Data Engineer - Scion
Science New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand
2d ago
  • Be a part of cutting edge science, in a multidisciplinary, innovative research setting
  • Rotorua based, central location, enjoy an excellent lifestyle balance
  • Contribute your Data Engineering expertise to support Scion's data science research
  • Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials.

    We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy.

    The role :

    You will be part of a team who is pioneering the application of data science technologies, which means your expertise will be invaluable in developing scalable solutions when it comes to Machine Learning plus Data Modelling research and Data Management.

    Reporting to the Data Analytics Research Leader, within our Forest Informatics Team, you will :

  • Develop tools and frameworks as part of the data processing pipeline for machine learning and deep learning research.
  • Implement tools and platforms for querying and visualising data
  • Design and implement scalable data management solutions
  • Employ good software development practices to ensure development of high quality software.
  • What you'll need to succeed :

  • Tertiary Diploma, Certificate or degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or demonstrated equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Strong coding experience - preferably Python and / or R.
  • Experience in implementing distributed systems and data processing pipelines.
  • Knowledge in design and implementation of SQL / NoSQL databases.
  • Good understanding of software development practices.
  • Practical experience with Git.
  • Comfortable working in both Linux and Windows environment.
  • Enthusiastic and innovative approach to science tasks; self-starter with ability to work independently on tasks or as part of a team.
  • An ability to work well with end-users and stakeholders in the planning and delivery of assigned tasks.
  • Experience and knowledge in Cloud platforms (e.g. AWS) is desirable
  • Experience and knowledge in machine learning.
  • Knowledge in statistical methods and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong passion for database improvement, design and process.
  • We are home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery.

    Scion is proud to offer :

  • A great career that enables positive outcomes for New Zealand, Aotearoa;
  • Continuous professional development;
  • Enviable work environment; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to Good Employer / EEO principles
  • Work on the edge of Rotorua's world famous Whakarewarewa Forest.
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