Lead Data Scientist - U.K. - United Kingdom

Ref: 81 Date Posted: Thursday 28 Mar 2019
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About the Job - Data Scientist

        Responsibilities include:

  • Design, test and improve optimization algorithms and/or forecasting algorithms for company software platform and analytics needs
  • Contribute to the next generation of products, in close collaboration with product management, engineering and QA teams to including requirements, architecture, algorithmics and QA
  • Design and apply new data analytics methods on EV and electricity market datasets to support and anticipate business development needs
  • Solve problems using algorithms and data with an emphasis on product development.
  • Function as a hands-on, autonomous self-starter: capable of framing a problem, proposing an approach to designing a solution, designing and developing those algorithms, analyzing the data, explaining results in writing or verbally to specialists and non-specialists, iterating.


Background & Requirements for Lead Data Scientist:
Expert-level track-record in the field of optimization algorithms applied to smart charging, storage or smart grids, as evidenced by a track record of scientific publications, software and/or patents.

Basic training and experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a Data Scientist or in algorithms development
  • Master’s degree in computer science, operations research, statistics or a similar field

Minimum Programming / Software skills:

  • At least 5+ years of experience with Python and SQL,
  • Working knowledge of C and C
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, etc.) and associated libraries to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.

Solid mathematics and statistics background:

  • Math: strong undergraduate level foundations in linear algebra, calculus, and probability
  • Statistics: good understanding of basic statistics and knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.

Knowledge and Experience with data science tools and techniques:

  • Statistical and data mining techniques: GLM/Regression, Random Forest, Boosting, Trees, text mining, social network analysis, etc.
  • Machine learning techniques: clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc. and their real-world advantages/drawbacks
  • Querying, cleaning, merging, preparing dataset
  • Distributed data/computing tools (e.g. Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, MySQL...)
  • Visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders using presentation/ visualization tools (Jupyter, Mathematica, Periscope, Business Objects, D3, ggplot...)

General knowledge and familiarity with the vehicle-grid integration domain, including:

  • the electricity industry value chain and business model
  • EV charging infrastructure from the technology and business standpoint
  • Energy markets
  • Telemetry and control of distributed energy resources (PV, batteries, thermostats...)
  • "Smart grids" software

Strong technical and business communication skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with business and technical competencies without supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to translate very technical knowledge into business terms
  • Demonstrated ability to design and build communication tools that can “tell the story” in a manner that relates to business value and practical consequences

Desired Qualifications for Lead Data Scientist:

  • Working experience in the utility/energy industry
  • Active GitHub repository and StackOverflow account
  • Data science competition entries (kaggle, kdnuggets, etc.)
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.
  • Experience with big data frameworks, e.g. Hadoop, Map/Reduce, Spark...
  •  Strong Business Analytics background:
  • NPV, DCF
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • PhD degree in a quantitative discipline


Our Client

Our client is one of the major global innovators in Renewable Energy, Cleantech, Smart Energy, IoT and eMobility Solutions. This position is being offered by their eMobility business unit which offers a line of SmartGrid-ready EV charging stations with world-class grid management and user-facing control features, managed through their cloud-based platform.



Get in touch with 
Simon Evans-Jones
Tel: +44 (0)1908 920 439