Data Scientist - Optimisations (Singapore / London...

Location: Singapore

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Company Description

You’re dedicated, talented and flexible. That’s why you’ll fit in.

As well as discovering, mining and processing many of the essential raw materials that enable, support and enhance modern life, our global business is involved in selling and marketing products – copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore, coal, nickel and diamonds. Through our Marketing Business, we are able to offer innovative solutions to meet our customers’ specific challenges. This includes physical products, logistics and technical support, as well as pricing and financing solutions. By offering freight services as well as actively managing the entire value chain, we ensure cost effective, reliable product supply and quality, when and where our customers need it. We have created new ways of working, devised more streamlined processes and procedures, and standardised information management systems.

Job Description

What You'll Do:

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing supply chain optimisation solutions, statistical models and machine learning algorithms to help traders and supply chain groups to use the business data to make better and more timely trading decisions to maximize the financial results

  • Perform exploratory data analysis, using Python, and provide rapid iterations of analysis to refine posed problems, and identify potential solutions. Maximize insight into a data set; uncover underlying structure; extract important variables; detect outliers and anomalies; test underlying assumptions; develop parsimonious models; and determine optimal factor settings.

  • Work closely with stakeholders from across the Marketing Business Unit but especially with the front office traders to understand the question that they are trying to address to unlock value by making key trading decisions. Relevant domains; Trading, Sales, Customer Interaction, Supply Chain Optimisation, Shipping and Freight Trading, Risk Management, Finance etc.

  • Assist business in designing data capture / experimental setups for exploratory work, or changes in process / data capture in existing systems.

  • Develop mathematical and statistical models/ algorithms and/or machine learning algorithms to analyse data and address a particular business question.

  • Assist and supervise Data Engineers / Developers in developing and deploying production workflows for taking data in real-time or periodically from sites / business functions, passing the data through the developed models and producing the relevant reporting without human intervention.


What we're looking for:

  • PhD in mathematics, statistics, computer science, electrical and computer engineering + 3 years relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience applying mathematical / statistical modelling. Experience on various models and skill to select one which fits to the problem best
  • Experience with working with various optimization techniques, including linear programming, mixed-integer programming and stochastic programming. Strong expertise in simulation is a plus.
  • Advanced machine learning and deep learning experience. Working knowledge of common machine learning algorithms including logistic regressions, SVMs, Neural Networks
  • Time series analysis & Exploratory data analysis
  • (Strongly preferred) Domain knowledge of commodities covering trading, operations, risk management and financial accounting

Additional Information

Who we are

Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore, coal and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate and for society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Amazing opportunities for learning and growth - from technical training to leadership programs, we bring out the best in our people
  • We’re a large, successful multinational company and there are plenty of opportunities internally to move onwards and upwards too

How we are committed to your safety

We take the safety of our employees very seriously and as a company we demonstrate the most rigorous safety standards in the industry.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

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