Senior Data Scientist

Location: Australia

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About us?


Over the next 40 years, Sydney’s population is projected to swell to over 12 million residents and regional NSW will accommodate an extra 700,000 people.?Transport for NSW is delivering an unprecedented $72.2b investment?into a truly game changing Future Transport strategy which will bring together several?modes and?cutting edge?technologies?to?deliver satisfaction and safety for our customers while supporting a rapidly growing economy.???


Advanced Analytics & Insights


We are a trusted partner to our clients, within Customer Strategy and Technology, developing and delivering smart, integrated and sustainable data and analytics solutions which enable evidence-driven decisions to benefit our customers and communities, and leading an uplift in data literacy of use of data insights across the cluster.?


The opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Senior Data Scientist role to be an integral part of the Advanced Analytics & Insights team within Customer Strategy and Technology. This role will work as a member of a discreet team of data scientists responsible for determining and acting on opportunities to improve the way that the Transport network is developed and managed and customer experience and journeys are continuously improved. Through the intelligent processing and modelling of vast amounts of data, you will develop actionable recommendations that will result in tangible improvements to the services provided by Transport for NSW.

What you will be involved in

  • Partner with colleagues to produce statistical analysis and algorithms that support predictive analytics to facilitate improved communication and decision making on the ‘big opportunities’ to ease network congestion, improve safety, and improve the customer journey experience
  • Apply data science techniques using cloud technologies and analytical applications to deliver insights and create new ways of segmenting and managing behaviour of our customers.
  • Work with colleagues, other transport Divisions, contractors, and 3rd parties to identify new data sources that contribute to the delivery of actionable insights.
  • Create features using data science techniques that can be used in reporting, modelling and other analytics applications, ensuring that they are production ready for implementation
  • Create processes for anomaly detection and apply state of the art data mining techniques to large datasets, including public data, to uncover customer sentiment, preferences and behaviours that can be used to inform nudge tactics for mode shift, demand management and utilisation of places
  • Create data assets that assist Transport for NSW in engaging with customers and industry with information that illustrates the benefits of changes to customer behaviour or planning decisions
  • Communicate and engage with stakeholders to collect requirements and communicate insights to improve understanding of factors impacting network performance.

About you

To be successful in the role you will be:

  • You will have degree qualifications in Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or Statistics.
  • Understanding of machine learning & artificial intelligence techniques
  • Expert level skills and experience using SQL to perform analysis and manipulate data efficiently and knowledge of relational databases and architecture.
  • Exposure to data visualisation applications such as Tableau or AWS QuickSight
  • Experience with Big Data platforms and associated applications, including an understanding of NoSQL databases and knowledge and experience using Advanced Analytics applications (Python, R)
  • Good applied statistics skills such as distributions, statistical testing and regression
  • Ability to undertake cross validation of models
  • Experience coordinating with other teams for planning, design, governance, engineering and release management of processes and to ensure timely and accurate delivery of data and analytics services
  • Knowledge and experience building algorithms and applications using advanced scripting and object oriented programming in Python, C# or JAVA.

Want to know more?




Right now is an exciting time to join our team as we deliver an iconic $72.2 billion investment into future transport infrastructure and services over 40 years.

Be a part of something big. Apply today to register your interest!


Find out more about Transport for NSW at?

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. At Transport for NSW, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

Salary and?Benefits

The salary for this position is TfNSW Grade 9 ($135,898.00 - $152,304.00) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.??

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and address the questions within the application.

Need help?


For any enquiries, please contact?Paul Hollington at?


Close date: 11:59pm on Monday 14th June 2021

For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For most Temporary jobs, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia. To be considered for these roles you must be 18 years of age. Applicants will need to complete merit based selection activities and will be subject to satisfactory medical, drug & alcohol and criminal record checks as part of the selection process. Please note that an eligibility list may be created for this position, and position(s) of the same classification that subsequently become vacant may be filled using this eligibility list (where the vacancy is within 60 minutes travelling time). Transport for NSW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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