Data Science Team Lead

  • NextEra Energy
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Jul 28, 2023
Full-time Analytics Big Data Computer Science Data Analysis Data Modeling Data Reporting Data Science Machine Learning Software Engineering Statistics

Job Description

NextEra Analytics provides renewable energy consulting services using industry-leading scientific analysis. As a NextEra Energy Resources company, the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, we thrive on solving the toughest problems facing the energy industry, and creating innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that lead the way into the next era of energy. Do you want to help accelerate the transition to low-cost sustainable energy? Join our world-class team today!  Innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that lead the way into the next era of energy.

NextEra Analytics is currently seeking a well-qualified candidate to join our growing Applied Math Group (AMG) as an Applied Math Team Lead in St. Paul, Minnesota. The AMG is a team of Data Scientists and Mathematicians who work on a variety of products and R&D projects for NextEra Analytics, our customers, and our parent company NextEra Energy.  The new Team Lead will report to the Director of Applied Math, and will divide their time between technical work and supervisory duties.

The Team Lead’s supervisory duties will include:

  • Direct supervision of a subset of the AMG including performance planning and review
  • Maintaining awareness of NextEra Analytics program of work, helping plan and execute quarterly goals, and prioritizing requests for AMG resources
  • Organizing, promoting and supporting professional development for the AMG team
  • Contributing to AMG resource planning and recruitment
  • Mentoring and coaching to more junior team members.

The Team Lead’s technical duties will include:

  • Solving difficult problems by applying techniques from mathematics, statistics, computer science, and related disciplines
  • Developing software products and services in collaboration with our engineering, science and business vertical teams
  • Applying mathematical formulations, scientific rigor and an independent viewpoint to business analyses
  • Responding quickly and effectively to new (and recycled) business problems as they arise.

The successful candidate will have established Applied Math expertise, excellent people skills, and the desire to bring fresh enthusiasm to the development of Data Science and Applied Math as a discipline in NEA. Prior management experience is desirable but not required.

Job Overview

This position is responsible for leading the development of algorithms, modeling techniques, and optimization methods that support many aspects of NextEra and FPL business. Employees in this role use knowledge of machine learning, optimization, statistics, and applied mathematics along with abilities in software engineering with a focus on distributed computing and data storage infrastructure (i.e., “Big Data”).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide thought leadership, set technical strategy, and identify possible uses of data science methods
  • Explain methods and results to upper-level executives
  • Develop machine learning, optimizations or other modeling solutions
  • Oversee related employee work, learn new techniques being developed
  • Prepares comprehensive documented observations, analyses and interpretations of results including technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses
  • Works with big data and distributed computing platforms
  • Develops software and contributes to product development
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 6+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
    Doctoral Degree

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Science, Research, and Technology
Organization:  NextEra Analytics Inc 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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