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Data Science Intern



Data Science
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world of hourly work “works”. Businesses that use Deputy unlock thriving workplaces – one where staff are engaged and empowered, customers are served well, businesses are legally compliant, and companies profits thrive. For decades, software has primarily driven innovation in knowledge work businesses (Slack, Zoom, Asana, Notion), rather than hourly work businesses (think cafes, retail, manufacturing, medical clinics) – we are here to change that!
Deputy is a global cloud SaaS workforce management software company, HQ'd in Sydney (AU), San Francisco, and London (UK). We’ve helped 10s of millions of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their hourly workforce so they can focus on what they do best, run thriving businesses.
We have crossed $100m ARR, with strong financial stability and backed by leading US/Global investors. Our Target Market is about 60% of the world’s workforce, an ambitious vision, matched with an incredible values-led culture. Come join us!
Our Data team are looking for a highly motivated and talented data science intern to join on an initial 6 month contract!
This role will work on a variety of projects, including developing and implementing machine learning models, analyzing data, and communicating findings to stakeholders.


  • Develop and implement machine learning models to improve the accuracy and efficiency of our rostering and scheduling algorithms, as well as to predict customer churn and user expansion.
  • Analyze data to identify trends and patterns that can be used to improve our products and services, with a specific focus on identifying customers who are at risk of churning or expanding their usage.
  • Communicate findings to stakeholders in a clear and concise way, including recommendations for how to mitigate churn and encourage user expansion.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest trends in data science and machine learning, with a particular focus on churn prediction and user expansion prediction.

Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, data science, or a related field or working towards.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, R, or a similar language.
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms and statistical methods, through a university project or practical experience.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Growth mindset and willingness to learn.


  • Collect and clean data on customer usage, demographics, and other factors that may be associated with churn or user expansion.
  • Develop and train machine learning models to predict churn and user expansion.
  • Evaluate the performance of the models and make adjustments as needed.
  • Communicate the results of the analysis to stakeholders and make recommendations for how to improve retention and growth.
Why join? 🤔
- Australian Hyper-Growth Startup - Head Office in Sydney
- Global Growth across APAC, America and EMEA.
Perks 🙌
- Share Options
- Paternity/Maternity Leave Policies
- Flexible Work Policy
- Company wide Development & Coaching
- Hackathons
- Awards - "Your Time to Shine & Celebrate Success"
- Social Events & variety of social clubs (Books, LGBT, Games, Sports)
- Mental Health Support
- Munch & Learns
Our mission 🚀
At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Since 2008 over 200 million shifts have been rostered on Deputy, in over 90 countries, and across 245 different industries.
We’re making it easier for businesses and teams to roster staff, manage leave, complete payroll and take the admin out of work so that our customers can focus on doing what they love. We hire amazing people to do what they’re best at, and work with some incredible businesses all around the world.
Check out this video: Deputy Explained
Check out why our customers love us: GetApp and G2Crowd.
Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills.
Interested? Apply now