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Senior Data Scientist

Job Description

As specialist recruiters in Data at Xcede, we are delighted to be working in partnership with our client for the vital appointment of a Senior Data Scientist, for a multinational mining company.

The successful incumbent will coordinate closely with the South African and Rest of Africa teams in maintaining a Project Execution Control Framework to facilitate world class delivery of capital projects and assist the project teams in atomisation and optimalisation.

You will be responsible for:

  • Actively engaging with all relevant stakeholders
  • Conduct optimisation exercises
  • Actively apply expert knowledge and thought leadership to challenge paradigms and lead project team
  • Identify Machine Learning and Research & Development (R&D) initiatives
  • Understand business problems and map them to state-of-the-art analytics and AI solutions
  • Mentor junior and intermediate Data Scientists
  • Work closely with Data Engineers, Machine Learning Engineers and Designers to build end-to-end analytics solutions for the business

Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or similar
  • More than 3 years of experience in a Data Science or Process Control Engineer position
  • Industry experience in Mining and/or Oil & Gas
  • Experience in querying databases such as: R, Python, SQL

Please note: This position will require the Senior Data Scientist to travel within Africa on a monthly basis.