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Capability Development - Data Scientist

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: VIC, ACT, Various
Categories: Information Technology, Aviation

  • Full Time Opportunity in Aviation 
  • Flexible Work Options including WFH
  • Melbourne or Canberra location


Use your data science skills to support strategic decision making across the business, enhancing the delivery of Air Traffic and Fire and Rescue Services in Australia.

The Organisation

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Our people are our greatest asset with a dynamic and diverse team operating from locations across the country - from bustling cities to regional and remote locations, including an island. This team keep Australia’s aviation industry safe every day of the year, both in the air and on the ground.

We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs, and facilitating trade and tourism.

Airservices is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful.  We encourage motivated individuals who love what they do, value a service first mindset and embrace a challenge to explore a career with Airservices. In return you will be a valued team member, be offered flexibility and experience a meaningful career in an exciting, ever-evolving aviation industry.

The Role

This role contributes to the understanding of Airservices air traffic network performance; accessing data, creating metrics and models, and using them to develop new insights and identify solutions to help inform decision making. The role is about intelligently exploring data to answer critical questions.

The role will involve analysis, programming, mathematics, modelling, automation, visualisation and statistics. The role will require you to learn and appreciate the systems underneath the data and analysis, including fusing data sources. The ability to carry out data quality checking and remediation is essential to the role.

You will also explore ways to automate analysis to improve organisational efficiency. There is scope within the team for this role to adapt to your strengths or to those areas you wish to grow in.

This role would suit a qualified graduate with 3+ years of relevant experience; a recent post-graduate (PhD or Masters); or someone with related experience.

The preferred locations for the role are Canberra or Melbourne.

Please see the link below to view the full Position Description: 

 PD - Capability Development - Data Scientist (1).pdf

The Person

This role will suit a person with enthusiasm and interest in solving real-world problems using sophisticated analysis and statistical methods to provide actionable insights. You should be good communicator who enjoys innovating, researching, learning new skills and adapting to a variety of challenges.

You will need to be able to work independently, under supervision, and as part of a diverse team. Importantly you will need to be comfortable in computer programming and working with complex data.

Skills and Experience

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, computational science or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of three years professional experience or post-graduate qualification in one or more of the following fields: data science, machine learning, numerical analysis; statistics or a closely related quantitative discipline.
  • Extensive programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Python, Java, Matlab, C, R, advanced SQL.
  • Ability to write concise technical reports, and write to a non-technical executive-level.
  • Experience in data wrangling, preparation and gathering data from multiple sources; including dealing with incomplete data and difficult to match records; and/or
  • Experience in the analysis of complex data using modern data science methods (statistical analysis, numerical analysis, machine learning, optimisation).
  • Experience in data visualisation tools (Tableau, Power BI).

Security Clearance 

To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian Citizen or a Permanent resident as an Airservices Background check is required for this role. Please refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process. 

Should you require any further information please contact Jane Moloney on

How to Apply 

To apply for this position please lodge an application online before Applications close 11.55 pm (AEDT) Monday 4th December 2023

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