Please note: Whilst these jobs are listed as remote, employees will be required to work in the office at one of the locations listed below.
Specialisterne Australia offers a pathway for neurodiverse individuals to connect with employers who recognise the valuable contributions and talents that they can bring to their organisation. We offer a workshop and assessment program whereby applicants can demonstrate in a practical, and patient way their skills and abilities, directly to employers.
We are excited to be working with a Federal Government partner on their Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program to attract the skills and abilities of neurodiverse people to their organisation. The program aims to build a more diverse workforce accessing new talent pools and recruiting people from diverse backgrounds. The program allows participants to develop their workplace technical and corporate skills in a supportive team environment. Our partner recognises diversity is one of the greatest assets staff bring to the workplace. By embracing individual differences our Federal Government partner supports everyone to realise their full potential in an inclusive and culturally safe work environment.
The Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program is a 12-month temporary employment
opportunity. The program has a unique structure providing participants with a
Career Development Manager to guide and support capability development and a
business manager supporting development of on-the-job technical knowledge
and skills. Participants will be actively supported and encouraged to apply for a
permanent position in future recruitment processes.
The Federal Government partner values the mutual benefits to both the incoming
candidates sourced through Specialisterne and the valuable skills and abilities
neurodiverse people can offer in their critical services.
Location of roles:
The job roles are located in various locations, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne CBD, Newcastle, Parramatta or Perth. Applicants should live within a commutable distance to any of these locations. Applicants outside of these locations but are prepared to relocate for employment through this opportunity are encouraged to apply. If you are applying from outside of these locations and would require relocating, please consider the various factors associated with relocating and Government relocation incentives. Note: there are COVID-19 social distancing restrictions in common workplaces in these locations.
The APS5 Data Scientist produces outputs from datasets using sound
knowledge of data mining and modelling techniques, programming skills and
business knowledge (provided by domain experts). They clean, transform and
combine datasets; using various statistical, machine- learning and related
methods to discover patterns and trends in data and to develop classification
and prediction models; and producing visualisations to communicate findings
to business stakeholders. They use a variety of tools and languages and
technical knowledge to analyse and interpret data and results.
As an APS 5 Data Scientist, you will:
analyse high volumes of unstructured and structured data and apply data science techniques to extract valuable insights.
conduct and develop specialised analytical solutions by relying on various statistical, machine learning, and computational methods.
liaise with stakeholders to identify opportunities for improvement and assist in the data-driven development of products while adhering to legislative, regulatory and compliance frameworks.
share your knowledge and experience to build team capability, and will contribute to innovation initiatives.
Work Level Standard
An APS5 works under limited direction and is accountable for undertaking a
range of moderately complex to complex procedural, operational and
administrative activities. They may be required to conduct investigations,
undertake specialist or technical research and analysis activities, or provide
professional advice within an area of specialisation based on policy and
The APS5 will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the requirements of
the position, as well as the legislative, regulatory and compliance frameworks
that underpin its activities. They are accountable for organising their own
workflow and making independent decisions relating to their work area and
The APS5 may be a team coach or lead a small operational team and is
expected to be capable of reviewing the quality of work undertaken by others
within a work group. They may be required to supervise the work of lower
level employees, manage performance, allocate work and identify
opportunities for on-the-job training.
The APS5 will be accountable for communicating with and providing advice to
a wide range of stakeholders regarding more complex enquiries.
Extract, transform and load data from various sources into required formats for exploratory data to guide the collection of new data or design future analysis to deliver on business outcomes
Assist in the development of analytical solutions, using computational methods to discover patterns, trends and relationships in data and to develop classification, prediction and optimisation models for continued analysis
Undertake testing and evaluate the performance of mining and modelling solutions
Liaise with stakeholders to convert data analysis needs into business requirements, provide analytical solutions and assist in data-driven development of products
Provide reports and visualisations that communicate clearly, concisely and cogently in a non-technical manner to stakeholders the analytical tasks that were carried out and the results obtained
Assist in deploying approved analytical solutions into production and provide support and maintenance for the deployed solutions, including periodic evaluations of performance
Applicant eligibility requirements:
Must be 18 years of age or older
Must have a diagnosis of autism (includes Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (includes ADD)
Must have proof of Australian Citizenship and agree to the Federal Government’s background checks
All candidates must be able to undergo a police check, and some will require a government clearance.
Must be able to participate in the Specialisterne Workshop and Assessment Centre process
What you should have
Ability to work with data and analytical modelling tools
Ability to think critically
Work well in a team environment
Attention to detail
Work collaboratively and maintains productive working relationships with colleagues and clients.
Have technical experience in one or more of the following;
natural language processing
What is nice to have
Qualifications in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related discipline.
Experience / skills in programming languages, such as R and Python
Experience / skills in data science toolkits, such as tidyverse, data.table, TensorFlow and PyTorch.
For any questions, please feel welcome to email us via firstname.lastname@example.org