Analytics Lead, Data & Platforms

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Full-time

Tech focused Data Scientist – R&D Platforms and Technology Lead

For over 15 years Quantium have combined the best of human and artificial intelligence to power possibilities for individuals, organisations and society. Our solutions make sense of what has happened and what will, could or should be done to re-shape industries and societies around the needs of the people they serve.

Times and technology have changed, but this remains our goal. Instead of wrangling single, SQL-based databases, our MapR Hadoop platform runs across 300 nodes with multiple clusters using the latest big data technology.

We’re looking for that rarity to lead our future technology and approach. You’ll be testing out any data orientated tech you want – you think we can take that 4 hour processing time down to 10 mins using Kafka? Give it a go! Prove it. Think that Scala has had its’ day and we need to move to something more useable? Show us a model.

Whatever you can prove, we’ll go for, just bear in mind, you’re the subject matter expert so you’re going to have to field the questions and teach people how to use it.


So I have a Sandbox to play in?

Kinda… you’ll be given a huge amount of free rein to try a range of technologies and apply them to our problem sets. You will also have to prove to professional sceptics that this is the right path, and then support your initiatives with hard data.

How does this team work?

You’ll be joining the Data and Platforms Team as their Lead Analyst. The team is responsible for investigating, testing and implementing the technology solutions that power our insight. There are 8 engineers and 6 analysts in this team. You’ll have a team of 4 Analysts under you and work closely with the engineering team to implement your ideas.

What are you looking for in the ideal candidate?

You’ll be a career Analyst or Data Scientist. Data scale is something you’re very used to; machine learning, decision trees, neural networks (insert more buzzwords) will all be areas you’re familiar with, along with the code to use them. You’ll be at a time in your career where you’re a bit bored of working on client problems, to client timelines and are fascinated by technology. You’ll love tinkering, experimenting with new tech, and most importantly, be used to following through on your recommendations.

Do you have a bullet point checklist for me to check off my suitability?

We know people are not bullet points but sure thing!

You have:

  • 5+ years Analytics experience including carrying out data analytics or data science work
  • Previous experience working with large complex datasets and associated Big Data technologies e.g. Scala, Spark, Hadoop, Zeppelin or similar
  • Demonstrable ability to work with and influence senior stakeholders
  • Performance management of more junior analysts
  • Product management experience desirable
  • Experience writing and delivering technical training that convey complex analysis and ideas in simple messages
  • Experience updating and managing content on Confluence or other knowledge share sites
  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering, mathematics, actuarial studies, statistics, physics, or a related discipline