Data Scientist

Last updated 1 hours ago
Location:Kwinana Beach
Job Type:Full Time

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.

About the opportunity

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a Data Scientist to join Alcoa’s Global Digital team, in our Continuous Improvement function. This position is based on a family friendly, Monday to Friday roster, with one leisure day every four-week period and the flexibility to be based at our Booragoon office or Kwinana Refinery.

You will be part of a team that is developing innovative ideas to solve problems, enabling better decisions and making an impact through improved operational process performance and equipment reliability. You’ll use Artificial Intelligence techniques such as machine learning, to develop and deploy models and digital products in real-time production environments for our operations. You will be well supported by our team of technology, technical and operational experts in a very diverse portfolio at our Mines, Refineries, Smelters and Casthouses around the world.

You’ll apply agile practices that provide a foundation for iterative product development. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and responsibility of a startup-like environment within a large, successful corporate enterprise. The work environment is fast paced and supportive and you’ll be working alongside passionate, like-minded individuals who are committed to team success and delivering business value.

About you

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

  • An understanding of major types of Artificial Intelligence algorithms and demonstrable expertise in their mathematical fundamentals

  • Experience working with time-series data

  • 3+ years professional experience developing, deploying and maintaining models in public cloud and on-premises environments

  • 3+ years professional experience writing high quality Python code with expert level knowledge of the scientific stack (NumPy, SciPy, scikit-learn, pandas etc)

  • Expertise in other relevant computing languages (e.g. JavaScript / R / SQL)

  • Expertise in data visualisation libraries and products (e.g. PowerBI / Dash / Shiny / Tableau / Spotfire)

  • Expertise in DevOps

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), including working in a team environment, delivering presentations and translating technical concepts into business value

  • Results focused including highly motivated to deliver projects efficiently and effectively through standardisation, workflow automation and continuous improvement

  • Willingness to occasionally travel to different global operations is desirable, but not essential

  • Qualifications in Computer Science, Applied Maths, Statistics, Data Science or related disciplines.

Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs, underpinned by diversity and equality, continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

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What’s on offer?

  • Excellent remuneration package

  • Monthly Leisure Day

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Industry leading superannuation

  • Industry leading parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Novated car lease scheme

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network and EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality)

Applications close
Sunday 8th November 2020

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.

Additional information

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.