Job Title: Junior Data/Software Engineer
Location: Sydney
Reports to: Data Scientist
Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Job Summary

BIS Oxford Economics, a leading economic research and consultancy firm, is looking to hire a Junior Data/Software Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented software developer to solidify and expand their programming skills across a broad range of areas.

The right candidate will be drawing upon their programming knowledge to conduct analysis of large datasets to aid in the development of data driven solutions to complex economic problems. This role will involve creating software, managing databases and creating visualisations to meet the needs of clients and our internal team of economists. The candidate does not need an economics background or experience.

The role holder will be working across the whole business, from subscriptions to consulting, and will be a member of a global team with colleagues in London, New York, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore on group-wide projects. The person will require excellent communication skills and be well organised carrying out all tasks in a professional and efficient manner.

Key responsibilities:

  • • To drive the creation of new programming capabilities within the company.
  • • Solve complex data problems with innovative software solutions.
  • • Carry out SQL database design and creation.
  • • Importing, structuring and processing large datasets.
  • • Construct meaningful data visualisations.

Skills and Experience:

  • • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Data Engineering, Software Engineering or related field required.
  • • At least 1-2 years’ experience in the described or similar role.
  • • Must have knowledge and experience in programming with Python.
  • • Experience working with open source databases (SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL).
  • • Experience with version control platforms (GitHub and Bitbucket).
  • • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • • Must be able to manage multiple projects at once.
  • • Attention to detail.
  • • Experience solving mathematical problems using a programming language.
  • • Able to work alone and within a small team.
  • • The ideal candidate is organised, accountable, and demonstrates responsibility for meeting deadlines and following through on commitments.
  • • Additional program languages preferred, such as R.
  • • Ability to understand business and user requirements.
  • • Intellectual curiosity.

About BIS Oxford Economics

Following the acquisition of BIS Shrapnel by Oxford Economics in 2017 a new entity was formed called BIS Oxford Economics which forms part of the Oxford Economics Group. The Oxford Economics Group was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 4,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

BIS Oxford Economics has around 50 staff based in Sydney and Melbourne. The wider group has regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, and 24 offices across the globe. We employ over 350 full-time people, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

We are a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 700 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.