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Data Science Team Lead

  • Queensland, QLD, Australia
  • Flight Centre Travel Group
  • Full time

About your opportunity...

As the Data Science Team Lead you will be responsible for leading both the data science team and capability. This includes the creation and planning of data science projects that will leverage large volumes of data across a variety of data sources. You will be at the forefront of new data science capabilities for the business by envisioning and executing strategies that will influence improvement of the business’s performance and enabling informed decision making.

You will be responsible for leading the development of analytics-focused products and utilizing cutting edge data science technologies for the planning, development & deployment of machine learning applications. You will be involved in spotting and managing data development challenges in the organization, proffering suggestion, and deploying data science solutions. 


What you will do...

  • Leading a team of data scientists & machine learning engineers
  • Identify innovative use cases for data science applications throughout the business
  • Align data projects with organizational goals
  • Be hands on in the development of machine learning models from ideation to batch and real-time deployments
  • Apply advanced statistical/mathematical/engineering techniques to develop, maintain and improve time series forecasting models
  • Present outcomes in a well-articulated and widely understood manner to ensure strategic delivery and deployment
  • Manage the overarching Data Science technology stack including architecture, DevOps & change management


Who you are...

  • 3+ years of experience as a Data Scientist
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills with a business mindset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the Python programming language
  • Proven application of machine learning algorithms in production
  • Strong experience and theoretical knowledge of advanced forecasting methods and associated time-series data wrangling
  • Experience with Cloud based Data Science technologies
  • Proven experience in leading a data science team
  • Experience with explainable machine learning methods
  • Demonstrated understanding of software engineering principles
  • Ability to write structured and well documented code
  • Proven experience creating and utilising CI/CD processes
  • Strong attention to detail and information accuracy


Desirable Competencies...

  • Experience with Databricks
  • Experience in API development
  • Model deployment with MLflow and AzureML
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with PySpark


What’s in it for you...

  • Generous remuneration structure
  • Travel discounts, in-house financial and health services, access to internal 24/7 gym
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Fun and flexible work environment
  • Proud Corporate Social Responsibility platform through the Flight Centre Foundation, Responsible Travel Charter, and Brighter Futures programs


We do things a little differently…

We do things a little differently around here. We do things the FCTG Way.

We have a unique culture and an irreverent DNA based on a proven mix of ideas, values and ways of working that have helped shape our business over the past 40+ years.

Across all our brands, we take our business seriously but not ourselves. We take leaps of faith, have trust in our teams and work collaboratively to achieve our goals. That’s the FCTG Way.

If you think you have FCTG DNA, reach out today.

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