Principal Data Scientist* | Manila | Kuala Lumpur | Gurgaon

Date:  12 Apr 2024
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Job State/Province:  Manila
Job Location/Region:  BGC Taguig



About BHP 


At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.


Come and be a part of this success.


About the Role


The Principal Data Scientist must have strong experience using various data mining/data analysis methods, using different data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations. They must be able to drive business results with their data-based insights. They must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes. Some of the essential functions are as follows:


  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Mine and analyze data from company databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Use predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation, ad targeting and other business outcomes.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
  • This position will also help develop and deliver training modules to facilitate the roll-out of the new or redesigned processes & continuous improvements initiative
  • Training and Development - train junior business analyst. Share best practices and develop career progression for fellow Analyst.


Secondary Functions


  • Provide business information, analysis together with supporting data.
  • Facilitate and help teams to create process maps, evaluate process “as is” state and Identify opportunities to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and business impact of assigned areas.
  • Participate & facilitate teams to redesign assigned business processes including new process maps, procedures, develop and deliver associated training modules, communicate process changes.
  • Lead automation of data flows & analysis.
  • Share identified best practices across all relevant functions
  • Communicate effectively with influence, and gain support from all levels of the organization on large scale business process changes.
  • Participate on process audits and help institute process metrics to assess current process health of complex business processes. 
  • Relationship management
  • Strong relationship needed with business, developers and system owners, to be able to navigate data form different platforms to provide optimum results

About You

  • Candidates should hold a technical engineering or computer science degree or statistics or business math. Possessing or pursuing MBA or other relevant professional certification is a plus.
  • Candidates should possess 5 years Data Science experience and be well familiarized with the project lifecycle concepts.  Must have extensive relevant experience in building systemic solutions.
  • Must have extensive programming experience in SQL, PL/SQL, Tableau, Python, R-programming, and other computer languages.
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • PowerBI / Tableau Experience
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures (good to have).
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills – as shown in the ability to influence others and supervise others directly or indirectly through Project work.
  • Flexible, with the ability to manage more than one project at a time and agile enough to be deployed to other teams periodically.
  • 2+ years of experience in using AWS cloud and its resources/services
  • Strong experience in Relational Databases (MySQL, SQL Server or PostgreSQL) and non-relational databases
  • Strong experience in real-time data processing and data ingestion
  • Strong experience in batch data processing and data pipelines


Successful candidate may be located in any of the locations below:

  • Manila, Philippines
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Gurgaon, India


About Our Process 


At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 


If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  


At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].