DOT is one of New Zealand’s most academically published data science organisations, and consists of a mixture of PhD qualified data scientists, data engineers, designers and marketers.
Collectively we excel in making the complicated beautifully simple and data insights easily actionable.

Meet some of the team

Jason Wells

CEO & Founder

Jason’s a creative problem solver at heart. He takes complex data and analytic concepts and simplifies these into engaging and meaningful stories to drive better business decisions for our clients. He has led DOT from its genesis into a flourishing and fast-growing company.

Dr. Tamsyn Hilder

Director of Products

Tamsyn leads our Products team who have built the Community Compass, Sky TV, Turn Up and Us platforms. With her data science and machine learning expertise, Tamsyn has been instrumental in bringing DOT’s products to market. Tamsyn is a leading data scientist, coder (R, Python and SQL) and Power BI exponent. Tamsyn has a PhD in Applied Mathematics.

Justin Lester

Director of Government

Justin leads our Government services and liaison, with a primary focus on growing our Community Compass, Dynamic Carbon Tracker and Bizmomento products, and public sector consulting. Justin is a trained lawyer with significant Government experience and an extensive sector network across New Zealand. Justin has an LLM from Heidelberg University, Germany.

Dr. Holly Trowland

Director of Consulting

Holly leads our consulting team and specialises in solving complex data problems for a wide range of private and public sector clients. Holly has significant experience in all aspects of data science, coding (R and Python), Microsoft Power BI and is an accredited IDI researcher. Holly has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Sydney.

Mike Brough

Partner Consulting

Mike bridges the worlds of digital, data and marketing based on his experience as an Executive at Accenture, Kiwibank and NZ Post. Mike has an extensive background in business transformation, customer experience and digital projects.

Matt West

Partner, PR, Finance, Consulting

Matt is spread across companies with the majority of his time invested in EightyOne, delivering award winning advertising and design solutions. He builds strong relationships with clients and his design and advertising lens to projects is an asset to DOT.

Charlie Lee

Head of Product Engagement

Charlie oversees the design team and delivery of DOT's products to ensure data is accessible, meaningful and easily understood. Charlie is the glue that keeps DOT humming, bridging the world between data and strategy beautifully.

Flynn Owen

Head of Product Data Science

Flynn leads the team of data scientists within DOT's Product team. With experience in software and data science companies alike, he combines analytical and engineering skills to ensure that DOTs products are as accurate as they are well-built.

Jenny Stevenson

Head of Data Engineering

Jenny leads the team of data engineers and is responsible for the backend of DOT’s products. She has been with DOT since its early days and has extensive experience in banking, utilities and government agencies. Jenny has a bachelor in Computer Science.

Pavel Zamyatin

Head of Infrastructure and Security

Pavel leads our Infrastructure and Security team, ensuring all systems and DOT’s Portal are humming. He has wide-ranging experience in Systems Administration, Cloud Architecture, and Programming. With more than 15 years of IT experience, you can rest assured your data is in safe hands.

Dr. Alison Mant-Melville

Senior Data Scientist

Alison leads consulting data science projects. She transforms organisations with the insights and algorithms she creates using R, python, SQL and PowerBI. Her PhD is in human evolution and archaeological statistics.

Dr. Anne-Helene Sharp

Analytics Manager

Anne-Helene is an analytics manager for the consulting team. She has experience in business intelligence (BI), BI architecture, SQL, ETL and reporting tools (MicroStrategy and Power BI), to help businesses make the most of their data. She has a PhD in materials science from Te Herenga Waka – VUW.

Kateryna Petrova

Product Manager

Kateryna brings a wealth of highly-commended international and domestic expertise to her role as Product Manager, and she will help guide the continuing evolution of our Turn Up, Community Compass, Bizmomento, and Us data products. She has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Economics from the Donetsk National Technical University.

Dr. Elena Lark

Senior Data Scientist

Elena is experienced in data analysis, mathematical modelling and strategic consulting. She has worked on building solutions and finding insights for a wide range of subject matter areas and clients.

Your future at DOT

We’re growing and need talented people to help build our team.
Check out the latest opportunities.

Data Scientist - Consulting

About us

DOT Loves Data takes data and translates it into stories: stories that are simple to digest and easy to action. We put the answers in the hands of those that need to make decisions, and we do it with style (and scale). We have one goal, to take data and find ways for customers to create enduring value. 

About the role

Working with clients and collaborating closely with our team of data scientists, data engineers and creatives, day to day you’ll be:

  • Delivering projects that help clients extract value from data to deliver meaningful solutions
  • Leading consulting projects from start to finish. This includes helping design the approach, developing the methodologies, conducting the analytics, and communicating the results
  • Identifying the story from the data
  • Helping clients develop innovative approaches using data science

About you

You’re open-minded, love getting stuck in to explore why and so what and so what next questions. You make the complex simple and relatable. 

We’ll be looking to see your:

  • Ability to think outside the square
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant technical field (for example maths, stats, data science, engineering and/or computer science)
  • Experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches, ideally using an analytics tool, preferably R or Python (SAS also useful)
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
  • Comfort manipulating and analysing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
  • Comfort working in ambiguity

Why you’ll love working here

Here at DOT, we work with autonomy, flexibility, and with care. You’ll be working across a variety of projects, with a broad range of clients, many of which are directly working towards a greater social good. Our projects move at pace (we’re more jet ski than barge), and you’ll have an awesome team and tools around you to support you in your day. You’ll hone your skills as you make a positive difference to people and our environment. 

Are you ready to apply your knowledge and experience with a nimble and proactive team?  Apply now with your CV and cover letter to

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