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Senior Data Scientist - Forecasting

Company: AutoGrid Systems
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

About AutoGrid

The world's leading energy companies turn to AutoGrid to integrate all distributed energy resources, turn on new revenue streams and drive deeper engagement with their customers. Our suite of Energy Internet applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers and energy service providers to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy in a distributed energy world.

How do we do this? By pioneering the science of flexibility management. This innovative approach enables energy providers to mine the Energy Internet's rich data lode to extract flexible capacity from distributed energy resources. In turn, flexible capacity can be used to balance energy supply and demand in real time, increase the productivity and value of energy assets, and deliver new energy services to customers

Established at Stanford University in 2011, we have assembled a team of world-class software architects, electrical and computer engineers, data scientists and energy experts who apply cutting-edge analytics and in-depth energy data science to solve the world's most critical energy problems.

About the Role

As Senior Data Scientist - Forecasting, you will work with a team of other data scientists on the core forecasting capabilities of the company in an agile environment. Experience in energy / utility or related markets is desirable but not necessary. Experience in building mission critical, highly scalable machine learning algorithms is a must. Candidate should have a deep understanding of various time-series forecasting algorithms as well as practical experience of working with open-source and commercial data science libraries.


+ Develop and maintain the forecasting models and software implementation that drives AutoGrid's forecasting platform for managing distributed energy resources

+ Benchmark and debug critical issues with the algorithms and software as they arise

+ Contribute to improving scalability and reliability of the system

+ Work with product owners to develop new features and capabilities

About You

+ B.S., MS., or Ph.D. in computer science, data science, operations research, industrial engineering, or related field

+ 3+ years experience at any leading SaaS firm, startup firm, or energy/product software firm

+ Deep understanding of the complete life-cycle of machine learning algorithms development, including data exploration, feature engineering, implementation, and continuous accuracy evaluation.

+ Hands-on experience with time series forecasting

+ Experienced with algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, relational databases, and software development in a team environment

+ Experienced with parallelization approaches to solving large-scale forecasting problems

+ Excellent programming skills in Python

Nice to Have

+ Experience with optimization modeling languages (e.g. Pyomo, GAMS) and solvers (e.g. CBC, Cplex, Gurobi)

+ Experienced with solving large optimization problems using linear / non-linear / integer / dynamic / stochastic programming, as well as heuristic approaches

+ Understanding of energy and capacity markets

+ Experience with frameworks such as Redis, Kafka, Celery, Hadoop/Spark

+ Start-up experience, entrepreneurial spirit, energetic!

Benefits and Perks

+ Working with a smart, collaborative, and fun group of people solving big important problems

+ An exciting atmosphere, and an outstanding work/life balance

+ Beautiful, spacious, modern office in Redwood Shores

+ Flexible hours and choice of computer (Mac, Ubuntu, Windows)

+ Competitive salary and equity

+ Competitive health care, dental, and vision coverage

+ Excellent 401(k) and flexible spending plans

+ Three weeks of paid time off annually, in addition to 10 paid public holidays

+ Life, short term and long-term disability, supplemental, and AD&D insurance

+ Commuter transit, parking, biking, vanpool and park & ride benefits

Recent Press

See all recent press here ( on the AutoGrid website.

+ AutoGrid announces partnership with Amazon Web Services for Energy Industry Digitization (

+ Schneider AutoGrid Deal Signals Bigger Trends in Distributed Energy

+ AutoGrid Recognized as the Industry Leader by Navigant and Sweeps Flexibility Management Categories

+ AutoGrid announces major virtual power plant agreement with Japan's Eneres Co. Ltd.

+ National Grid Selects AutoGrid Flex to Unify Flexibility Management Programs Across New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

+ CPS Demand Response Program wins POWERGRID International Project of the Year Award

+ AutoGrid announces record year with 2 GW of distributed energy contracts (

+ AutoGrid is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

+ Demand Management, Distributed Power, And Virtual Power Plants (

+ AutoGrid Launches AutoGrid Flex 3.0, With Innovative Co-Optimization Capabilities that Increase Energy Storage Return on Investment

+ Navigant Research Names AutoGrid a Leader in Virtual Power Plant Software (

+ AutoGrid's $20M VC Round Brings New Strategic Partners On Board for Big Energy Data

+ AutoGrid Wins Greentech Media 2016 Grid Edge Award (

+ Analytics Challenges In A Renewable Energy Paradigm

+ AutoGrid achieves 350% growth in Energy Internet applications adoption (

+ Power to the People, Literally

+ AutoGrid Systems Wins Cleantech Group's Industrial Innovation Company of the Year Award (

+ AutoGrid Systems CEO Amit Narayan to Address Big Data as a Solution to Global Energy Challenges at the World Economic Forum

+ AutoGrid Systems Sets World Record for Big Data and the Grid: Over One Million Power Forecasts Every Ten Minutes (

A Few AutoGrid Videos

AutoGrid: Harnessing Flexibility to Deliver Cheap, Clean, Reliable Energy (

Winning in the Distributed Energy World: AutoGrid Customers and Partners Speak

New Champions panel at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China (

World Economic Forum: Data-Driven Smart Power Grids

AutoGrid Customer Testimonial: Marin Clean Energy (MCE) (

AutoGrid Customer Testimonial: E.ON

AutoGrid Customer Testimonial: Florida Power & Light (

AutoGrid at European Utility Week

Software Defined Power Plants (

Turning Big Data Into Power

Partner Testimonial: Schneider Electric (

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AutoGrid is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring, employment or promotion decisions based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

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