Data Warehouse and Big Data

Location: Southport, QLD

Duration: 3 months

Project Background

Virtual Manager is an Australian tech company with a growing client base in Australia, the USA and the UK. The USA is currently undergoing strong growth in the health sector, with the systems collecting operational data on cleaners and their activities.

While the operational reporting included in the system has allowed for performance improvements to be made, it is believed that management of teams, hospitals and networks of hospitals can be further improved through introduction of scientific methodologies and the analytics of the data being collected. The introduction of related data sources, such as weather etc should enable predictive modelling to further increase the benefits of the system and introduce extra value at all levels.

Virtual Manager is therefore looking for a data scientist that can work with the development team, the implementation team and the sales team to implement a mature supportable Microsoft Power BI offering.

Research to be Conducted

Virtual Manager is looking for a mature supportable Microsoft Power BI offering to complement its operational offering. None of the Virtual Manager resources are data scientists or data warehousing specialists the so the actual project scope and implementation approach will be arrived at through consultation with the successful applicant.

The project will focus on the following objectives:

  1. Candidate reviews the current Microsoft Power BI offering
  2. Candidate creates a phased plan for the future Microsoft Power BI offering and presents this to
    the executive team and product manager
  3. Future phases are implemented by the candidate and development team (if required).

Since the current technology stack is Microsoft Azure based it is anticipated that the BI offering will also be hosted under Microsoft Azure and will fit into the same deployment and management plans as is currently utilized by Virtual Manager.

Skills Required

If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:

  • IT/Data Scientist PhD Student
  • Big data experience
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to utilise resources efficiently

Expected Outcomes

It is believed that management of teams, hospitals and networks of hospitals can be further improved through introduction of scientific methodologies and the analytics of the data being collected. The introduction of related data sources, such as weather etc should enable predictive modelling to further increase the benefits of the system and introduce extra value at all levels.

Virtual Manager believes that the creation of a ‘plan for the future’ can assist in such developments and improvements.

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner.  The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

Applications Close

29 January 2020

Reference

APR – 1286