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Data Science Researcher at Shell (Bengaluru, India)

The Role
The position focuses on building capabilities and skills in Data Science R&D to solve targeted problems in Shell's businesses.
The successful candidate will be responsible for applying Data Science algorithms (existing in Linear Algebra, Statistics, Optimization, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, System Identification, etc.) and develop new algorithms while managing & delivering a portfolio of Data Science R&D projects. The candidate should have emonstrated similar skills in the previous role with tangible publications, reports, presentations or deployed tools.
The candidate is expected to seek out, evaluate, discover and invent new data science methods relevant to above mentioned areas. The responsibility is also to critically test ideas through the "fastest route to failure" and/or to champion & develop algorithms via proof on concept projects which can be executed in two or three months, need be with a synthetic data set.
Accountable for technical content and project management; responsible for stakeholder engagement, internal and external.
Research aptitude, including original thinking, capability of problem solving in applying specific tools for business problem solving, end-to-end delivery of technical services, flexibility and technical breadth in learning and applying appropriate tools (from Linear Algebra to Deep Learning, as required by the problem) and working collaboratively across various teams to identify opportunities, frame the right questions and timely delivery are key dimensions to this role.
Ensure Shells IP position is secured and extended.

Dimension; Digitalization CoE is a part of Technology organization within Shells Projects and Technology, and has about 250 members. Data Science R&D team in India is part of the global Data Science team, and counts ~ 30 members from diverse background (Computer Science, Applied Mathematics/Statistics and different fields of Engineering), equipped with right set of skills to tackle most challenging data related problems in RDS. Our team delivers substantial cash to the RDS bottom line by driving number of successful project that spans from Shells Upstream, Downstream, Chemicals, Integrated Gas business, as well as support to our Trading and Supply business.

This role requires developing new algorithms in Data Science, either combinations of existing ones or totally out-of-the-box ones.
Hence, the candidate is expected to be passionate about applied mathematics and have a good grasp / awareness of numerical methods / algorithms existing in the fields of Linear Algebra, Statistics, Optimization, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, System Identification, etc. Proven publication record would be pre-requisite.
The candidate should be able to mix-and-match algorithms to solve various business problems. Should have good programming skills (Python strongly preferred), enough to develop functions, modules and libraries, so that it is easy to maintain a repository of various methods.
Company Description
Shell began operations in India more than 80 years ago. At Shell India, we invest in our people through our industry-leading development programme, which sees our employees thrive and gain access to experts on a local and global level. To date, we have invested more than US$ 1 billion already in Indias energy sector alone in socially and environmentally responsible ways. It is the only global major to have a fuel retail license in India. The Shell Technology Centre Bangalore, STCB, is one of the three global hubs for technology in the Projects & Technology business of Royal Dutch Shell. In addition, we supply crude, chemicals and technology to public and private sector oil companies, and our Chennai Business Centre provides a wide range of finance, accounting and business services to Shell globally.
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