Senior Mining Applications Specialist At Newmont

Job Description

Position : Senior Mining Applications SpecialistAbout The Role:

  • The Senior Mining Applications Specialist provides dedicated support for applications and database systems used at operations and in regional operations support hub.
  • Provides technical insights to optimize systems and ensure superior availability for deployed technologies in the field.
  • The role will support mine site personnel with the functionality, capability and improvements of critical Operations Technology (OT) software applications related to mining and/or processing technology.

In This Role You Will:

Operations Application Support

  • Provide production applications support for a multitude of mining and processing technology and systems.
  • Plan and coordinate production support, maintenance, updates and patching of systems defined in the scope of this role.
  • Closely work with site technology team members collaborating and leading efforts to solve technical problems in the field.

Operation Applications Management and Planning

  • Provide a disciplined approach to change management ensuring testing procedures have been carried out prior to production rollout of change.
  • Review existing systems and identify areas for improvement in the areas of scalability, maintainability, and performance.
  • Establish and maintain technology vendor and partner relationships.
  • Investigate, review and recommend change to applications where appropriate and collaborate with stake holders to rollout approved enhancements.

Team Leadership, Vendor Relationship & Change Management

  • Collaborate with colleagues in Operations Technology to ensure changes and recommendations made are in alignment with solution road maps.
  • Collaborate and participate with industrial and academic leaders both inside and outside the mining industry to discover, implement and utilize value added, methods and/or technologies.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of system monitoring tools and responding to issues identified
  • Maintain the integrity of data interfaces (API’s) and logic to optimize dataflow.
  • Migrating applications or databases across different platform.
  • Works closely with the Data & Analytics team to provide reporting solutions for the site operations teams.
Required profile for job ad : Senior Mining Applications SpecialistYour Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Information Technology field , Computer Science, or other related field
  • Strong knowledge of contracting, negotiating, organization development, change management, technology trends, strategic planning, action planning and management required for successful performance.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of Mining Operations and Processing applications support.
  • Has an understanding of project management: budget reporting, control, and forecasting.
  • Has an overall understanding of the objectives and functions of the Company, business units and departments serviced by Information Technology.
  • Experience in writing code, development of interface logic (API’s) and advanced troubleshooting techniques.


  • Five to ten years progressively responsible experience in technology support.
  • Must have exposure to general business functions and business process redesign for operating efficiency gains and cost reduction.
  • Experience working with vendors, dealers, consultants and other contracted services.
  • Directs the resolution of business problems applying analytical thought and judgment.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, previous leadership, management and supervisory experience, and the ability to achieve results through others.
  • Self-driven individual focused on service with strong skills for issue resolution.
  • Adept at managing teams of employees and vendors in a matrix environment and from multiple cultures.
  • Ability to identify problems, make decisions, create solutions, and take action.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with an attention to detail and a strong customer service orientation.
  • Influences business through improved understanding of technology issues, balances competing priorities within business groups and across Information Technology (IT) functional groups.
Job criteria for job ad : Senior Mining Applications Specialist
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
Chemistry, petrochemistry, raw materials, mining
Employment type :
Permanent contract – Fixed-term contract
Region :
Ashanti – Brong Ahafo – Central – Eastern – Greater Accra – Northern – Upper East – Upper West – Volta – Western
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Key Skills :


February 2024