Senior Decision Scientist

Job title: Senior Decision Scientist

Company: BHP

Job description: 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

  • This role can be based in Brisbane or Perth
  • This vacancy will accept applications until 11:59pm AEST on 25 February 2024.

In this role, you will be responsible for the research and development of innovative decision science digital products. We are looking for a seasoned professional with extensive experience in dynamic simulation, optimisation, machine learning, data analysis and software development.

Reporting to the Decision Sciences manager, your key accountabilities will include:

  • Working on the development of a complex digital solutions for mine planning, supply chain and innovation technology-based initiatives.
  • Shaping and implementing technology / business solutions to contribute to the product development and solve asset opportunities
  • Full life cycle management of software from requirements, planning, design, implementation, delivery and maintenance
  • Design and implementation of a large-scale simulation-, optimisation- and/or machine learning – based algorithms.
  • Research and development of new technologies which will help to contribute to the next generation of advanced mathematical and computer science tools used within the group.
  • Leverage the power of visualisation to communicate business insights that in-turn enable better decisions within our users.

About You

You will be happy working in a fast paced start-up like culture but with the resources of multinational organization can provide.

  • Background in the applied mathematics, computer science or similar quantitative field and experience working on a large scale industrial applications;
  • Senior cross-disciplinary experience in research and development plus experience in managing external contractors;
  • Experience in the development and productionisation of software products and internal tools;
  • Experience in coding in C#, C++, Java, Python etc;
  • Working knowledge in cloud technologies, preferably AWS;
  • Agile experience, including test development;
  • Proven experience working with version control and peer review processes;
  • Experience with relational database systems such as SQLite, MySQL, Postgres, and query language and ORMS such as SQL, LINQ, Entity Framework, DevExpress XPO;
  • Experience developing with DevOps platforms and CI/CD pipelines

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

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Location: Australia

Job date: Sat, 10 Feb 2024 04:20:46 GMT

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