Data Scientist

Job Title: Data Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 913084.2
Job Published: November 14, 2019 12:00

Job Description

Data Scientist 
  • 14 month fixed term engagement
  • Excellent remuneration package on offer
  • Queensland based position
  • Commence January 2020
Client overview
Our client is a genuine leader in the resources sector and has a long track record of achieving innovation which delivers high performance and improvements in all areas of mining and resources operations.
Project overview
The role will commence work at the very start of this cutting-edge project that focuses on digital enablement. Working as part of a small, but highly experienced project team, you will be an integral part of achieving successful outcomes. The project team, including this position, will be based initially in Brisbane whilst the team works together on project strategy. The role will then evolve to being based for the majority of the time on a Queensland mine site. With that in mind, the successful candidate must be open to a FI/FO component.               
Role overview
  • In this critical position as Data Scientist you will interact with product and service teams to identify questions and issues for data analysis and experiments.
  • Provide hands-on support as required in formulating a coherent cross-business approach and strategic/tactical plan for big data initiatives.
  • Develops and codes software programs, algorithms and automated processes to cleanse, integrate and evaluate large data sets from multiple data sources.
  • Learning, adopting and leveraging data science best practice to delivery quantitative improvements to the analytics and process modelling functions.
  • Make recommendations for the collection of new data, or the refinement of existing data sources and storage by following best practice.
  • Working with massive and complex data sets from multiple sources, utilising big data tools and techniques for the purposes of analysing, providing insight and validating hypotheses.
  • Performing deep dive analysis of experiments through reliable modelling methods that include numerous explanatory variables and covariates.
  • Translating analytical insights into concrete, actionable recommendations for business, process or product improvements.
About you
  • You will possess a minimum of three years working in a commercial environment as a data scientist or related of data analytics.
  • Ideally you will have experience with software and languages such as Python, SQL, React.
  • You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of machine learning techniques/algorithms and common data science tool-kits.
  • A proven ability to manipulate and analyse complex, high-volume, high dimensional data and metadata from varying sources.
  • Advanced skills in excel, including macros.
  • Knowledge of analysis tools and big data technologies (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc), is desirable.
  • Any experience or knowledge of mining or resources operations would be beneficial, but not mandatory.
To apply
If this feels like a match to your skills and experience and you are looking for a challenging new position on a cutting-edge green field project, then we would like to hear from you. Please apply or contact the team at for a confidential discussion.    


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