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NextEra Energy Data Scientist - Mobility in San Francisco, California

Data Scientist - Mobility

Date: Nov 1, 2022

Location(s): San Francisco, CA, US, 94108

Company: NextEra Energy

is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.

Position Specific Description

We are looking for a Data Scientist to support development of ZEVi, our energy-management system, which enables electric vehicle fleets to scale and optimize their charging operations with ease. The successful candidate will contribute to the design and implementation of key modeling techniques, software modules, data integrations, and visualizations for our fleet-centric smart-charging system, and occasionally support our two advisory software products (EValuate and rEVeal). In this role, your work will directly contribute to the electrification and decarbonization of some of the largest vehicle fleets in North America.

As a Data Scientist at NextEra Mobility, you will:

  • Design, build, and maintain distributed software and data systems

  • Generate data-driven insights and translate them into strategic product enhancements

  • Apply optimization, machine learning, and other modeling techniques to deliver new functionality

  • Write production-level code in Python

  • Review colleagues’ work before it goes into production, ensuring quality, maintainability, and conformance with best practices

  • Communicate model designs and analysis findings to multiple stakeholders

  • Develop and maintain technical documentation

  • Contribute to a positive team dynamic across human and technical domains

  • Use (and grow!) your knowledge of statistics, optimization, control systems, data analysis, machine learning, data engineering, software engineering, and software development

  • Enjoy working closely with a team of cheerful, hardworking, mission-driven colleagues that practice bi-directional teaching and learning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a highly quantitative field

  • 2+ years (4+ for Senior-level) experience working with large, complex datasets, and/orbuilding and deploying at least one of the following for real-time systems:

  • Machine learning algorithms, applied to time-series datasets

  • Convex and non-convex optimization techniques

  • Model predictive control systems

  • Strategic thinking and the ability to understand both the details of the problem, as well as the big picture business contribution & impact

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to occasionally work within tight timelines, balance multiple projects, and/or adapt to dynamic objectives

  • Position level will be based on experience and qualifications


  • Passion for tackling climate change

  • Experience solving complex problems such as transportation routing, HVAC control, or grid-integration challenges

  • Experience with any of the following:

  • Mobility space

  • Clean energy

  • Electric utility tariffs

  • Deregulated energy markets

  • Cloud platforms such as GCP or AWS

  • Developing microservices

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: NextEra Project Mgmt

Relocation Provided: No

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.

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