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Title:  Senior Data Science Analyst

Requisition ID:  57967

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Information Systems

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.

Please note:  This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time.  The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations.  This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, New Hampshire, Michigan, Illinois and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the position shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.


Provides analytical support and expertise for the Big Data program; this includes coordination with business subject matter experts. The role will provide analyses and statistical models as part of Big Data projects, and may be the project lead on analytics initiatives. The role will also provide visualizations and descriptive results of the analysis. This will be a global role that will coordinate with site and corporate stakeholders to ensure alignment on project delivery.


  • Use statistical and programming tools such as R and Hive to analyze data, and to develop machine-learning and statistical models
  • Develop, implement and maintain analytical solutions in the Big Data environment
  • Research and determine appropriate statistical methodology for solving business problems
  • Develop visualizations of results and prepare deliverable reports for business teams
  • Work with onshore/offshore resources to implement and maintain analytical solutions
  • Perform other duties as requested


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical engineering or analytical field (statistics, mathematics, etc.) and four (4) years of relevant work experience, OR
  • Master's degree in a technical engineering or analytical field (statistics mathematics, etc.) and two (2) years of relevant work experience 
  • Proficient in predictive modeling and/or machine-learning methods
  • Linear and logistic regression
  • Time-series analysis
  • Tree based techniques (CART, Random Forest, Gradient Boosting)
  • Clustering Methods
  • Skilled with R analysis environment (or similar analytical software)
  • Skilled with SQL/HIVE-based data environments
  • Experience with MS Office products




  • Programming in Python and/or Java
  • Familiarity with UNIX command line utilities (sed, awk, Makefile, etc.)




  • 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 safey-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 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.

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