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Senior Data Scientist

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job Description

Senior Data Scientist Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop yourcareer to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positiveimpact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a stronghistory of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse,supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as youlearn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years ofexperience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrialproducts and services to the world. We have 155,000 employees in 68 countrieswho are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducingenvironmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.Learn more Job location(s): Schiphol, The Netherlands

As the Senior Data Scientist you will becomepart of the Global Data Science team that is building specific data science capabilitiesand deliver projects across all of Cargill’s enterprises and support functions.You work in multidisciplinary teams with other data scientists, data engineersand domain experts from the internal clients. In this position you will bemanaging projects that use advanced analytics techniques such as machinelearning, deep learning, optimisation and statistical modelling to developsolutions that help deliver significant value in areas such as health &safety management, sustainability, quality, trading, commercial excellence,supply chain optimization and finance. This role will primarily focus onCargill’s trading teams.

Major Tasks

+ You manage data science projects in an international and multidisciplinary context from start to end.

+ You conduct explorative data analysis and develop predictive models using machine learning/AI.

+ You develop visualization products to share analysis across a variety of internal stakeholders such as leadership teams, key users and other data experts.

+ You continuously seek out industry best practices and develop skills to enhance Cargill’s’ data science capabilities.

+ You network with business stakeholders to develop a pipeline of data science projects aligned with business strategies.

+ You translate complex and ambiguous business problems into clear project charters outlining approach, risks, scope and deliverables.

+ You lead a cross-disciplinary project team of database specialists, data scientists, and business subject-matter experts to complete project deliverables on-time and within budget.

+ You educate and inspire colleagues about the possibilities and limitations of data science.



+ Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Physics, Operations Research or related fields.

+ Minimum 6 years relevant work experience (if Bachelor’s degree) or minimum 3 years relevant work experience (if Master’s degree) with a proven track record in driving value in a commercial setting using data science skills.

+ In-depth knowledge of various modelling algorithms e.g. Linear, GLMs, trees based models, neural networks, clustering, PCA, and time series models.

+ Proficiency in Python (numpy, pandas, scikit-learn, bokeh, nltk, deep-learning frameworks)

+ Experience working in a trading environment (commodities markets preferred but any futures trading experience is relevant)

+ In-depth knowledge of databases, data modelling, Hadoop, and distributed computing frameworks.

+ Experience working with cloud computing services (e.g. AWS, Azure)

+ Experience with Agile software development and code management/versioning (e.g. git).

+ Strong SQL skills and experience/knowledge.

+ Ability to understand complex and ambiguous business needs and applying the right tools and approaches.

+ Must be curious, self-motivating, driven and have a passion for problem solving.

+ Collaborative team player.

+ Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

+ Ability to present complex concepts to lay persons in an easy to understand way.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fastpaced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilitiesand channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefitscombined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of thelargest and most solid private companies in the world. Interested? Then make sure to send us your CVand cover letter in English today. Follow us on LinkedIn:
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