Data Scientist

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: ICT
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1431838
  • Job Title: Data Scientist
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  • Summary:
  • Apply your data analysis and data mining skills to identity management at Immigration New Zealand
  • Work in a rewarding and fascinating subject area of biometrics and identity fraud
  • Fixed-term employee position based in Wellington

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.

At the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety.

This role sits in the newly formed Intelligence, Data and Insights (IDI) branch within Immigration New Zealand that provides up-to-date intelligence and information to advise sound strategic and operational decision making at all levels across the immigration system. The successful candidate will be part of a growing practice of scientists who will operate accross a wide range of projects.

One of the projects is the Risk Analytics Platform that is updating the legacy triage model to improve processing efficiency and risk management inside Immigration’s VISA processing engine. the three phases of the project where the Data Scientist will be involved are: 1- Tactical improvement to INZ’s legacy triage model 2 -Develop a triage lab and commence model replacement and 3 – Identify additional data requirements to maximise model efficiency.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be competent in the use of specialist Data mining and Analytics software (preferably both SAS and R based)
  • Experienced in using advanced analytic tools to conduct complex analyses of large amounts of data or information
  • Experienced in working across multiple analysis disciplines and processes
  • Experienced in using analytics modelling or statistical analysis in a risk and / or operational research environment
  • Capable of translating complex and technical information into information easily understood by non-technical staff
  • Be professionally active and aware of recent developments in methodologies and practices
  • Interested in biographic matching, biometric matching and identity management
  • Able to build productive working relationships
  • Able to understand and process new information quickly
  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills

This is a fantastic career opportunity to join a growing data scientist community that will be tasked to build new data models and solutions that will take Immigration NZ’s core systems and customer experience into a data mature age.

How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our online careers website.  Here you can view a position description at this site, as well as complete the online application. Please upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be formally submitted via this online advertisement.

Email Fi Sanderson at quoting ref MBIE/1431838 if you have any further questions. 

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 15th November 2019.