I'm working for one of the major FTSE companies looking for a Principal Data Scientist sitting in their Group Data Analytics function. This is a new and exciting discipline in the Technical and Sustainability (T&S) function. The work of the discipline is aimed at better leveraging our data to deliver new insights, value, and smarter ways of working from discovery to market.
Technical challenges. They don’t get much deeper.
The development and sustainability of our assets depends on the highest levels of technical advice, based on strategic and operational analysis of mining opportunities across the Group’s portfolio. This means we benefit from the latest and most relevant innovations, always making safety the priority
This role sits within our Technical and Sustainability (T&S) Business Unit at a Band 5 level
Reporting to the Head of Data Science, and as part of an innovative and energetic team, you’ll partner with our global Business Units and Group Technical Functions to lead on developing statistical models and machine learning algorithms to extract value from our technical and business data.
Key responsibilities will include;
Embedding yourself as the key point of technical machine learning (ML) expert in Group Data Analytics
Effectively and autonomously managing own project scope, with regular routine communication and coordination with Manager
Supervising and mentoring other data scientists in advanced machine learning opportunities
Supervise scoping, delivery and quality control of third-party machine learning implementations on projects within Group Data Analytics
Partnering with peers and relevant business function/unit to understand the questions they are trying to address
Refining opportunities and providing thought leadership on opportunities for advanced ML across the business
Bachelor’s degree or preferably PHD in relevant field - Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science
A recognized machine learning expert with a clear track record or international recognition and customer centric with a positive and engaging manner
Effective development, management and delivery of own complex data projects
A self-starter who independently drives team work forward and remains focused
A true collaborator who demonstrates success working with multidisciplinary technical teams and key stakeholders
Knowledge of and ability to apply exploratory data analysis, and;
Extensive experience applying mathematical / statistical modelling
Advanced machine learning and deep learning experience
Coding (working knowledge of Python and R)
What we offer
You can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.