Big data, the analysis of huge amounts of information, is at the heart of nearly every modern company.
From banking to media, or retail to recruitment, even the most traditional industries are looking to join the big data revolution.
And data scientists are in increasing demand across Australia.
Ricky Fritsch, the Australian managing director of global job site Indeed, believes more companies will turn to data scientists.
“There has been significant growth in the big data industry over the past five years as companies recognise the importance of harnessing a growing wealth of information,” he says.
“This sophisticated industry requires real expertise, and the demand for data scientists is expected to soar. Across Australia, companies are looking at how to use big data to their advantage.”
Indeed has identified five data scientist jobs available right now:
Property data guru. Domain Group is best known for connecting real estate agents, buyers, and sellers, but the business is on the hunt for top data scientists. Sydney-based Domain is looking to fill a number of positions including lead data scientist. The lead data scientist will help sales, product and business leadership make key decisions with data. Data scientists on the analytics team will build predictive models and perform forecasting.
Stock market scientist. The ASX is one of the world’s leading stock exchanges with a total market capitalisation of about $1.5 trillion. The group wants a data scientist to help it become a leader in advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Experience in a startup or capital markets is a bonus.
Deep sea robotics. Sydney technology startup Abyss Solutions specialises in underwater exploration, using remotely-controlled vehicles for underwater inspections. The company is searching for an intern in machine learning and data science to help develop new AI products. The role involves developing tools to inspect and review data, and delivering analytics to clients. You should be enrolled in a relevant degree, be a natural problem solver, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
Telecoms Technology. Global telecommunications company BT is seeking a data scientist to fight cybersecurity challenges with artificial intelligence. The data scientist will build BT’s machine learning and deep learning applications to help big companies manage security risks. The candidate should enjoy advanced analysis and developing AI. BT is looking for data scientists with over five years of machine learning experience. A PhD in a highly-quantitative field, or relevant industry experience, is required.
Next generation recruitment. Recruitment company Ignite links job candidates with the right roles and is conducting its own search for data scientists and analysts. Big data analytics are an integral part of its business, and the company is looking for several specialists to join its team in Adelaide. Proven experience in a data role is a must, while expertise with a wide range of big data technologies is a plus. Australian citizenship is required.