• Sr. Data Scientist

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/29/2018 5:11 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Company Overview

    Apache Corporation is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas producers.  The company has a six-decade record of profitable growth, and is differentiated by its strong core values, entrepreneurial spirit, and operational focus.

    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    • Work with engineers, geoscientists and management to frame open ended problems in terms of deliverables that can be generated using data science techniques.
    • Work with subject matter experts to evaluate multiple internal and external datasets for applicability and usefulness in achieving model objectives.
    • Work with management and user community to scope and prioritize project efforts using risk vs value criteria.
    • Explore and examine data from a variety of angles using appropriate profiling techniques to understand the data and determine hidden weaknesses, trends, and/or opportunities.
    • Employ appropriate visual, machine learning, and statistical methods to prepare data for use in predictive and prescriptive modeling.
    • Create data driven solutions that provide structure, assist in the decision making process, and facilitate automation.
    • Devise new algorithms to solve problems and tools to automate work efforts.
    • Appropriately evaluate and tune models to insure business objectives are achieved.
    • Effectively communicate recommendations to stakeholders and management.
    • Periodically evaluate existing models to insure continued effectiveness.
    • Help champion the appropriate use of machine learning and statistical methods as an effective means to decision making and automation.
    • Creates training materials, and delivers formal and informal training sessions to increase awareness and utilization of quantitative methods for evaluating data and decision making.
    • Provides mentoring for those seeking to machine learning and statistical methods.
    • Assist in the evaluation of tools for doing visual and quantitative analysis, as well as tools and techniques for deploying predictive and prescriptive solutions.
    • Assist in identifying opportunities to improved data collection techniques.

    Job Qualifications


    • Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing communication skills
    • Ability to interact with a wide range of people
    • Excellent analytical problem solving skills
    • Strong mentoring/training skills
    • Must be a self-starter with ability to follow through on projects assigned
    • Must be willing to travel within the US up to 15% of the time



    • 4-year degree or equivalent experience required, advanced degree beneficial
    • 5+ years’ experience developing models for decision support and process automation
    • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms such as Regression, Decision Trees, k-NN, Naïve Bayes, and Neural Networks.
    • Experience identifying patterns in high frequency time series data.
    • Working knowledge of common data science tools such as R, Weka, NumPy, SAS, and MatLab, with excellence in at least one.
    • Experience using visual analytics tools required with knowledge of Tibco Spotfire a plus.
    • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL and Hive.
    • Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, Cassandra, or HBase a plus.
    • Upstream oil & gas industry experience preferred, particularly in the areas of Drilling, Completion, and Production Operations


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