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Data Scientist


Koch Minerals & Trading is looking for a Data Scientist to join our Data Science Team in Houston, TX. The Data Science Team at KM&T partners with trading groups to find practical applications for machine learning and other specialized technologies that contribute to our profitability. The Data Scientist will be responsible for leveraging large, complex datasets to gain an objective view of commodities markets. They will evaluate and develop trading strategies based on their insights and inform the development of analytical systems that streamline the process of generating ideas. Further, they will experiment with new techniques and datasets to expand the capabilities of the Data Science team.

 Working on the Data Science Team at KM&T provides individuals many opportunities to own multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic and fast-paced global trading environment.

 The successful candidate must have the following attributes:

  • Expert on working with time series data within the commodities trading space
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • High sense of urgency
  • Interpersonal skills to work directly with traders and analysts
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Great team player
  • Ability to work independently and remain highly motivated and self-directed

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Work closely with analysts, traders, developers, and other data scientists to develop powerful analysis, models, and analytical solutions
  • Identify and collect relevant datasets along with Analysts and Developers
  • Design and upkeep explanatory data models
  • Design and evaluate trading strategies
  • Produce predictive models and maintain forecast datasets
  • Promote a culture of experimentation that challenges conventional financial modelling 

The Experience You Will Bring


  • 2+ years’ experience working with financial time series and advanced statistics
  • Master’s degree in Data Science, Business Analytics, Statistics, Financial Engineering, or related field
  • Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau, Plotly, Power BI, etc.
  • Experience with programming Python and libraries such as numpy, scipy, pandaas, matplotlib, seaborn, scikit-learn, keras/TensorFlow, statsmodel
  • Experience in designing experiments and conducting independent research 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • 2+ years’ experience in a commodities trading environment
  • Experience developing machine learning pipelines in cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Experience with distributed computing, system design, and web development
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile/Kanban
  • Experience with source control
  • Experience with NoSQL technologies 

Want to learn more about Koch Minerals & Trading?

Koch Minerals & Trading, with offices in Houston, Geneva, London, Singapore, etc. is a global commodity trading company participating in nearly all commodity markets but focusing in petroleum and energy.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com

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