Principal Data Scientist | Wellington
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Principal Data Scientist - March 2019 (2).pdf (PDF, 442KB)
|Application Close Date:||29-Apr-2019|
- Gain insight and influence by unlocking the potential within our geoscience and technical data
- Transform the way we work by dismantling old data methods and systems and adopting new
- Lead the Automation of workflows through application of machine learning and artificial intelligence methodologies
About the role.
Data is at the heart of what we do. This Principal Data Scientist provides expert technical analysis and strategic advice to implement the Data Services Transformation work plan in the Energy & Resource Markets branch of MBIE. You will provide expert level technical and strategic advice about the management and stewardship of New Zealand's energy and resources information to a range of internal and external stakeholders.
The Principal Data Scientist will be responsible for helping unlock the potential of our data by utilising your technical capabilities and background to generate insight from a range of data sets. In doing so you will apply FAIR data principles – Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability - transforming the way we work by dismantling old data methods and systems and adopting new.
Day to day you will:
- Support operational teams with data tools and interfaces necessary to enable effective compliance and operational performance
- Develop web-based geoscience and technical data storage and transfer systems
- Undertake and coach in data cleansing and data wrangling to empower advanced analytics of both structured and unstructured geoscience and technical data
- Developing scalable machine learning models from geoscience and technical data sources, and reporting insights gained from these models
- Providing data science advice across geoscience, business and IT implementation domains
- Leading data transformation initiatives and team projects
Skills and experience required:
We are keen to hear from you if you have:
- Proven experience in managing large amounts of geoscience and technical data, proven skills in scripting, data mining and data analysis with machine learning
- Wide ranging knowledge of data architectures, data flows, cyber security and risk assessment in exposing geoscience, technical and business data
- Experience with resource exploration workflows including being able to integrate across different geological, exploration and business datasets
- Demonstrable leadership, coaching and mentoring skills
- Qualification in a relevant technical discipline – PhD or MSc degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Information Management or Geosciences
- Minerals or petroleum industry experience desirable
- Must have the legal right to live and work in NZ
About the team:
The Energy & Resource Markets branch sits within the Building, Resources & Markets Group and provides policy and regulatory advice on energy markets, strategic advice, operational regulation, compliance services and external sector leadership to ensure that New Zealand's energy markets, oil, gas, mineral and coal resources are effectively managed.
Why work for us?
Our work is at the heart of the government's programme to transition to a low emissions economy and sustainably derive value from the natural environment. We take pride in our service ethic, our reputation as a trusted advisor and our operational performance. We value diversity and embrace innovation. Join the Information Services unit on our transformational journey to improve the stewardship and unlock the value of our nationally significant collections of geoscience and technical data.
MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government. MBIE's purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable.
How to apply:
Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
Email Fi Sanderson at Fi.firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref MBIE/1391567 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 29 April 2019.