Data Scientist

HBF is Australia’s fifth largest private health insurance provider and the largest in WA. As a not-for-profit health insurer with no shareholders, our focus is solely on delivering greater benefits and the best possible experience for members.

While WA remains home to its core business and operations, HBF is undertaking a significant strategic transformation program that involves national growth, business expansion and significant enhancements to technology and workforce capability.

The Transformation Program is focused on supporting the business to achieve these goals. To ensure the timely delivery of the Program initiatives, we are adopting an Agile operating model. The model is a new way of working for HBF that empowers teams to efficiently develop solutions to meet business challenges and changing member needs as we undergo this significant transformation.

The opportunity
Reporting directly to the Senior Analytics Manager, this role resides in Commercial Analytics team responsible for researching and devising innovative machine learning and statistical models for data analysis.

Tasked to work with decision makers within HBF to understand their data related business requirements, this role will be expected to communicate findings to all stakeholders and enable smarter business processes by providing insightful analytic outcomes.

Conveniently based in the Perth CBD, this role will be offered on a permanent basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with decision makers within HBF to understand their business requirements for data, information, analyses, forecasts and reports.
  • Drive key data analytics projects including (but not limited to) profiling, segmentation, propensity modelling, value-based modelling, predictive analytics and/or simulation. Be a technical champion in the Data Analytics team, and at HBF.
  • Educate stakeholders on advanced analytic outcomes, with actionable insights, helping to promote a data driven culture.
  • Leverage and promote the use of existing and new Business Intelligence (BI) tools, to extract from the underlying data sources, pertinent information and insights for use in analysis, reporting, modelling and simulation as required.
  • Analyse and advise the business on the impact of changes that business decisions may have on business metrics and information/data/reports.

About You
To be considered for the role, applicants must have demonstrated experience in Data Science and advanced pattern recognition and predictive modelling. You will be experienced in preparing, exploring and understanding data and using Data Storytelling to present findings.

Ideally, equipped with experience in Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, SQL, and programming languages (SAS, R, Python), you are proficient in manipulating and analysing complex data from various sources.

With a strong business acumen, you possess exceptional communication skills enabling you to work effectively at all levels in the organisation and establish strong working relationships.

You hold a Tertiary qualification in Data Science, Actuarial Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or related discipline, and ideally possess experience in a similar role within the banking, financial or insurance sectors.

Applications close midnight, Monday 1 June 2020. Please note HBF reserves the right to close applications earlier.

As an employer, HBF offers a range of benefits including a competitive salary, access to flexible working arrangements, wellness days and paid parental leave, generous subsidies on HBF Health and General Insurance, and much more!

Our Values
Members are our reason
We do the right thing
We are brave
We work as one

At HBF, we don’t just accept difference we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. HBF is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Recruitment agencies, please note that all HBF vacancies are managed by our internal Recruitment team. Should external assistance be required we will reach out to our panel of providers. Unfortunately, unsolicited agency applications will be returned without review. Your support is very much appreciated.