Data Scientist


October 12, 2022

Job Description

Who are we?

PredictHQ is the leading source of demand intelligence, enabling global companies to accurately predict and prepare for demand anomalies. Our vision is to predict the catalyst behind any form of demand.

We cover every major category from conferences and concerts to live, unscheduled events such as extreme weather or airport delays. Our expertise is in verifying, enriching, and adding intelligence to the millions of significant events that impact demand, so companies can act before it’s too late.

Our teams are creating advanced machine learning algorithms, using data from thousands of sources around the world, processing it through our modern, microservices based pipeline – and exposing it to customers via a powerful API. Some of the world’s most exciting companies such as Uber, Amazon Alexa, Accor Hotels, and Domino’s Pizza rely on us to learn from the past and predict their future.

Launched in 2016, PredictHQ is growing rapidly and backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Aspect Ventures. PredictHQ has offices in Auckland, New Zealand, San Francisco, US, and London, UK.

Our team combines the best of the American ambition and drive with New Zealand’s empathy and community spirit. We have high standards and huge plans.


We are on the hunt for an NLP data scientist with experience in advanced text analytics to help us enhance and enrich our demand intelligence platform. This can be a Remote Opportunity in New Zealand or work from our office in Auckland – you can live anywhere in New Zealand with access to solid WIFI, and work remotely from the comfort of your home office. Candidates will need to reside in New Zealand with full-working rights.

You will be using the latest techniques such as modern NLP algorithms, machine learning modelling and advanced statistical modelling to solve complex problems within a cutting-edge development environment. Working closely with our data scientists and data analysts, and within a cross-functional team to solve complex problems using both data science and intelligent analytical solutions. This exciting opportunity will see the solutions you help create being integrated directly into our product and being used by many of the world’s most recognisable companies.

You will be working within a business that is focused on a shared vision of growing globally and continuing to deliver a unique platform across a diversified set of customers. This role will be immensely rewarding and you will be working alongside an experienced and passionate team who have been involved in starting up businesses that now employ hundreds of staff across the world.

A Data Scientist at PredictHQ will:

  • R&D advanced machine learning algorithms, advanced analytical modelling, and NLP models to deliver, enhance and enrich our demand intelligence features and products
  • Build large-scale NLP solutions from researching a prototype to production
  • Proactively enhance and improve current intelligence features and models
  • Work with data and dev teams to deliver data intelligence

Skills, Knowledge and Competencies:

  • 2 years in a data scientist role with Statistics/Mathematics/Computer Science background
  • Experience in building large-scale NLP solutions from researching a prototype to production
  • Essential skills include critical thinking, NLP techniques, machine learning algorithms, and analytical programming
  • Essential technical skills in SQL and Python
  • Must have experience of R&D in data science

You may not have experience with all of the technologies mentioned above, but as long as you have a passion for learning, then our team will help and support you. Data and data quality is of the utmost importance to us, and your work should reflect this, so you should have excellent attention to detail.

Our people come first

Enabling and supporting them to do their best work is a company priority. Regardless of age, education, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any personal characteristics, we want everyone to feel welcome. Our PredictHQ values are at the heart of our business and mean we are not only creating a word-first product but also a culture that is inclusive and unique.


  • Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with internal policies and procedures, applicable legislation, rules and standards, including relevant Acts, Advertising Standards Authority rules and regulations, and industry body requirements


  • Hybrid work environment centred on collaboration, flexibility, agility, and fun
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Birthday Leave & Paid Family and Friends Day Leave
  • 10 weeks fully paid Parental Leave
  • Stock options in a fast-growing company in its early stages
  • Strong focus on your training and development
  • Regular social events (we can’t be the event experts if we don’t have a few of our own!)