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Principal Data Scientist
  • Python
  • Spark
  • SQL
  • Java
  • Big Data
  • Tableau
  • Scala
Sydney NSW
110 days ago

Job Expectations

A fantastic opportunity to join nbn , Australia’s largest infrastructure project, as a Principal Data Scientist reporting to the Head of Analytics COE, where you will help streamline and improve the quality and flow of data across the organisation, performance management and advanced analytics capabilities to support day to day operations and decision making.

A bit about your role

In your new role as the Principal Data Scientist, you will take the lead to provide strategic direction on high priority business problems.

In your new role as the Principal Data Scientist you will:

  • Lead analytic and data science engagements with the business, proactively managing stakeholder expectations regarding problem hypothesis, delivery and testing approach, presenting results and recommendations for next steps.
  • Analyse large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns
  • Play a leading role in the nbn Data Science community defining and developing standards and best practices across the analytic and ML lifecycle.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership with a passion for data story-telling, translating data into action and business insight.
  • Play a part in promoting data literacy uplifts across nbn by demonstrating the value of analytics, building trust and cross-functional collaboration together with business, IT and CDO stakeholders

A bit about you

You will have extensive experience in large commercial corporates, preferably telecommunications/networking, banking and finance, and consulting and demonstrated experience as a Product Owner delivering reporting and analytic platforms and solving business problems using data and analytics.

To be successful in this role, you will have advanced knowledge of big data analytic technologies, cloud computing and AWS.

You will bring strong knowledge of and experience in R, Python and SQL; experience with Spark, Scala and Java is an asset and experience with commercial data visualisations tools e.g. Tableau.

You will bring strong organisational skills and advanced critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills and will demonstrate the ability to translate thoughts into actionable and accountable results for the business.

An advanced degree (PHD or Masters) in Applied Math, Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Economics, Information Systems, Business Administration, or any other related field. An equivalent of this requirement in working experience is also acceptable.

Life at nbn

Please note this role is a permanent position.

We make it easier for people from any career background to thrive. You’ll benefit from formal learning programs to support ongoing development in professional and business capabilities. There are also a number of informal, on the job learning opportunities to help further your development.

The nbn ™ broadband access network is delivering the technology that will shape Australia’s future. As one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia’s history, working at nbn is a once in a lifetime career opportunity, where no two days are the same.

nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace. We strive to ensure that any barriers that may exist are removed to allow everyone equal opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of factors such as gender, those who identify as First Peoples, LGBTI+ status, cultural background or disability. We actively focus on encouraging diversity and ensuring that all our people have fair opportunity to reach their career aspirations and potential.

Continue the conversation

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.

At nbn our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn ™ network. nbn also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.

Worker Type


Time Type

Full time

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