Data Science Engineer - Machine Learning

Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 


Requisition ID: 15897 

Employment Type: Full time 


Good things start here


This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At Coles Group, these are moments we live for.


Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.


What you’ll be doing


As part of the broader Digital team, Advanced Analytics are responsible for the development and support of applications across multiple enterprise platforms including Finance, Procurement, Human Resources, Risk, Safety and Legal.  Corporate Systems is an integral part of some key initiatives including implementations, increasing cloud capability and digitising multiple manually intensive processes


As part of the advanced analytics team you will play a key role to solve and troubleshoot complex problems with multi-layered data sets, as well as optimizing, creating and retaining existing machine learning libraries and frameworks.  You will demonstrate solid data science knowledge and experience in a related machine learning role, as well as extensive knowledge of ML frameworks, libraries, data structures, data modelling, and software architecture.

You will have extensive experience writing and maintaining code for custom infrastructure services mainly in R, bonus points if you are also familiar with Python and Linux.  You will ideally have a data science background, with experience supporting a data science team and be well versed with machine learning with a focus on cloud infrastructure.


As part of the role you will be required to design machine learning systems/programs and self-running artificial intelligence (AI) software to automate predictive models.  Working across a variety of 15-20 projects, you will also be required to transform data science prototypes and apply appropriate ML algorithms and tools, and at times also Design and implement new algorithms to meet business needs.


Good things you’ll need

  • At least 2 years' experience as a machine learning engineer with total of 8+ years of experience
  • Advanced proficiency with R code writing.
  • Strong software engineering skills
  • Extensive knowledge of ML frameworks, libraries, data structures, data modelling, and software architecture.
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Great communication and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational abilities.
  • Strong cloud skills (preferably with Microsoft Azure)
  • Documentation skills
  • Knowledge of technical products – Terraform, Ansible, Docker Kubernetes, Databricks, Artifactory, Productivity applications - Git, Jira, Confluence


Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.


For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.


We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.