Data Scientist

Location: Melbourne, Victoria AU


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 426

External Description:

Data Scientist- Melbourne or Sydney

Who is Equifax?

Equifax is a leading global data, analytics and technology company, supporting customers across 24 countries. We're devoted to building a diverse and inclusive culture, where employees engage in interesting and challenging work helping people to live their financial best. We believe that the best way to do so is by working together and giving our employees the freedom and flexibility to create their own work-life balance. Our company has been serving the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 60 years and have continuously challenged ourselves to do better, whilst consistently producing strong financial results.

The perks of being an Equifax employee within the D&A team?

Utilising cutting edge statistical/modelling tools across hundreds of data assets, collaborating with the best data minds in Australia and opportunities to work with some of our largest blue-chip customers is just the start! Equifax employs over 100 people in D&A, all gaining exposure across all phases of the D&A lifecycle. We encourage thought leadership & innovation every day. 

Our people are important to us and we are devoted in ensuring that lives outside of work are supported and a successful work-life balance is achieved. We offer additional leave days as we recognise the importance of taking time out, whether that’s to catch up on some rest, celebrate a birthday, or give back to our community by volunteering. We are committed to the wellbeing of our people and provide discounted health cover and offer 24/7 support through our employee assistance program.

Our leadership team fosters a culture of ownership, they will lead, coach, mentor and listen. We support one another to feel confident to speak up and hold each other accountable to work with integrity.

What you’ll do:

The Data Scientist will hold a senior role within the Data Science team. The main responsibility of the Data Scientist is to deliver innovative decision science models and attributes that leverage Equifax’s vast data assets. These include decision areas covering the credit lifecycle, geodemographic & marketing attributes, ratings & fraud models, as well as any new areas where data driven decision making can be informed by predictive modelling.

What are we looking for?

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role (as described above)
  • Qualification in Mathematics or Statistics. Alternatively, analytics, data science, econometrics or computer science preferred
  • Marketing Analytics experience
  • Experience using SQL, R and Python
  • SQL or Hive, Impala and Big Data database related query languages
  • Tableau for visualisation
  • Commercially savvy with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Extra points for any of the following:

  • The desire to mentor junior staff members and run projects
  • Background in financial services, telecommunications, utilities or retail
  • Experience working on cloud platforms would be advantageous
  • The ability to build tools as well as run them

Success attributes of an Equifax employee within D&A; does this describe you?

  • Accountable
  • Brave
  • Curious
  • Collaborative
  • Individualist
  • Trustworthy
  • Dedicated


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.


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