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Data Scientist - Identity

Last update 2024-03-04
Expires 2024-03-04
ID #2028794442
121,196 NZ$
Data Scientist - Identity
New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington,
Modified February 13, 2024


MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE * Apply your data science and statistical modelling skills to identity management at Immigration New Zealand * Work in the rewarding and fascinating subject areas of biometrics and identity matching.

* Permanent fulltime position | based in Wellington or Christchurch however will consider other locations for the right candidate.

* Salary range $101,911 - $121,196 with Kiwi Saver and wellness benefits.

Tenei turanga - About the Role: The Immigration Risk and Border branch within Immigration New Zealand provides up-to-date intelligence and information to advise sound strategic and operational decision making at all levels across the immigration system.

We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our Identity team.

The Data Scientist will: * Test, tune, monitor, develop, and optimise the behaviour of the identity matching engines Identify business problems and/or business risks and develop innovative solutions for implementation.

* Provide complex statistical analysis of and recommendations for the maintenance, upgrade or improvement of biometric or biographic matching systems.

* Help monitor the stability of Identity systems and trouble shoot issues with the system as they arise.

* Support the quality assurance process in Identity.

* Advance forecasting of identity resolution volumes.

MBIE supports a wide range of flexible working arrangements.

Talk to us about what might work for both you and us.

Nga pukenga me nga wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and Experience Required To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate that you have experience in, or have the qualities that would enable you to successfully perform, the following tasks: * Competent in the use of data querying, analytical and modelling tools both in SQL and R.

* Experienced in using advanced analytic methods to conduct complex analyses of large amounts of data.

* Experienced in working across multiple analysis disciplines and processes.

* Experienced in using analytics modelling or statistical analysis in a risk and / or operational research environment.

* Capable of translating complex and technical information into information easily understood by non-technical staff.

* Professionally active and aware of recent developments in methodologies and practices.

* Versed or interested in record management, biographic matching, biometric matching, identification sciences and identity management.

* Tertiary qualification to at least master's level, preferably in statistics, data science, econometrics, computer science, operations research, quantitative social-behavioural science, or a similar discipline or equivalent work experience.

* Able to build productive working relationships.

* Able to understand and process new information quickly.

* Have excellent organisational and time management skills.

To apply for this position applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or hold a New Zealand Permanent resident visa.

Etahi korero mo MBIE - About MBIE: MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

* Mahi Tahi – Better Together * Maia – Bold and brave * Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future * Pono Me Te Tika – Own It Our aspirations are echoed in our Maori identity – Hikina Whakatutuki – which broadly means 'lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Maori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Maori, other Maori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Maori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Maori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mohio ana a Hikina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kotuinga I waenganui i a ngai Maori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, a, kei te whai ia ki te whakau ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ma te whai kiko o nga kotuinga ahungaroa o ngai wi, o ngai Maori, me etahi atu ropu Maori ki te Karauna, katutuki tenei.

He ahuatanga nui tenei e ahei ai nga mahi whanaketanga a-ohanga, a-papori hoki ki a ngai Maori me Aotearoa whanui.

E whai tonu ana matou ki te kotui atu ki nga iwi mo te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i nga kaupapakua roa nei e tami ana i a ngai Maori me Aotearoa whanui, a, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i nga aheinga kokiritanga ma nga iwi, me te tautoko i nga iwi kia whai mana ake ai enei aheinga.

Me pehea te tono - How to Apply: Click here to view a position description.

All applications must be submitted via our online process and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role.

Email Hayley Barlow at ****** quoting ref MBIE/14581 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 15 February 2024.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Data scientist - identity

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