Senior Data Scientist

  • Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
  • Permanent

We care for the people of NSW, building confidence and trust so our communities can thrive. We make the complex simple, so our schemes deliver better outcomes for people and communities. Whether a person is severely injured in the workplace or on our roads, icare supports their long-term care needs to improve quality of life, including helping people return to work. 

We insure over 326,000 NSW businesses and 202 NSW Government agencies. We protect around 90 per cent of public and private sector workers in NSW – that's approximately 4 million people. icare is a trusted risk advisor to the NSW Government, protecting over $228 billion of the state's most iconic assets, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The opportunity:

Provide expert advice, guidance and coaching in the use of icare data assets and data analytical tools.

It’s an exciting time at icare where no two days are the same; as a Senior Data Scientist you will:

  • Contribute towards establishing & maintaining a dynamic yet stable Data Science Platform on AWS. Implementing Machine Learning Solutions, Statistical Models, Recommendation Engines etc. to achieve operational excellence for icare.
  • Work with icare project teams to productionize data science solutions using AWS Data Science Platform.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of data, take initiative in conducting exploratory data analyses using SQL & Python, design experiments. In turn, helping build strategies to drive success and achievements of business goals and targets.
  • Champion and promote the use of data science best practice across icare service lines. Provide thought leadership and insights on how data science can improve strategic outcomes and create a more personalised experience to customers for icare.
  • Assist to shape and drive data driven initiatives and projects that contribute to improvements in icare.

Your story so far:

Technical Skills:

  • Building Solutions: Must have work experience & should be able to demonstrate expert level skillset with respect to Statistical Modelling, Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics
  • AWS Cloud - Should have strong hold on building & deploying machine learning models preferably using AWS services like Sagemaker, Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, etc.
  • Python – Should be able to perform data preparation, data manipulation, exploratory data analysis, model building (statistical models / machine learning) & testing using Python. Advance level coding skills Required.
  • SQL – Should be able to explore databases tables, write queries for data preparation (creating views, joins, etc.)
  • Should have used Git / Bit bucket for version control in previous project work
  • Experience of using CI/CD for data science use case preferred
  • Software Development Experience preferred

Functional Skills:

  • Problem Solving Aptitude Required
  • Stakeholder Management Experience Required
  • Ability to understand business requirements & translate it into data requirements
  • Should be able to independently navigate within the system, different teams with minimum direction (good interpersonal skills, go getter attitude)
  • Ask relevant questions to stakeholders which help in problem definition, data preparation & overall solution

What we offer:

We know our strength comes from the diversity of our people and so we want people with different experiences and backgrounds to apply. We recognise the importance of balance and flexibility and understand that it’s not a one size fits all approach.

icare provides career opportunities and great employee benefits, including:  

  • Flexible working arrangements to help you balance work and life
  • A corporate wellbeing program with subsidised gym membership, free flu vaccinations and health check programs
  • Comprehensive learning and development support 
  • Our People Awards - On-the-spot Recognition, Quarterly Values Awards & Our People Annual Awards
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • icare day – access to an extra day’s leave

If you think you’re the right person for this role, send us your resume. Don’t delay as we’re assessing applications as they are received.

icare recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If there are any accessibility adjustments you need to help you be able to apply for this role, please contact us at:

Please note that you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport or have unrestricted working rights to apply for this role.

  • icare is the brand of Insurance & Care NSW
  • For more information about icare visit our website
  • icare operates a direct sourcing model so no agency introductions will be accepted
  • We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant
  • A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles.

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