Company: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
Skills: IT - Analysis & Management, IT - Programming & Database, IT - Software Development
Other Skills: Mathematics & Statistics, Machine learning tools and techniques, Software engineering skills
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Location: Selangor, Malaysia
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Key Accountabilities

1 - Lead team of data engineers to frame business requirements. Work as part of Research and Development (R&D) team to develop and deploy data science solutions for oil and gas operations

2 - Model assets/equipment problems, discover opportunities or insights through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques. Recommend cost-effective changes to existing procedures and strategies

3 - Continuously developing advancement in analytics tools or techniques

4 - Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (data owners, equipment experts, project managers, and IT specialists) to turn data into critical insights that can be used to make sound organizational decisions



  • PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related discipline
  • Minimum 15 years of experience (inclusive post-graduate study) in data science position
  • Background in industrial equipment, oil and gas business activities from upstream, midstream to downstream is preferred, although not mandatory



Proficiency and proven experience in the following areas :

  • Mathematics & statistics (such as calculus, probability, hypothesis testing and summary statistics)
  • Machine learning tools and techniques (such as k-nearest neighbors, random forests, ensemble methods)
  • Software engineering skills (such as distributed computing, algorithms and data structures)
  • Data mining - integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments
  • Data visualization techniques and software
  • Unstructured data techniques
  • Programming language: R and/or SAS languages, Python, C/C++, Java, SQL databases
  • Big data platforms (such as Hadoop)
  • Project experience in failures prediction and auto-correction based on multiple data sources





Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational ranked among the largest corporations on FORTUNE Global 500.


Operating our core business in the Upstream and Downstream sectors, we are present in more than 65 countries since first incorporated in 1974. We are among the top five oil and gas companies (in terms of production) and the most profitable company in Asia.


We steadily drive for new solutions and continue pushing boundaries to manage new realities and add value to oil and gas resources in a manner that carefully balances commercial, environmental and social considerations.