Remote Commercial Analytics Lead

June 26, 2024

Job Description

KoBold Metals is a mineral exploration company leveraging AI to locate metals essential for transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Their mission is to revolutionize exploration by finding more tier 1 resources faster and with fewer failures. KoBold holds a global portfolio of over 50 properties targeting nickel, copper, cobalt, and lithium, with ownership structures ranging from fully-owned to partnerships with major and junior explorers.

The team comprises top professionals in exploration geoscience, data science, software engineering, operations, and business. Many team members have been part of nearly 20 previous discoveries. KoBold’s exploration approach combines geoscientists and data scientists who create exploration hypotheses, quantify subsurface uncertainties, and design effective data collection programs using proprietary technology. Field programs validate and enhance their systems, demonstrating significant improvements over traditional methods.

KoBold is privately owned, with investors including T. Rowe Price, Canada Pension Plan Investments, Andreessen Horowitz, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, BOND Capital, Standard Investments, Apollo Projects, Equinor, Mitsubishi, and BHP.

The company is hiring a Commercial Analytics Lead (CAL) to support the CEO and CFO with crucial analytic work influencing corporate strategy. This role involves economic assessments of the battery metal market, investment opportunity analysis, financial modeling, technology evaluation, and collaboration with scientists and partners to optimize technology and commercial strategies. Key responsibilities include market analysis, economic assessments, financial modeling, board material preparation, project expenditure prioritization, and producing high-quality analytic reports.

Qualifications for the CAL role include:

  • PhD in physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or economics
  • MS in physical sciences with 2+ years experience in a startup, investment firm, or top professional services firm
  • Proficiency in Python, Matlab, NumPy, SiPy, or other scientific computing languages
  • Experience in data science and financial modeling
  • Understanding of global market dynamics
  • Strong first-principles thinking in science, technology, economics, and business

KoBold Metals® is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to inclusivity across various demographics and identities. The US base salary for this full-time position ranges from $100,000 to $150,000. The company is remote-first, accepting candidates residing in the United States or Canada with legal work authorization.

Benefits include:

  • 401(k) and 401k matching
  • Distributed team and async work environment
  • Vision, dental, and medical insurance
  • Unlimited vacation, paid time off, and a four-day workweek
  • Company retreats, coworking budget, learning budget, free gym membership, mental wellness budget, home office budget, and more
  • Equity compensation, profit sharing, and the option to receive pay in cryptocurrency
  • No whiteboard interviews, monitoring systems, or workplace politics
  • Inclusivity for all ages