Senior Data Scientist (COG-2018-656)

Concho Resources Midland, TX

Senior Data Scientist


Midland, TX

Job Summary

Concho is currently seeking a Senior Data Scientist to address challenging scientific & engineering problems across enterprise using machine-learning and data analytics methods. The qualified candidate should have a solid understanding of various modern machine-learning methods and with good experience in clustering, neural networks, reinforcement learning, semi-supervised learning, and signal processing.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished Data Analytics Professional able to collaborate with all business functions to design and implement efficient and robust Data Analytics business solutions.

Key focus includes:

* Identifying technical and business performance gaps, opportunities, and solutions through data, statistics, and technology.

* Coordinating and providing technical guidance within Business Intelligence and Analytics team to generate best solutions with near/mid/long term goals in mind.

* Developing robust and statistically sound methods for internal and external benchmarking metrics.

Job Role Responsibilities

* Work with business stakeholders to understand business challenges and identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.

* Develop Machine Learning algorithms and models to deliver business insights and automate workflows

* Scripting functions and code to manipulate, transform, or visualize information

* Embedding machine learning algorithms in new and existing processes

* Guiding appropriate handling of high frequency sensor data

* Visualization of complex information for consumption across the business

Education/Experience Required

* Bachelor's degree with strong academic experience relevant to Data Analytics and Data Science

* Prefer five or more years of professional experience with a track record of successful solution generation in Data Science, Data Architecture & Analytics

* Domain knowledge of Oil and Gas Preferred

* Advanced critical thinking skills, detail oriented, self-starter with a positive attitude

* Flexible and able to prioritize assignments associated with multiple technical disciplines

* Ability to start or engage in existing initiatives while quickly delivering high quality results

* Must be an adept problem solver with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

* Strong skills in computer science and/or statistics

* Familiarity with data sources (SQL, Oracle, NoSQL, Hadoop, GIS, Web Services, WITSML, etc.)

* Proficiency of at least one coding language: Python, or R

* Basic skills associated with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, .Net, and Visual Studio

* Experience with data visualization platforms (Spotfire preferred)

* Design and analysis of experiments

* Ability to implement regression, multivariate, and time series models

* Familiarity with ML frameworks such as Tensorflow, Theano, MXNet, etc.

* Experience with big-data technologies such as Cloudera, Hadoop/Spark a plus.

* Experience in application of advanced and predictive analytics through machine learning (Bayes Classifier, K Means Clustering, k-Nearest Neighbors, Random Forest, TensorFlow, etc.)

* Hypothesis testing through regression, binary classification, or other methods

* Concho's annual review and application of the Fair Labor Standards Act has determined that this position is an exempt position

* Must be able to work in the United States indefinitely

COG Operating LLC ("Concho") uses e-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. Concho is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. Concho's policies are intended to ensure qualified applicants and employees are treated fairly and have equal opportunities in all aspects of employment, regardless of personal characteristics or status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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