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Mining Application Specialist

Date:  Jan 4, 2022

Denver, CO, US (United States)


Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (www.newmont.com) is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

About this role


The Mining Applications Specialist provides dedicated support for applications and database systems used at operations and in regional operations support hubs. The role will support mine site personnel with the functionality and capability of OT software applications related to mining and/or processing technology.


In this role you will


  • The key purpose of this position is to provide production applications support for mining and processing technology and systems.
  • The individual will coordinate production support, maintenance, updates and patching of systems defined in the scope of this role.
  • You will work closely with site technology team members collaborating and leading efforts to solve technical problems in the field.
  • Provide a disciplined approach to ensure 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 partners to rollout approved enhancements.
  • 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 beneficial, 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.
  • Migrate applications or databases across different platform.
  • Work closely with the Data & Analytics team to provide reporting solutions for the site operations teams.


Your training, skills & experience


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in Information Technology field, Computer Science, or other related field
  • Strong knowledge of contracting, negotiating, organization development, managing change and technical trends, 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 IT.
  • Experience in writing code, development of interface logic (API’s) and advanced troubleshooting techniques.
  • Five+ years in the Information technology support field.
  • 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, previous leadership, management and supervisory experience, and the ability to achieve results through others.
  • 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 IT functional groups.


Working conditions and location


  • The position will sit in the Denver, CO Corporate Office.
  • Position requires on site travel based on business demands (25-30%).
  • Working in our inclusive environment, telephone calls or other meetings may take place before and/or after normal local business hours to accommodate other regions' work schedules and priorities.


To learn more about Newmont visit us at:

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.

Nearest Major Market: Denver