Data Science Intern | Auckland
Data Science Intern
- Bring your data science skills to help build advanced modelling solutions for Waka Kotahi
- Working towards a Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics (or equivalent) qualification
- x2 fixed term opportunities: 12 months, Location: Auckland and/or Wellington-based
The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi
Are you keen on a career in Data Science? We have the role for you! In this role, you will positively influence the delivery and achievement of the Transport Agency's strategic objectives by contributing to the provision of high-quality data extraction, well researched and reasoned data and advanced analysis.
Working alongside a high performing Data Science team, you will be assisting in the development of advanced analytical models - working with large, complex datasets and developing repeatable logic for the complete analytical lifecycle.
You will meet a range of stakeholders across the agency. Your communication skills will mean you can explain and translate often complex technical information to different people. You will bring your data analysis skills and apply your statistical and analytical knowledge to solve problems, but you'll also be happy to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into the data itself.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering quality data driven outcomes for the betterment of New Zealand.
This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience under the mentorship of some of the best in the field. Most of what you do will have direct impact to lives of New Zealanders.
Experience gained in this position could be the springboard and steppingstone for your promising and exciting professional career in the Data Science space!
About you | Ko wai koe
What we are looking for:
- Someone in the early stages of their Data Science career
- Intern level of experience in undertaking data collection, processing and analysis
- Strong programming knowledge of Python and/or R
- Good working knowledge of SQL and at least one NoSQL platforms
- Good understanding of applied statistics and machine learning
- Strong written skills for documentation and presentation
If you have the interest and think you have the skills to make an impression, we would love to hear from you!
About us | Ko wai mātou
At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation's performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.
Our Corporate Support Group provides key specialist corporate functions that are core to enabling Waka Kotahi to run efficiently and to achieve organisational excellence internally and for the land transport system.
The Data Science team sits in and is part of the Research and Analytics team at the Agency. It aims to provide an evidence base to support and underpin smarter, evidence-based decisions, for NZTA decision makers and those in the wider land transport sector.
Along with our other benefits we also have new Waka Kotahi Life, Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance scheme available for permanent employees.
You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.
Rā Katinga | Applications close : Thursday, 23 September 2021 @ 11:59pm
For a copy of the position description: www.nzta.govt.nz/careers
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.
Waka Kotahi is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time
Data Science Intern CS PD September 2021.pdf (PDF, 298KB)
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