Xpand Group Pty Ltd

The talent we place transforms companies, that transform the world. That’s why we love what we do.

 

Digital and tech specialists with a creative edge

We like to get creative. Thinking outside the box doesn’t do it justice. We just never saw the box to begin with.

 

How we got here

Back in 1993 we started as full service tech recruiters. But it was inevitable we’d get swept up into the exciting new world of where digital and tech converge. It was a natural evolution to become a full life cycle of talent sourcing, attraction, engagement, recruitment and managed solutions. 

 

Leaders and innovators

Big claims, but we stand by them. We’re 60 passionate people working across the Asia Pacific with a global network, and our leadership and innovation in the sector is what separates us from every other recruitment company. The way we lead is a little different – we do it as a peer, we take you with us. 

And it’s all about helping your business do the same – lead, innovate, grow. Let’s do it together.

 

We love what we do

We question the status quo. We find new ways. Because we love digital media and technology. It reaches its full potential when talented people are put in the right fit roles. We know those talented people. We place them. We work for them. We employ them. 

With one eye on the ‘now’, and one on tomorrow, we’ve built a reputation on integrity, creativity, and simply doing what we say we will. 

Contractor
Xpand Group Pty Ltd Melbourne VIC, Australia
Reference: 2871763   Senior and Mid-level roles Initial 6 & 9 month contracts Day Rate - $500-900, dependent on experience About the Company:    The client is a large financial organisation in Melbourne’s CBD. Their mature design department values HCD, innovation and customer research. The collaborative culture embraces new ideas and hard work while maintaining a good work / life balance. There are regular team-building events on and off-site.    About the Role:    You will always design with the customer in mind, using HCD thinking to create conceptual designs, low to medium fidelity designs and prototypes for digital solutions. Your research-driven solutions will meet customer needs, align with business outcomes and adhere to technical constraints.    Competitive day rates, dependent on experience. Start dates in June    Skills & Experience: Strong working knowledge of the design process, Experience Design methodologies and principles Excellent communication and presenting skills and ability to influence outcomes Ability to analyse requirements and propose best possible solution for a digital/physical product where required Experience within agile environments, using relevant practices and principles such as: Lean UX, Minimum Viable Product, User stories, Acceptance Criteria, Rapid Prototyping, etc. Can lead design critiques, co-design sessions and retros with members of the design practice and other stakeholders Highly skilled in design tools such as Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite Benefits: 6-9 month initial contracts with likely extensions Collaborative working environment Mature practice of over 100 designers Work with some of Melbourne’s best design talent Good work / life balance Regular team building events Ongoing training and support    How to Apply:    Full client details and job description available on request.
May 28, 2019
Full time
Xpand Group Pty Ltd Melbourne VIC, Australia
Reference: 2941360   Why this role? The successful applicant will be accountable for Ownership/accountability for the investigation of user requirements/problems and for developing technology solutions in accordance with business needs by; owning and delivering design specifications, including detailed design specifications; developing, maintaining and testing programs according to detailed technical, functional and non-functional specifications; contributing to the development of systems documentation and providing system support by providing fail and fix application support. What would I be doing? Working directly with the leadership team, stakeholders and sponsors across the enterprise to deliver on committed features & evergreen software management, as well as regularly celebrating outcomes. The Senior Analyst Engineer will provide technology based solutions incorporating strategy, design, development, delivery and maintenance of technological solutions to meet our customers’ needs. The Senior Analyst Engineer should be a beacon of inclusion, teaching/mentoring and uplifting our software development capability to exceed industry standard, ensuring that my client is seen as an engineering leader whilst finding ways to reduce our cost whilst increasing delivery. What we need? To be successful in the role, you should possess a combination of the following skills / experience: Great fundamental knowledge and experience with Java 9+, Spring, Spring Boot, Spring data and hiberate 3+ years of experience designing and building microservices, demonstrating understanding of microservices and web services concepts (REST, SOAP), design patterns and architecture principles Experience with tooling and infrastructure; Gradle, Maven, Tomcat, Websphere, SQL/NoSQL databases Proficient with automated unit/functional/performance testing (Junit, Mockito, PowerMock, JMeter) Exposure to working with CI/CD (Jenkins) and AWS Git for version control, branching and merging practices Understanding of how to build performant, testable and maintainable code Enjoy learning, sharing and mentoring with teammates and working collaboratively to provide the best service to our stakeholders Most importantly, an enthusiastic attitude and curiosity for technology. My client is transitioning to a focus on microservices and cloud to support speed of delivery and scaling as we position to support the future needs of the bank. We’re looking for people that are enthusiastic to help drive and innovate as we make this journey. If this sounds like you please don't hesitate to apply.
May 28, 2019
Full time
Xpand Group Pty Ltd Melbourne VIC, Australia
Salary: $140,000 - $150,000 Specialisation: Data & Analytics Reference: 2943486   About the Role The purpose of the role is to ensure that digital data and insights are captured, stored and utilised by the business, driving commercial value and driving strategic decision making, as well as assisting to set and implement the data strategy for our digital channels.  This role will ensure we have digital data analytics to optimise the adoption of digital channels, drive continuous improvement for customers, improve feature utilisation and influence investment into our channels.   What you’ll be doing: Maintain consistency of analytics tagging practices and framework Define and implement data implementation strategy for digital channels including tag management and other data implementation requirements (e.g. Adobe implementation, Amazon data capture/storage) Manage and maintain digital data model for each platform, ensuring good data quality and reliability Responsible for ensuring data is being effectively captured from new digital features and products Ensuring effective data scripting and data transformation (raw data to structured data) as well as automation of data extraction and data population     Skills & Experience: Data analytics / Data science Data strategy and information management Customer centric focus: A proactive focus on the customer and driving outcomes Collaborative: Strong collaboration and engagement for flexible modes of working Continuous improvement: A mindset of continuous improvement and innovation Agile: Role-modelling of agile ways of working, including sharing methodology and best practices Leadership: Advocacy of employees across the organisation to build the skills and competencies they need to effectively use and understand new and existing digital capabilities    Benefits:     Numerous programs including rewards and recognition, health and well-being; alongside a wide range of staff discounts.    How to Apply: This is a great opportunity to join an award winning company as it goes from strength to strength.
May 28, 2019
Contractor
Xpand Group Pty Ltd Melbourne VIC, Australia
Job Type: Contract Specialisation: Data Engineering Reference: 2933610   As a Data Engineer you will be working in a small team of engineers (6-12 people) developing in the traditional data warehouse for the Analytics and Information Management team. You will take directions from the Lead Delivery Engineer within the team to help develop world class engineering practices and solutions. As an Engineer, you will leverage your engineering expertise to deliver quality outcomes for your customers.    The ideal person for this role is a fast learner and a confident self-starter; naturally curious and passionate about technology, but with varied interests; and an excellent communicator who yearns to develop the software engineering practice to help out other engineers within the area. In addition, code quality should be in the forefront of everything they do.    In a nutshell we need: Someone who can do a bit of everything (if required) - analysis, design, development and testing. Strong SQL skills - ability to understand varying implemented patterns and complicated logic blocks. And then write queries to enhance/modify or analyse further. Someone who is proactive and will challenge/enhance a solution for an epic. And can cut through the noise of the delivery process to understand the expectations the rest of the team will place on them. Someone who can explain a problem in a non-technical manner. I.e. They can illustrate a problem to someone else either verbally, or diagrammatically, without fall back to technical/data detail. This ability also translates to detailing in writing. Someone who can talk to business users, if required, and understand requirements, play them back and confirm or challenge. Someone who can communicate early that they are struggling, need help or are going to miss a deadline for a valid reason. This is a given in the first month. Culturally - co-operative, focused who can manage their work load. They have a personality but not one that is distracting.    Specific skills: Design, develop and document ETL processes using IBM DataStage over MPP warehouse (e.g. Netezza, Teradata) Design and develop ETL using Spark will be advantageous, but not mandatory Determine feasible options to implement database objects, load processes, business rules and complex transformations. Write reusable unit and functional test scripts using SQL queries and data dictionary objects Experienced in data driven testing (i.e. golden sets) in functional testing Contribute to development and testing environment administration and operation Active participation to AIM development Community of Practice (CoP) An eye for detail, and always look for continuous improvements
May 28, 2019
Full time
Xpand Group Pty Ltd Melbourne VIC, Australia
Specialisation: Data Engineering Reference: 2919292   My client is embarking on a green-fields project to establish a world class Data Lake, Analytics and Insights platform, thus we require Data Engineers to play a leading role in building out our capability. Build technical solution in projects co-ordinating the technical efforts of technical team members both internal and external Providing overall solution ownership and support throughout project implementation phase Automation into Big Data delivery and promote DevOps practices What you’ll be doing: Work with Business customers and/or Business Analyst(s) to analyse business processes, procedures and user requirements in-order to establish system requirements Develop solutions and specifications so that agreed requirements can be converted into functional systems. Undertake unit/system testing activities in relation to software solutions ensuring that quality meets agreed specifications/requirements Achieve key milestone stages in terms of quantity, timing and quality of all aspects of work allocated Create development and support documentation and provide advice regarding applications to enable support functions to operate effectively Resolve production incidents (through diagnosis, testing & applying fix) for assigned application/s     What you will bring: 7 plus years of IT experience 6 plus years of strong hands-on experience on Informatica Products (Big Data Management, PowerCenter, Enterprise Data Catalog, Data Quality and Axon) Strong understanding of data warehousing concepts and ETL tools Experience with Java, Python, UNIX and shell script programming Experience with various transformations, dynamic mappings and optimization of Informatica mappings, workflows for high volume data Experience with a leading Hadoop distribution system such as EMR or Hortonworks or Cloudera (EMR is preferable) Ability to debug issues by looking at appropriate logs and resolve them Database skills in at least one major RDBMS (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Teradata) and exposure to many Understanding of data modeling, physical schema properties, triggers, and stored procedures Experience with development of logical and physical database schemas, stored procedures, interfaces (in Java or XML), and extensions to customer solutions Experience developing conceptual and physical solution architectures for solutions incorporating heterogeneous applications, technologies and platforms Actively work alone or with a team to design, develop, test and provide support to solutions for projects Professional data integration and warehousing experience, preferably with a large systems integration firm or for an enterprise software services arm Experience designing and deploying in a Services Oriented Architecture and/or an Events Driven Architecture Good understanding of Web services standards and REST via Informatica Knowledge of Production Support & Documentation A good working relationship with key technical teams Agile Development Excellent verbal and written communication skills Eager and willing to learn new technologies    What's in it for you? This is a fast growing organisation with lots of career opportunities and the ability to earn an excellent package.
May 28, 2019
Full time
Xpand Group Pty Ltd Melbourne VIC, Australia
Job Type: Permanent Salary: $150,000 + Specialisation: Data Science Reference: 2896466   This is an opportunity for you to form part of an awesome team that plays a crucial role in transforming the data and analytics landscape as well as driving deeper data-driven decisions to help our customers and business. In this role you will work across multiple analytic experiments supporting data scientists with best practice, and ensuring that machine learning within experiments is developed in a sustainable manner and in-line with best practices.   What you’ll be doing:     Key activities: Develop, test and implement statistical and mathematical models, using a variety of rigorous techniques, across multiples business lines Represent the analytics hub at events presenting and demonstrating on topics such as data science best practice. Develop frameworks for data science best practices, and work closely with the analytic platform team to automate frameworks for scalability to the wider business. Support the team with learning and development, and help with upskilling resources in new data science techniques. Support, test and develop Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence capability across the enterprise Support bank-wide Data Science, including segmentation frameworks, lifecycle event triggers, predictive models and advanced analytics Present insights and learning’s in a clear way to our executives Accountable or Responsible for: Leading and supporting the management of multiple analytic experiments Sharing knowledge and uplifting capabilities with analysts in the business Thought leadership in the approach to analytics at the bank Developing and automating data science best practices in analytics platform. Demonstrating value and benefit from advanced analytics to senior stakeholders What you will bring: Post Graduate degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or similar industry experience A background in statistical analysis and modelling techniques over large data sets, with proven capability constructing, validating, and implementing models You're comfortable developing code and performing analysis using common tools such as R / Python Ability to build appropriate models from scratch and justify the methods and science used The ability to explain simply how complex models work, and how they can be used in the real world to achieve desired business outcomes An openness to new ways of thinking and working Required expertise in the following disciplines: Predictive Modeling Feature Engineering Machine Learning Required technical skills: Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, Spark R, Python, NoSQL technologies (incl HBase) Strong SQL skills Desirable skills & experience: Micro service development API development Visualisation products What's in it for you? This is a fast growing organisation with lots of career opportunities and the ability to earn an excellent package.
May 28, 2019
Full time
Xpand Group Pty Ltd Sydney NSW, Australia
The Company My client is a global leader within the world of High Frequency Trading and has a major presence throughout Asia Pacific. Their front office trading team has some of the most experienced C++ developers and Data Scientists within Options Trading and Algorithmic development and becoming a part of this firm would be a major step forward for building your career technically and financially.   The Role We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist, to work within the Machine Learning team. You will be using your knowledge of machine learning to use on all aspects of the trade pipelines. You will also be building models to predict, analyse and understand the trade results. On top of this, you will be finding and understanding the implications of low latency and high frequency trading.   Qualifications M.S./Ph.D. in Computer Science or Statistics or equivalent experience   Skills Required • Extensive C++ and/or python   • Practical experience in the application of Machine Learning  • developed real-world ML applications  • Experience in the Financial Industry or strong interest in finance and trading  Desirable • Experience working on real time highly available systems • Lateral '' out of the box'' thinker • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal   What's in it for you? • Amazing salary + super + bonus • Flexible working conditions with no perimeters around your job • A company that will listen to your ideas and let you be innovative The benefits By taking this role you will be able to make your mark on leading edge products, get complete job satisfaction and work in a highly motivated dynamic environment,  if you have what it takes to meet these challenges then apply today.
May 24, 2019