Project Data Scientist – Perth

Location: Perth WA 6837

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Project Data Scientist – Perth

  • Dynamic role focused on diverse and challenging data analytics and business improvement projects
  • Work in a flexible work environment where we prioritise a healthy work/ life balance
  • Join a small, but dedicated and collaborative team within Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Resource Development team

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Project Data Scientist to support a small technical team focusing on challenging and exciting analytics problems to make a positive impact to the business. This is a great opportunity to get involved with our data systems to develop and support state-of-the-art data science solutions for our business’s data and automation problems.

Data is one of our most important assets. From mine to market, behind each of our operations and projects are technological innovations and data science that are driving new industry standards in mining and metals.

With a clear focus on values, performance and strong leadership, you get to grow with an organisation that values your work and rewards you accordingly.

Reporting to the Specialist Geoscientist Data & Automation you will:

  • Provide the highest quality data report, analysis and insights to various data sources
  • Liaise with stakeholders including geoscientists, field operations, hydrogeologists, planners etc. to identify business improvement and value driven opportunities
  • Apply advanced computer programming skills to deliver high quality data and automation solutions
  • Stay abreast of new technologies and best practices in in data science and data management to enhance the business performance
  • Support advanced analytics projects delivered by internal and/or external project teams
  • Employ advanced statistical methods and artificial intelligence (machine learning, deep learning) to advance geological and OBK understanding

What you’ll bring

  • A bachelor or higher degree in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related coupled with practical experience within your field of qualification
  • Experience with designing and deploying technical solutions, which deliver tangible, ongoing value
  • Experience writing high-quality Python code with knowledge and experience of Numpy, Scipy, Pandas and Matplotlib
  • General knowledge of and experience with relational databases and data modelling. Experience with SQL databases is required
  • A willingness to learn new technologies on the job

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Familiarity with other programming languages: C#, JavaScript etc.
  • Experience in: Microsoft Power Platform Suites, Cloud computing (AWS or Azure), AI & machine learning frameworks and tools, web development, DevOps
  • Experience working in a mining and resource sector

Where you will be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies

This position is based in the Perth CBD at our Central Park office working a Monday to Friday roster.

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, you’re thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan and extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.

Applications close on 19th April 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).

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