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Data Scientist

Date:  04-Jun-2021
Country:  India
Function:  Information Technology


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Olam Information Services (OISL) is a captive subsidiary of Olam International, Singapore offering IT Services & Global Business Services across its operations in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, EU & Americas. In Chennai, we currently have onboard more than 1000 highly motivated employees. Olam Digital has received International Innovation Award 2019 for Best Services and Solutions.

Olam Global Business Services (OGBS) is a captive unit that offers End to End business process and analytics solutions. OGBS currently offers its solutions in 6 Platforms: Finance, Supply Chain, People services, Risk & Market Compliance, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. At this moment, OGBS is located in City of Chennai, India and provides its services to over 20 countries. Olam GBS has received Best Shared Services in India Award – 2019, by Shared Services Forum and Asia’s No.1 Shared Services in Process Improvement and Value Creation, 2019 by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Forum.

Job Summary

The candidate should be good in Python having technical knowledge and rich experience of working with various python libraries for data handling such as Numpy, Pandas, Scikit Learn etc. The candidate should also be good in web development in open source stack. S/he would be part of the Advanced Analytics team in Chennai – assisting them with all kinds of data extraction from disparate systems, converting data and tables into useful formats for quick analysis and developing web based front ends for showcasing results. Experience of working as a front-end developer with using Java based technologies would be useful. Overall experience – around 6 to 9 years. Knowledge of Data analytics tools such as R/Tableau and a good understanding of Statistical and Machine Learning techniques etc would be an added advantage.

Job Description

  • Pre-process structured/unstructured data and provide cleansed data for building analytic models
  • Extract data from public websites, social media, etc. to gather into internal tables and file formats that can be analyzed
  • Work closely with a data scientist to normalize and standardize data and prepare automation scripts for different solutions
  • Automate work to build pipelines to harness data from their source to be used in advanced analytic techniques
  • Identify, design, develop and test database architectures and large-scale processing solutions.
  • Develop and design web-based front end portals for gathering input and hosting the results of analytics solution
  • Participate in solution configuration, customization, and user training.

Profile Description

  • Graduate or Post-graduate in Computer Science or relevant discipline with a minimum of Data Engineer with 6 to 9 years overall experience post-degree in computers or IT or Analytics
  • Strong programming experience in Python, Java/J2EE, JavaScript
  • 3+ years of good hands-on knowledge in Python language, SQL along with data pre-processing capabilities
  • Expert in Writing UNIX Shell Scripts
  • Good working knowledge with different database technologies like MySQL, MS-SQL, Hadoop, etc. is preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in web development in open source stack
  • Well versed in HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript frameworks (Angular / jQuery / jQueryUI)
  • Hands-on experience required in Bootstrap 3 or above
  • Experience with working on REST APIs mandatory
  • Experience in working with cloud environment (AWS / Azure) is desired.

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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