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Senior Data Scientist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/08/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
About the role:
The Senior Data Scientist is part of the Subsurface and Wells (SSW) data science team within the Data Science CoE. The Senior Data Scientist responsible for initiation, development & delivery of data science solutions in an agile fashion to the business in order to provide sights & improvement to business processes, or support the creation of innovative business models. Data scientists use data and their analytical ability to find and interpret rich data sources; manage large amounts of data; merge data sources; ensure consistency of datasets; create visualizations to aid in understanding data; build mathematical models using the data; and present and communicate the data insights/findings and produce and present results with dashboards. The Senior Data Scientist is also expected to lead projects and coach junior members of the team.

* Accountable for preparing and Identifying Requirements for a Data Science Service
* Accountable for preparing a Work Scope for a Data Science Service
* Accountable for executing the Data Science Work Scope
* Accountable for Final Review of the Data Science Service/Work
* Accountable for the Closeout, Quality Review and Customer Satisfaction Survey

Within the defined scope of the Analytics discipline:
* Accountable for defining Objectives and Strategies for Information and Data exploitation through analytics
* Accountable for defining and maintaining Policies and Standards for Information and Data analytics
* Accountable for developing Roles, Responsibilities and Competencies for Information and Data analytics
* Accountable for development and execution of Enterprise Improvement Plan for Information and Data analytics
* The Data Scientist will report into the Manager Data Scientists as member of the SSW Data Science team
* In some projects the Senior Data Scientist will work with a junior colleague doing parts of the actual work
* Works in a Lean development/Agile environment which requires the individual to be self-driven, take decisions independently and be flexible in order to cater to demand.

Special Challenges:
* Building constructive and trusting relationships with mostly remote business stakeholders
* Dealing with challenges in data acquisition from other parts of the business

Skills & Experience:
* Bachelor or masters degree in statistics, mathematics, theoretical science, operational research or computer science
* MBA/ PHD in relevant domain is strongly preferred
* Significant experience in data science delivery in a corporate environment
* Must have strong technical skills and direct, hands-on experience of developing advanced analytics algorithms/models.
* Skilled in analytics
* Skilled in data design integrity
* Skilled in value exploitation
* Awareness of lifecycle and data management is desirable
* Awareness of information and data strategy and governance is desirable
* Commercial skills are an advantage.
* Have strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills. Is experienced in communicating with business at all levels.

Additional Information:
Candidates for the position should have experience in the delivery of analytics solutions within business or industry.
Position requires business knowledge of:
* Hands-on code development (R, Python, MatLab, SAS).
* Use of advanced analytics technology in the context of application deployment
* Expertise in data source extraction (ETL) is also strongly preferable (HANA, SQL, Oracle, SharePoint, Hadoop, Spark)
* Has and understanding of the Upstream business - preferably from working with or in that business.

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