Data Scientist | 8 months

Job type
NZD110 - NZD130 per hour
The Company
This product development company is a NZ success story. Started over 20 years ago, they now have offices in the UK, Canada, Australia, and the US and the Auckland head office has over 350 employees. Having been acquired by a multi-national household brand name they now have their sights set on global reach and as such are growing their team.

Duration: 8 months

The role: Data Scientist
A project has been kicked off to develop a new product aimed at giving their SME clients insights based on data that has been gathered.  You will be responsible for:
  • Collecting, processing, and cleaning data from multiple sources for analysis.
  • Developing, validating, and implementing predictive models and machine learning algorithms.
  • Development of scalable, financial forecasting models, delivered to multiple end users.
  • Performing statistical analysis to understand and visualize data trends.
  • Creating data-driven solutions to address business needs.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Presenting information using data visualization techniques.
  • Proposing solutions and strategies to business challenges.
  • Collaborating with engineering and product development teams.
  • Have built models deployed and used in production environments.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field. A Master's degree or Ph.D. is preferred.
  • Proficiency in statistical programming languages such as R or Python.
  • Experience with database languages (SQL or NoSQL).
  • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks (like Keras or PyTorch) and libraries (like scikit-learn).
  • Real world experience in creating financial forecasting models for external customers.
  • Deep understanding of statistical and predictive modeling concepts.
  • Knowledge of data management and visualization techniques.
  • Experience with Hadoop, Hive and Spark.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on product development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Potentia contractor benefits:
  • Wellbeing discovery sessions
  • Annual $500 health contribution
  • Birthday Gift
  • Contractor community manager support
This is an outstanding opportunity for someone looking to join a global organization. If you are a passionate problem solver and enjoy working collaboratively within an exceptional team, then this is the role for you.