Senior Data Scientist

Job title: Senior Data Scientist

Company: Suncorp

Job description: Sydney – Inner Suburbs & CBD, Brisbane – Inner Suburbs & CBD, Melbourne – Inner Suburbs & CBD, Various

Permanent Full Time


Pay Band 6

  • Flexible working location of Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
  • Combination of autonomous and team working environment
  • Agile workspace with 50% WFH

We’re never just satisfied with how things are – because we know how things could be. And it’s our expert Technology team who forge ahead every day to make those ‘what ifs’ a reality.

Suncorp places great importance on leveraging its data to enhance business performance, with the Data Science & AI Centre of Excellence dedicated to optimizing the value derived from data investments. This involves fostering robust business relationships, offering strategic counsel, and facilitating the development of Data Science & AI initiatives, both internally and through external collaborations.

As a Senior Data Scientist at Suncorp, the focus lies on assuming a pivotal technical role in driving the design and implementation of complex Data Science and AI projects aimed at delivering substantial business value. While not a leadership position per se, the successful candidate will possess informal leadership responsibilities, potentially overseeing small offshore delivery teams. The scope of responsibilities encompasses guiding initiatives from prototype development to pilot implementation and ultimately to the integration of fully industrialized and scaled data science assets into core business processes. Additionally, the role carries significant accountability in championing best practice methodologies within the Data Science & AI community, acting as a recognized thought leader, and effectively communicating with key stakeholders to drive impactful outcomes.

What you’ll do

  • Delivery of high-impact Data Science & AI Initiatives, including Generative AI models and Intelligent Process Automation for improved business processes like claims processing and cost optimization in Insurance and Banking
  • Bringing in cutting-edge external Data Science and AI concepts, effective communication across technical and executive audiences, and active participation in industry forums
  • Solving business problems through innovative technical solutions, collaborating with senior stakeholders, and ensuring deployment and scalability of solutions
  • Building strong relationships with senior stakeholders, showcasing value through presentations and prototypes, and illustrating potential impact across the organization
  • Providing insight into emerging AI trends, offering counsel to the Data Science technical job family, and contributing to the Group’s Data Science strategy
  • Cultivating a significant industry network, engaging in relevant industry forums, and contributing to the broader Data Science community
  • Measuring success through tangible improvements such as revenue increase, cost reduction, enhanced customer satisfaction, and decreased complaints, while fostering excellence across all initiatives

What you’ll bring

  • 7+ years of experience in Data Science, AI, or closely related disciplines, demonstrating practical expertise and proficiency in the field
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field (data science, machine learning, statistics, actuarial, engineering, mathematics, etc.) (mandatory)
  • Experience in developing and implementing Data Science pipelines involving Machine Learning algorithms is mandatory, with desirable experience working on Databricks
  • Knowledge of Generative AI and experience in developing proof-of-concepts or building prototypes using GenAI is desirable
  • Proficiency in Python programming and expertise in developing and optimizing ML pipelines are mandatory qualifications
  • Thorough understanding of Machine Learning algorithms and deep neural networks is mandatory
  • Proven track record of successfully productionizing Data Science solutions and familiarity with advanced tools and technologies such as Databricks and Generative AI

What we can offer

  • A range of flexible working and leave options, including 20 weeks paid parental leave, 4 weeks paid secondary carer parental leave and unlimited paid emergency response leave
  • Discounts and offers on a range of retail favourite stores as well as banking and insurance products
  • Give back to our communities with payroll giving, donation matching and paid volunteer leave
  • Invest in your brighter future with ongoing study support and career development programs; and
  • Prioritise your work/life balance with our robust employee assistance program and dedicated employee council

Advertised: 09 Feb 2024 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 08 Mar 2024 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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  • Multiple locations
  • 8 Mar 2024

The Data Science & AI Centre of Excellence at Suncorp is dedicated to maximizing the value derived from data across the organization.

  • Multiple locations
  • 8 Mar 2024

The Data Science & AI Centre of Excellence at Suncorp is dedicated to maximizing the value derived from data across the organization.

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Job date: Sat, 10 Feb 2024 06:11:23 GMT

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