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As a Data Scientist, you’ll guide an agile multifunctional team including a Junior Data Scientist, Domain Expert and a Data Engineer. Your role will be to apply your broad skill set across data and analytics to understand business problems, create insights and envisage practical solutions in areas such as trade processing and information technology.

Your broad area of responsibility will be to assist us defining and delivering a roadmap of data initiatives that identify efficiencies, unlock opportunities, and generate revenue. You will have access to large data sets, giving you the ability to make a tangible impact with your analysis. In return, you will be given support to expand your technical and domain skills.

As a Data Scientist, you’ll work directly with our business units to ideate, prioritise and perform the initial feasibility checks on ideas to improve business outcomes, leveraging data and prioritising these ideas through benefits modelling. By determining appropriate analytical approaches to solving business problems, you’ll identify whether these requirements can be achieved via existing internal or external capability or via engineering new solutions.

In addition, you will be responsible for:

  • sourcing and identifying relevant data sources, cleaning and preparing data
  • performing modelling and analysis using charting, descriptive statistics and machine learning
  • creating impactful dashboards and consumable insights using human centred design principles
  • communicating complex concepts simply and translating outputs into actionable insights for business stakeholders
  • defining and providing requirements to data engineers in order to automate data
  • mentoring junior data scientists including reviewing code and analysis approaches.

To be successful in this role you will have some of the following skills/background and experience:

  • 3+ years experience in a hands-on data science role 
  • curious and business outcome focused with a problem-solving attitude
  • evidence of having innovated and improved a business outcome using data, rather than just implementing a requirement
  • experience in delivering the full lifecycle of projects from R&D through to deployment
  • strong collaboration skills having worked with business stakeholders to identify and shape problems to be solved with data
  • accessed and sourced data from a variety of systems using SQL and APIs
  • expertise in cleansing, combining and processing data
  • comfortable using Python or R
  • practical experience with machine learning and statistics
  • familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g. Microstrategy, PowerBI, Tableau, Quicksight, Qlik)
  • proficiency working with large data sets (10m+ records) and cloud computing would be an advantage.

Ideally, you will have commercial exposure in a corporate, consultancy or start-up environment, and a financial services background is an advantage.

Please apply via the following link or to find out more about the position, visit or email Nicky Bell via 

About the Corporate Operations Group

The Corporate Operations Group brings together specialist support services in Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Market Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Business Improvement & Strategy, and the Macquarie Group Foundation. The Corporate Operations Group’s purpose is to power the entrepreneurial enterprise. 

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

Macquarie understands the importance of diversity and inclusion - our long history of success has come from being different. At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you're capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team.

We recognise that flexibility comes in a variety of forms. Talk to us about what flexibility you need.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 15,000 employees and offices in 31 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, investment banking and principal investment.

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Job no: COG-954157
Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-level, Data & Analytics
Group: Corporate Operations Group
Division: Digital Transformation & Data
Recruiter: Nicky Bell
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