus.

Experian Asia Pacific isn't just growing, we're leveraging cutting edge data science, inclusion and start-up mindsets to build tomorrow's credit solutions. Innovation is a critical part of Experian's DNA and culture.

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