NextEra Energy Applied Mathematician in St. Paul, Minnesota
Date:Oct 13, 2018
Primary Location:St. Paul, MN, US, 55107
Company:NextEra Energy Requisition ID: 28177
is the optimization and analytics team for the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. As part of NextEra Energy, we thrive on creating innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that change the industry for the better.
Position Specific Description WindLogics is a renewable energy forecasting and optimization company that performs R&D and new product development for our parent company, NextEra Energy. We’re currently looking for Applied Mathematicians and Data Scientists to join our Applied Math Group in St. Paul, Minnesota. As an Applied Mathematician you will be asked: • To solve the problems by applying techniques from mathematics and statistics, with particular emphasis on optimization techniques such as linear programming, mixed integer programming, convex optimization and stochastic programming • To write and maintain production level code in R, Python, Scala or Julia • To develop new products and services in collaboration with WindLogics’ engineering, science and business teams • To apply mathematical formulations, scientific rigor and an independent viewpoint to business problems. We are looking for people who want to understand the mathematical properties of the algorithms they use; to write and share the best possible code; to keep learning new tools, algorithms and approaches; and to put their skills to work optimizing one of the largest renewable energy fleets in the world.
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
Experience: 3+ years Preferred Qualifications
- Doctoral Degree
Employee Group: Exempt Employee Type: Full Time Job Category: Science, Research, and Technology Organization: WindLogics Inc Location: St. Paul, Minnesota Other Work Locations: Minnesota Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable
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