Data Scientist

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 45728 

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 the 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.


About the role


Want to discover opportunities that challenge you? Connect to a career that can take you places? Inspire millions of Australians to lead healthier, happier lives? eCommerce is where you’ll find the freedom, support, and inspiration to do all that and more. We’re the team at the heart of our digital transformation – the ones creating the unified experiences and inclusive services our customers want and need. Open. Innovative. Accessibility-obsessed. It’s our eCommerce team that are redefining what we do, how we do it and why. So, we can build a digital offering fit for every Australian. So, we can shape the future of retail for better. So, we can find more ways to sustainably feed our nation – today and tomorrow.


Please note we are open to considering candidates based all over Australia.   


What you’ll be doing 


Our Digital Data platform team is looking for a Data Scientist – Digital Search to develop and deploy high impact data science capabilities and tooling to support our Elastic search platform. 


You’ll have 

  • Work closely with the data science, engineering, user experience and marketing teams to ensure that business case and customer satisfaction goals are met.
  • Desire to conduct research on search, evaluation, and user satisfaction, retail domain advances in science and industries and employ learnings into production and metrics initiatives.
  • Able to deliver solutions, which are simple, robust and scalable and in touch with the real world. We are not after textbook solutions, but clever simple ideas which will help deliver a world class search product.
  • Understanding we are a retail business and not a theoretical research organisation and that agreed timelines and commitments are important.  


You’ll also have  

  • 3+ years of relevant experience is preferred.
  • Experience in ML/AI product development and iterative work - from data generation/collection to visualization and explainability, including productising real-world AI/ML applications, primarily based on Information Retrieval.
  • Coding skills in Python, experience working with containerisation and micro-services Experience working with any of the following machine learning frameworks / libraries- R, tensorflow, Pytorch, numpy, scipy, Spacy and Pandas.
  • Preferred experience within A/B Testing, NLP, semantic technologies and graph technology with understanding of fundamental linguistic and grammatical concepts and their use in NLP applications.
  • Experience working with large data sets using open-source technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, and Elastic/Solr search.



Given the state/ territory of the position you are applying for, and to enable Coles to provide a safe environment for its team members, there may be a requirement for you to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before commencing work for Coles, unless you are medically exempt.Given this, you will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application for employment with Coles. You may be required to provide further evidence of vaccination status as part of your application.


Why Coles?
You’re joining a culture that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success. We’ll invest in you and your career with best practice training, development, and leadership programs. You’ll also receive fantastic team member discounts across our supermarkets and brands.

As part of our focus on achieving a gender balanced workforce, we belong to the WORK180 network as an endorsed employer for women. Our commitment to helping all women thrive in the workplace includes initiatives such as our recently updated parental leave policy, flexible working options and our Employee Assistance Program.

You can 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 > 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.