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Data Scientist

The Australian Institute of Sport is responsible for leading and enabling a united high-performance system that supports Australian athletes to achieve podium success. The Sport Strategy and Investment Team is responsible for system and sport-specific data and strategic analysis, to enable NSOs to develop future focused medal winning performance strategies. The Team assesses the potential of sports to deliver against their strategy to inform the allocation of performance investment, in addition to providing AIS effort, expertise and resources to support priority campaign plans. We are currently seeking a Data Scientist to support the introduction and use of predictive and prescriptive analytics within the Sport Strategy and Investment team. They will manage the implementation of advanced analytical methods, techniques and capabilities to analyse data, generate insights, create value and drive evidence-based decision making. To be successful in this role you will need the following:Postgraduate qualification in data science, computer science, mathematics, economics, or a related field.Familiar working with cloud-based storage platforms such as Azure or AWS.Experience working with Database Management Systems such as SQL Server.Proven experience working with SQL and Python/R programming languages.Familiar with online code repository platforms such as GitHub or GitLab.Experience/knowledge of data wrangling, data mining and model evaluation techniques.Experience developing and deploying Statistical & Machine Learning models.Proven experience in design and execution of analytical projects.Strong data storytelling and visualisation skills and the ability to communicate complex analytical and statistical concepts in an easy-to-understand fashion to non-technical stakeholders. This position is preferably based in Canberra, however applications to be based out of our Melbourne or Sydney offices will also be considered.Position is available until 12 December 2025 Salary range = $108,243 - $127,726 per annum + up to 15.4% superannuation.Please note the ASC operates under The Australian Sports Commission Act 1989 and is separate to the Australian Public Service terms and conditions of employment. If you have any questions regarding movements from the APS to the ASC please call People & Culture.  If Canberra based employment benefits include access to priority onsite Childcare placements, free parking facilities and use of on-site gymnasium. Applications close 5.00pm AEDT 25, June 2021 (no late applications will be accepted). To be eligible for employment with the Australian Sports Commission, it is preferred that applicants are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia. Attachments: Job Description Acknowledgement of CountryThe Australian Sports Commission, incorporating Sport Australia and the AIS, pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge the valuable contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to Australian society and sport.Job Description 110000 AUD Australia - ACT ACT Canberra 2902

Data Scientist

  • Work for Australia's strategic high performance sporting agency
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  • Exciting, challenging and dynamic work environment

The Australian Institute of Sport is responsible for leading and enabling a united high-performance system that supports Australian athletes to achieve podium success. The Sport Strategy and Investment Team is responsible for system and sport-specific data and strategic analysis, to enable NSOs to develop future focused medal winning performance strategies. The Team assesses the potential of sports to deliver against their strategy to inform the allocation of performance investment, in addition to providing AIS effort, expertise and resources to support priority campaign plans.

 

We are currently seeking a Data Scientist to support the introduction and use of predictive and prescriptive analytics within the Sport Strategy and Investment team. They will manage the implementation of advanced analytical methods, techniques and capabilities to analyse data, generate insights, create value and drive evidence-based decision making.

 

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Postgraduate qualification in data science, computer science, mathematics, economics, or a related field.
  • Familiar working with cloud-based storage platforms such as Azure or AWS.
  • Experience working with Database Management Systems such as SQL Server.
  • Proven experience working with SQL and Python/R programming languages.
  • Familiar with online code repository platforms such as GitHub or GitLab.
  • Experience/knowledge of data wrangling, data mining and model evaluation techniques.
  • Experience developing and deploying Statistical & Machine Learning models.
  • Proven experience in design and execution of analytical projects.
  • Strong data storytelling and visualisation skills and the ability to communicate complex analytical and statistical concepts in an easy-to-understand fashion to non-technical stakeholders.

 

This position is preferably based in Canberra, however applications to be based out of our Melbourne or Sydney offices will also be considered.

Position is available until 12 December 2025

 

Salary range = $108,243 - $127,726 per annum + up to 15.4% superannuation.

Please note the ASC operates under The Australian Sports Commission Act 1989 and is separate to the Australian Public Service terms and conditions of employment. If you have any questions regarding movements from the APS to the ASC please call People & Culture.

 

If Canberra based employment benefits include access to priority onsite Childcare placements, free parking facilities and use of on-site gymnasium.

 

Applications close 5.00pm AEDT 25, June 2021 (no late applications will be accepted).

 

To be eligible for employment with the Australian Sports Commission, it is preferred that applicants are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

 

Attachments: Job Description

 

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Sports Commission, incorporating Sport Australia and the AIS, pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge the valuable contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to Australian society and sport.

Please download the job description and then hit the "Apply Now" button. You will need to upload your CV/Resume and then complete the online application form. The application form will include these questions:

  • Describe how your personal attributes will contribute to our team and enhance relationships with stakeholders
  • Referencing the job description, please describe why you believe you are suitable for this position
  • Please list your key relevant achievements

If you have any questions after reading the job description please contact David Fulcher on 0435 253 317 for a confidential discussion, quoting reference number JN 1890. If you experience any technical issues please contact People & Culture on (02) 6214 1328 or people@ausport.gov.au.

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