Data Analyst


Incumbent will be responsible for driving data analytics, development of data models and algorithims in a scientific manner,


  • Work with stakeholder throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Mine and analyze data from company databases to drive optimization and improvement
  • Develop custom data models and algorithims to apply to data sets.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial, neural networks) and their real-world advantages / drawbacks.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage) and experience with applications.
  • Producing project feasibility and costings reports
  • Working closely with colleagues, developers, testers and a variety of end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction.
  • Keeping up to date with technical and industry developments
  • Any duties assigned to by the supervisor


  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Engineering / Mathematics or Equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s Licence


  • A minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role in a reputable organization
  • Knowledge in SQL, Oracle, Sequel, Visual Basic, C++ and Java, Unified Modelling Language (UML) and SAP business software applications.
  • Web-based technologies.
  • Broad knowledge of hardware, software and programming
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • The ability to contribute to a team effort
  • A logical approach to problem solving
  • Good interpersonal and client-handling skills, with the ability to manage expectations and explain technical detail
  • Business awareness
  • A methodical, investigative and inquisitive mind
  • Presentation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Planning and negotiating skills
  • Initiative and self-confidence
  • An interest in the way organizational processes work.
First Quantum is a global copper company. We produce copper in the form of concentrate, cathode and anode, and have inventories of nickel, gold and cobalt. We operate long life mines in several countries and employ approximately 20,000 people world-wide. We are well-known for our ‘can do’ attitude and specialist technical, engineering, construction and operational skills, which allow us to develop and successfully run complex mines and minerals processing plants. As a company and individuals, we strive to go beyond the goals set by other companies. After 25 years of operations we are now one of the world’s top 10 copper producers, exporting millions of tonnes of concentrate from multiple countries to customers worldwide. We are focused on providing a tangible benefit from everything we do for investors, employees and the many communities that host our operations.