• face2face Recruitment reference #11893
  • Contract 2×6 month plus possible extension
  • Australian Citizens with a Baseline clearance

About the Role:

Our federal government client is searching for a Data Scientist to develop analytical solutions to deliver transformative technical projects which provide significant business value to the client.

The successful Data Scientist require an in-depth understanding of data-science concepts and issues with a working knowledge and experience with unstructured data (images and text). They will take the lead in solving complex data-science problems and issues, and guide and mentor others with these requirements.

The Data Scientist will provide advice to the organisation on data science issues including the following knowledge areas

  • Applies knowledge in unstructured data processing such as Parsing, OCR, Indexing, NER etc. And knowledge in linking unstructured data with structured data (from xml, tables etc.).
  • Applies knowledge in UI design and development, such as R Shiny, Superset, and CSS.
  • Applies computer programming skills with a diverse range of languages such as R, Python, Scala, Java, et cetera.
  • Applies technical knowledge and experience in various data science areas such as data mining, text mining, image processing, data visualisation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistical modelling and behavioural analytics.
  • Applies experience in data and system engineering, including data pipeline and end-to-end system engineering, to train and productionise analytical models.
  • Applies experience in working in Linux environment, Hadoop platform/Clusters.
  • Applies technical expertise to support our Big Data Analytics capability, such as the Hadoop Ecosystem.


Critically the Data Scientist must have:

Practical Experience –demonstrable practical experience using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques, and delivery of analytical solutions to business clients
Demonstrated experience

Language; A proficient and well-defined knowledge of SQL, R, Python and Java. Professional commitment and skills of maintaining code quality.

Data; An ability to work with datasets of all types and formats specifically images and unstructured text. An understanding of data scales and sizes and related techniques, risks and impacts.

Tools; Experience with Hadoop/Spark, Solr, Tika, Tesseract, Hive, Impala, TensorFlow, D3JS, R Shiny Presentation;

  • An ability to produce business-ready output with key action items
  • An awareness of deployment using Git and a CI pipeline
  • An understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC) processes

Australian Citizens with a Baseline clearance due to the nature of the role.


If you would like to know more about this role, or for a confidential discussion, please contact Shannon at face2face Recruitment: Shannon@f2frecruitment.com.au / 02 6199 5750