The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency. We advise senior decision makers on serious and organised crime impacting Australia. We are a full member of the National Intelligence Community, a Department of Home Affairs portfolio agency, and a member of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group.
The role of the Data Scientist is to design, document, implement and operate analytics solutions for the exploitation of data in a variety of formats from multiple sources, with an emphasis on data mining, text mining and statistical techniques.
The role works collaboratively with software engineers and intelligence analysts to facilitate the production of high-quality intelligence products and outcomes for internal and external clients.
In-depth knowledge of data management, data mining, statistics and software development is critical. Hands-on experience in delivering practical analytics solutions to solve real-world problems is essential. Experience with identity resolution technology, social network analysis, GIS and visualisation technologies are highly desirable.
The principal accountabilities and responsibilities include:
- Drive, scope, prototype and support implementation of ACIC’s data analytics capabilities.
- Undertake complex analytical tasks to provide statistics and analysis to decision-makers in developing strategies to fight serious and organised crime.
- Support the maintenance and operation of existing analytics systems including continued refinement and configuration of the underlying algorithms and mentoring of others in the use of these capabilities.
- Work with operational teams and provide analytics support to meet operational needs.
- Provide 3rd level support to technology support staff, intelligence analysts and investigators in relation to analytical techniques, particularly relating to identity resolution, data mining and text mining technologies.
- Maintain collaborative and effective client relationships within the agency and with external partners.
Position Contact: Patrick (02) 6268 7282 / Tom (02) 6268 7753The ACIC is committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ, mature aged employees and carers.This is a position of trust. The occupant must satisfy and abide by the ACIC’s security requirements, which include Australian citizenship. The occupant must also satisfy a rigorous security assessment by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency and is required to gain and maintain a NV2 security clearance. In assessing suitability for employment, the ACIC conducts a pre-employment screening process. This requires the applicant to complete a pre-employment screening form for the purpose of character and background checking, and a psychological assessment.