Python Job: Research Data Scientist

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Sidney - Australia

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  • APS Levels 6 to EL 1, Non-ongoing
  • $85,163 - $116,115 + 15.4% super
  • All Bureau capital city offices will be considered

The Bureau is growing its capability to apply data science capabilities to a range of scientific challenges faced by the organisation. The Data Science and Emerging Technologies Team contributes to research, problem-solving and solutions using new approaches including data science, data engineering, machine learning, visualisation and data analytics.

As a data scientist, you will join a team of meteorologists, data scientists and software engineers and will employ best practices in data science, machine learning, scientific research and data engineering. On the science side, the position requires an understanding of how to utilise forecast and observation data to develop data driven models to enhance modelling capabilities.

You will work on a variety of projects in close collaboration with a diverse team of specialists, participate in the design and development of solutions and apply a problem-solving approach to new challenges. Innovation and co-design processes will be a core component of this role.

Tasks will focus on machine learning and data science, and will include elements of data engineering (processing of large data volumes in a variety of formats) and software development (versioning code, developing re-usable libraries, participating in code reviews).

You will work predominantly in a Linux and Python environment, on mid-range, cloud and high-performance computing infrastructure.

As a data scientist, is it expected that you will be supported by experienced staff, and given latitude to work independently on agreed tasks. You will also support research activities including publishing results in journals.

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