Data Scientist

nbn Australia


As nbn is moving to the scale phase, in parallel, the telecommunications industry is undergoing a transformation driven by network-IT convergence, virtualisation, analytics and machine learning. As nbn’s business accelerates, our challenges become increasingly complex whilst requiring responsive, informed decision-making and high levels of intelligent automation. Data Scientists will be key to working through multi-variate and ecosystem-wide problems, driving the thinking and communication of how nbn uses advanced analytics techniques to solve these problems in new ways.

nbn is looking for several data scientists to lead the research into advanced analytical insights and ML/AI-based solution opportunities. You will be based within our Systems Engineering and Operations division, where you will find a collaborative, open, explore/experiment culture, led by people-focused management looking to build an environment where people can love what they do and do great work!

A bit about your role

The key responsibilities for this role are:

  • Collaborating with business stakeholders to understand company needs and business problems and devising potential analytical approaches,
  • Driving feature engineering and selection in collaboration with business subject matter experts,
  • Research and develop machine learning models for prototyping, data analysis, and to general real insights and results
  • Work closely with data engineers to supporting data acquisition and preparation activities
  • Writing sustainable, performant analytical code that drives repeatability of results and scalability of our analytics practices.
  • Mentoring and guiding other team members, data scientists and engineers in sharing knowledge and building connections that promote better technical practices across the company.

A bit about you

The ideal person for this role is a fast learner and a confident self-starter; naturally creative, curious and passionate about data science and technology, but with varied interests; and an excellent communicator who yearns to work with a small group of senior practitioners. You will have a background in data mining, statistical analysis and applied statistics with experience in machine learning techniques, model selection and feature engineering. Experience in bringing AI into production environments would also be beneficial.

Life at nbn

At nbn you’ll be joining a team that believes there is strength in diversity and opportunity through inclusion, and flexibility in the way we work. We’re building an inclusive and diverse workplace where different perspectives, thinking and skills are valued and people are supported in their work styles to achieve their potential. We’re committed to our goal of increasing the presence of women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the business and have a focus on increasing diversity amongst our leadership teams.

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.

nbn is a fast moving organisation with lots to deliver - so we may not always wait until the job ad expires before reviewing applications. As a result, you should submit your application as soon as possible!

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.

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