Data Scientist Lead

Job Description

Join a startup to build the mine of the futureWe are undertaking a massive digital transformation that will redefine the way Barrick mines and processes gold. The end game for our transformation is a completely reinvented, agile company that will drive to the mine of the future. Our projects span the digital ecosystem and include the implementation of IoT, machine learning, advanced analytics, predictive algorithms and automation across the entire mining value chain.  Barrick is creating a targeted group within the company that will build a startup environment to inspire innovation and creativity in order to fundamentally change the way we do business.  We are looking for the best to be a part of extraordinary and insightful team to help solve the complex problems of a tech enabled future.  At Barrick you’ll get the opportunity to be creative and to turn great ideas into reality. Free thinking team members with an aspiration to change the world should apply immediately. Barrick is looking for a Data Science Lead that has a deep understanding of big data and will lead the team in building and enabling big data analytical solutions for Barrick’s mines. Works with and alongside Digital team and business users to continuously collect insight from maintenance data and enable Barrick to do ‘smart’ maintenance. Reports to the Product Owner of Predictive Maintenance team. What You’ll Be DoingDirects a team of Data Scientists to design, develop, and implement end-to-end cloud based machine learning production pipelines (data exploration, sampling, training data generation, feature engineering, model building, and performance evaluation)Ensures that data pipelines are scalable, repeatable, and secure, and can serve multiple users within the companyEnables big data and batch/real-time analytical solutions that leverage emerging technologiesCollects, parses, manages, analyzes and visualizes large sets of data using multiple platformsTranslates complex functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture, design, and high performing softwareCodes, tests, and documents new or modified data systems to create robust and scalable applications for data analyticsImplements security and recovery tools and techniques as requiredWorks with developers to make sure that all data solutions are consistent and ensures all automated processes to preserve data by managing the alignment of data availability and integration processesDevelops standards and processes for integration projects and initiatives What We’re Looking ForExperience leading a team of Data ScientistsMinimum of 5 years of experience in data scienceMaster’s or PhD Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related quantitative disciplineCapability to architect highly scalable distributed systems, using different open source toolsDemonstrated ability to facilitate and lead others, and to work with minimal direction, with the proven ability to coordinate complex activitiesExcellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skillsDemonstrated experience with agile or other rapid application development methodsDemonstrated experience with object oriented design, coding and testing patterns as well as experience in engineering software platforms and large scale dataExperience in developing presentations and communications to be shared with internal and external stakeholdersUnderstanding of high performance algorithmsExtensive knowledge in different programming or scripting languagesExpert knowledge of data modeling and understanding of different data structuresExperience using big data batch and streaming toolsBrings a high-energy and passionate outlook to the job and can influence those around themAble to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable & effective workplacePassion for innovation and “can do” attitude Travel RequirementsApproximately 50%-80% travel in Canada and the US What we can Offer You  A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicableAbility to make a difference and lasting impactWork in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing teamAn Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital MiningOpportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endlessAccess to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.