Rio Tinto

Specialist Data Scientist

Job description


Senior Specialist Data Scientist

  • Tremendous opportunity to join a global organisation at the forefront of mining
  • Excellent work environment where people are valued and respected
  • Great work life balance and attractive benefits
  • Be part of a group that is safety focused and values inclusion
  • Permanent position based in Brisbane with ad hoc travel to site (3-4 times per year)

About The Role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Senior Specialist Data Scientist who will work as part of a larger group of domain experts (engineers and scientists) that provide technical services, assurance, and governance to our product group’s mining, refining and smelting operational assets across the east coast of Australia and New Zealand.

This is a great opportunity for a Data Science enthusiast with a background/early career in engineering & analytics to support our primary east coast product offering.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

Reporting to the Manager Advanced Analytics and working in a collaborative community, within the Advanced Data Analytics team, you will be

  • Leading complex data analysis projects and developing fit-for-purpose advanced analytical/predictive models
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to drive data-driven decision-making and manage technical risks
  • Upskilling, mentoring and guiding team members in the application of data science across our product group
  • Contributing to the development of best practices and standards within the team

What You’ll Bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Extensive experience in data science, with expertise in machine learning, statistical analysis, and data visualisation
  • Strong Python programming skills as well as a strong appreciation for clean code principles, testing, github and agile development
  • Familiarity with analytical packages, such as Pandas, Nump, Sci-kit learn, TensorFlow, or others
  • Familiarity with AWS or Azure
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex data analysis projects with experience writing project proposals, project status reporting, and presenting technical information to non-technical stakeholders
  • An advanced degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field will be highly regarded

We anticipate that you will likely have more than seven years of industry experience where you have been applying your analytical skills. Enthusiastic, curious, and courageous candidates with less industrial experience are encouraged to apply. We will provide you with time, training and technology exposure to develop in the role.

What We Offer

  • Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you have helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidized private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership goals.
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Flexible working arrangements.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.

We have been mining for over 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Where you’ll be working

Rio Tinto Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) operates to enable better alignment with customer priorities, end-to-end accountability and flexibility to prioritise critical work. The function provides solutions that are aligned with current and future business requirements through the development and ongoing delivery of IT strategy and solution roadmaps. Through appropriate governance, consultative processes, and the use of industry best practices, IS&T also ensures that emerging technologies and innovative ideas are constantly evaluated, considered, and adopted, to provide easy-to-use, best-in-class solutions and services.

Every Voice Matters

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.

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.

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