- This position can be located anywhere in the United States. However, we prefer to hire someone in or near Raleigh, NC, Oakland, CA, Atlanta, GA, Portland, OR or Liberty Lake, WA.*
Itron, the leader in the Utilities, Smart
Gird and Energy Efficiency space. is seeking a Data Scientist/Engineer to join
the fun and innovative
Itron Idea Labs
WHO WE ARE:
Itron Idea Labs
. A small team of innovators, entrepreneurs, and thinkers.
We’re a startup business and idea incubator within Itron.
strive to embody these core values:
positive, self-starting, supportive,
risk taking, and unafraid to fail
- in everything we do. We develop
transformational businesses and solutions to
help cities, utilities, and any
entity to bring disruptive and positive change in becoming resourceful.
THIS IS WHAT FORBES SAYS ABOUT US:
You are smart and savvy, but you're also
curious and a tinkerer. You enjoy looking at data, discovering insights and
using them to solve hard problems.We are looking for individuals who exemplify
our cultural core values:
positive, self-starting, supportive, risk taking,
and unafraid to fail.
We all love getting up in the morning and coming to
work. As a matter of fact we even miss it, sometimes. We want you to as well.
You have experience and
success as a general data scientist and machine-learning practitioner. This
means that you must have knowledge not only of machine learning for clustering
and classification but must also demonstrate requisite programming skills and
aptitude for creative feature engineering, complex data management, the logic
of data structures, and the “art” behind applied statistics.
THINGS YOU WILL BE DOING:
You will lead, develop and implement the
data engineering pipeline and infrastructure for the automation of the
electrical phase identification, a patent pending solution developed at
. Following are a few tasks (but not all) that you'll be engaged in:
Working with business leads to transform a data science service
to an automated product.
Experimenting, improving &
perfecting current algorithms for Phase ID and Transformer Connectivity
(read up on some of these terms).
Employ sophisticated data science, machine learning, and
statistical methods to prepare data for use in predictive and prescriptive
Designing and Implementing an automated
data engineering pipeline
Automating and implementing all
existing stages of the product including Ingesting, reformatting,
computing and outputting data
Identifying and developing the infrastructure to scale the
product to handle millions of data inputs.
R or Python, and a database querying
language like SQL.
Mathematics & Statistics:
You should be familiar
with statistical tests
(e.g. hypothesis testing and summary
maximum likelihood estimators,
Math (e.g. linear algebra, calculus and
Familiar with machine learning
methods. This can mean things like k-nearest neighbors, random forests,
ensemble methods. More important is to understand the broad strokes and really
understand when it is appropriate to use different techniques.
Know how to deal with imperfections
in data. Some examples of data imperfections include missing values,
inconsistent string formatting (e.g., ‘New York’ versus ‘new york’ versus
‘ny’), and date formatting (‘2014-01-01’ vs. ‘01/01/2014’, unix time vs.
Helpful to be familiar with data
visualization tools like ggplot and d3.js.
Must think like A Data Scientist:
Data-driven problem solver.
3-5 years of experience in data determining mathematical
approaches to solve problems, sampling plan and
At least 3 years of experience designing/building/managing solutions
utilizing , for example, ILOG
CPlex, Python, SQL, Arena, SAS, SPSS, R or other related vendors
At least 3 years of experience of statistical analysis and
deploying the results of the analysis
Programming experience in Matlab,
Python, R, SQL.
Willingness to be coached and mentored.
4+ years of industry experience implementing and architecting data and cloud infrastructure
Experience with best practices programming modular and scalable code using modern development tools and agile development
The ability to communicate technical concepts effectively
in Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics or related technical discipline
25% domestic travel is expected
HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD COME WORK FOR US:
You get to work with a small group of
entrepreneurs who are change drivers.
You will become part of an amazing culture
with compassionate leadership and positive, compassionate and
You will work in an inclusive work
environment of leaders to individual contributors.
You'll advance in a high-growth organization
building a bleeding edge and high-traction product.
You will get to work on challenging projects
using bleeding edge technology.
You will unlock more of your potential here
than you will anywhere else.
This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.
Itron is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or other characteristics protected by law. If you require an accommodation in order to apply to this position, please contact your local recruiting representative at 1-800-635-5461 or email
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