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NextEra Energy Data Scientist in Hialeah, Florida

Data Scientist

Date: Nov 4, 2022

Location(s): Hialeah, FL, US, 33014Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 67655

is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry? Join our world-class team today!

Position Specific Description

We are seeking very capable individuals wishing to marry their strong passion and aptitude for the leading edge of data science with a desire to expand the promise of innovation. The successful candidate will bring to bear considerable academic credentials and a deep portfolio of experiences. The Data Scientist is expected to serve as a thought leader and play a key role in envisioning, developing, and deploying the data science and AI solutions. A successful candidate will be comfortable in a fluid, entrepreneurial, and very high-paced environment, but one that is focused on developing reusable software applications, not bespoke analytical solutions. We look for problem solvers with a history of demonstrated excellence. Our team is focused on building successful careers. As such, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in a myriad of projects and career-shaping experiences working alongside some of the most innovative minds in Energy.


  1. Assemble and optimize large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.

  2. Hands on deep working knowledge Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using NoSQL and SQL AWS ‘big data’ technologies (Dynamo, Kinesis, S3, HIVE/Spark). Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures, and data sets. (HiveMQ, Kafka, Cassandra, S3, Redshift)

  3. Write’s software in Scala (Spark), R, Python or similar languages and contributes code to product development teams

  4. Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.

  5. Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.

  6. Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.

  7. Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency, and workload management. (Preferably in Python of Spark)

Job Overview

This position is responsible for developing 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 (e.g. “Big Data”).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops machine learning, optimization and other modeling solutions

  • Prepares comprehensive documented observations, analyses and interpretations of results including technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses

  • Works with a variety of datasets, including timeseries data and “big data” requiring analysis on distributed computing platforms

  • Writes software in R, Python or similar languages and contributes code to product development teams

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience: 2+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • Doctoral Degree

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Science, Research, and Technology

Organization: Florida Power & Light Company

Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

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.

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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