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Financial Data Scientist: AI (Saudi Arabia based)

Aramco London, United Kingdom
Posted 3 days ago Permanent £75k - £150k
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Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Overview

We are seeking a seasoned “Business System Analyst” to serve in the role of “Financial Data Scientist” to join the Digital Solutions & Data Management Division of the Digital Finance Department.

 

Digital Finance Department (DFD) is responsible for the coordination, development, and management of information systems used in financial accounting, treasury, financial planning & forecasting, performance management and the entire suite of digital solutions for the Finance Business line.  Digital Implementation Division is responsible for providing program management services for implementation, rollout and support of finance system solutions through digital technologies including advanced analytics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Advanced Analytics technologies including Artificial Intelligence solutions and SAP solutions using Business Warehouse (BW) and Analytics Cloud (SAC). The department personnel are multidisciplinary professionals with key focus on Financial Applications functional experience and IT technical background.

The Business System Analyst’s primary role is to champion the identification, evaluation, design, coordinate implementation and facilitate rollout of Artificial Intelligence centric solutions in the Finance organization. The analyst will also lead implementation initiatives where required in addition to managing post implementation support.

Responsibilities

Design, develop, and implement AI-powered solutions to automate manual tasks, optimize processes, and enhance data-driven decision-making in Financial Accounting, Treasury, Performance management and Investor Relations.
Work closely with business stakeholders to understand their needs, translate them into technical requirements, and deliver impactful solutions. Assess requirements related to Finance AI uses cases; Perform option evaluation; Provide support for implementation
Develop and maintain machine learning models for tasks such as financial forecasting, fraud detection, anomaly detection, risk assessment, and investor sentiment analysis.
Clean, transform, and analyze large datasets from various sources to ensure data quality and prepare it for modeling.
Stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in AI and machine learning, identify potential applications for the finance function, and propose relevant pilot projects.
Communicate technical concepts and findings effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Participate in cross-functional initiatives to integrate AI and data science into broader business transformation efforts.
Organize and facilitate workshops with different users and consultants to document processes and drive transformation
Lead the delivery and execution of key digital initiatives. Participate in solutions development through projects and programs, collaborating with business and technology groups. Maintain, support and optimize digital solutions

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or IT from a recognized and approved program. Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g. MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g. CMA, CFA, CPA) is preferred but not required.  

You will have six to eight years’ experience in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and other related advanced analytics implementation of financial systems. Expertise in Python programming languages and libraries such as NumPy, pandas, scikit-learn, TensorFlow, or PyTorch is required. UI programming, such as with React, is required. Skills to leverage Google Cloud or Azure Cloud for advanced analytics is desirable.

You will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the various aspects of implementing AI systems in Finance including articulation and measurement of benefits, evaluation of technical and execution options, critical success factors, and project risks.

You must have project experience implementing AI solutions and will be able to analyze the business requirements, evaluate and recommend technical options and support the execution process for implementing such solutions. Ability to get involved in hands on technical solution management is preferred. 

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

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