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United States of America
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Full Time / Permanent
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Provide management and leadership to the Big Data project teams. Directs initiatives in the Freeport-McMoRan Big Data program. Provides analytical direction, expertise and support for the Big Data program; this includes project leadership for initiatives, coordination with business subject matter experts and travel to mine sites. This will be a global role that will coordinate with site and corporate stakeholders to ensure global alignment on service and project delivery. The role will also work with business operations management to ensure the program is focusing in areas most beneficial to the company.

  • Work closely with business, engineering and technology teams to develop solution to data-intensive business problems
  • Supervise internal and external science teams
  • Perform quality control of deliverables
  • Prepare reports and presentations, and communicate with Executives
  • Provide thought leadership in algorithmic and process innovations, and creativity in solving unconventional problems
  • Use statistical and programming tools such as R and Python to analyze data and develop machine-learning models
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field (statistics, mathematics, etc.) and eight (8) years of relevant work experience, OR
  • Master’s degree in an analytical field (statistics, mathematics, etc.) and six (6) years of relevant work experience, OR 
  • Proven track record of collaborating with business partners to translate business problems and needs into data-based analytical solutions
  • Proficient in predictive modeling:
  • Linear and logistic regression
  • Tree based techniques (CART, Random Forest, Gradient Boosting)
  • Time-Series Analysis
  • Anomaly detection
  • Survival Analysis
  • Strong Experience with SQL/Hive environments
  • Skilled with R and/or Python analysis environments
  • Experience with Big Data tools for machine learning, R, Hive, Python
  • Good communication skills



  • Doctorate degree in an analytical field
  • Willing and able to travel 20-30% or more


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator
  • Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable State laws 

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability


Data Scientist II - Phoenix, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaPhoenix Cotton Center

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