eMotorWerks is an innovative Silicon Valley provider of IoT electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions built upon a disruptive business model: by selling our market-leading JuiceBox smart grid EV charging stations into a rapidly-expanding electric vehicle market, we provide immediate benefit to EV owners and charging station operators while simultaneously delivering valuable, cloud-based load management services to utilities and grid operators. As a result, drivers receive fast, network enabled charging and eMotorWerks receives multi-year “grid services” revenues.

Our mission is to dramatically accelerate EV adoption through advanced technologies and innovative solutions. The company's flagship residential product, a connected level 2 EV charging station and mobile app, has already helped nearly 30,000 drivers go electric. Find more information at www.eMotorWerks.com

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Responsibilities

  • Design, test and improve optimization algorithms and/or forecasting algorithms for eMotorWerks's software platform and analytics needs
  • Contribute to the next generation of products, in close collaboration with product management, engineering and QA teams to including requirements, architecture, algorithmics and QA
  • Design and apply new data analytics methods on EV and electricity market datasets to support and anticipate business development needs
  • Generally speaking, solve problems using algorithms and data with an emphasis on product development.
  • Function as a hands-on, autonomous self starter: capable of framing a problem, proposing an approach to designing a solution, designing and developing that algorithms, analyzing the data, explaining results in writing or verbally to specialists and non-specialists, iterating.

Qualifications

Expert-level track-record in the field of optimization algorithms applied to smart charging, storage or smart grids, as evidenced by a track-record of scientific publications, software and/or patents

Programming / Software skills:

  • At least 5+ years of experience with Python and SQL,
  • Working knowledge of C and C#
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) and associated libraries to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.

Solid mathematics and statistics background:

  • Math: strong undergraduate level foundations in linear algebra, calculus, and probability
  • Statistics: good understanding of basic statistics and knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.

Knowledge and Experience with data science tools and techniques:

  • Statistical and data mining techniques: GLM/Regression, Random Forest, Boosting, Trees, text mining, social network analysis, etc.
  • Machine learning techniques: clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc. and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Querying, cleaning, merging, preparing datasets
  • Distributed data/computing tools (e.g. Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, MySQL...)
  • Visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders using presentation/ visualization tools (Jupyter, Mathematica, Periscope, Business Objects, D3, ggplot...)

General knowledge and familiarity with the vehicle-grid integration domain, including:

  • the electricity industry value chain and business models
  • EV charging infrastructure from the technology and business standpoint
  • Energy markets
  • Telemetry and control of distributed energy resources (PV, batteries, thermostats...)
  • "Smart grids" software

Strong technical and business communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with business and technical competencies without supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to translate very technical knowledge into business terms
  • Demonstrated ability to design and build communication tools that can “tell the story” in a manner that relates to business value and practical consequences

Basic training and experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a Data Scientist or in algorithms development
  • Master’s degree in computer science, operations research, statistics or a similar field

Desired Qualifications

  • Working experience in the utility/energy industry
  • Active github repository and stackoverflow account
  • Data science competition entries (kaggle, kdnuggets, etc.)
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.
  • Experience with big data frameworks, e.g. Hadoop, Map/Reduce, Spark...
  • Strong Business Analytics background:

-NPV, DCF

-Cost Benefit Analysis

  • PhD degree in a quantitative discipline