Data Scientist

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Technical Specialist
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: WKS/1420443
  • Job Title: Data Scientist
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  • Summary:
  • Developing predictive, prescriptive and data mining models
  • Find meaning and patterns in data
  • Wellington based; Permanent full-time position

Our Regulatory Intelligence team is looking for a Data Scientist to play a key role in providing Intelligence, Insights and Knowledge to the organisation. This is a hands-on role as the team look to grow and embed the use of advanced analytics and AI across WorkSafe New Zealand.

In this role you will be designing and developing various computer science, statistics and mathematical models to achieve predictive solutions, data mining solutions, probability and risk assessment models, machine and deep learning solutions.  You will work with staff across internal and external business groups to increase business understanding and perspective in order to capture the underlying business climate and develop solutions that meet organisational goals.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Expertise and experience in advanced statistical modelling and modern data visualisation methods and technologies
  • Expertise and experience in statistics/mathematics/computer science (desired)
  • Able to work with a multitude of data sources using open source and in-house toolsets
  • Experience building or adopting platforms and tools to enable the business users to consume advanced analytical models seamlessly
  • Programming language skills including SQL/SAS, R/Python/Java/Scala (an advantage).
  • Exposure to data engineering, software engineering, Big Data Analytics is an advantage

The team is friendly, motivated and works hard to support the organisation.  Your lifelong learning attitude and development further into a data science career will be encouraged and supported by on-the-job training and professional development opportunities (including attendance at relevant conferences/courses).

About WorkSafe

WorkSafe is New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator and is working to lift New Zealand’s health and safety performance.

Our Regulatory Intelligence team provides a centre of expertise for WorkSafe in the delivery of cost effective, efficient and high quality intelligence services. Our work helps improve the policy, intervention and decision-making process by shifting from a response driven model to prevention focused intelligence model, and acting to guide and target risks better.

Our employee benefits include KiwiSaver, free insurance package (Life, Income Protection and Trauma), four weeks annual leave plus three days WorkSafe leave, career and professional development opportunities.

How to apply

Click the apply button, complete the application form, and attach your CV and cover letter. You can find out more about this role by emailing

Applications close on Sunday 24 November 2019.