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Senior Research Engineer

Posted on May 21, 2021 by Aurora Energy Research

Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Aurora is looking for a

Senior Research Engineer - Mathematical Optimization in Python

(Internal title - Senior Energy Modeller)

to join our Oxford office

About the position

Aurora's modelling team create and maintain the energy models that underpin our subscription analytics, advisory, and software offerings. Our services are widely used by leading energy companies and investors.

Based in Oxford, you will be a senior member of Aurora's modelling team. You will deploy state-of-the-art optimization techniques and best practice in software development to boost our existing modelling capabilities. You will manage junior colleagues in model development and play a strategic role in the enhancement of our power market models.

The successful candidate will combine excellent knowledge of programming and software development techniques, a track record of deploying optimization models, and a passion for the global energy transformation. They will work in a creative, intellectually stimulating, and supportive environment. They will gain cutting edge knowledge of the energy sector and modelling techniques.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of optimization techniques to capture complex real-world issues within our models.
  • Drive forward best software development practices within the modelling team.
  • Work closely with our research, consulting, and SaaS teams to develop our models to best meet client requirements.
  • Mentor junior colleagues via code review, feedback session, and topical training.

What we are looking for

Required attributes:

  • Min 3 years relevant experience in field of optimization, ideally in commercial environment.
  • Familiarity in software engineering best practice (version control, automatic testing, writing modular code).
  • Strong knowledge of mathematical optimization (Linear Programming, Dynamic Programming, MIP, etc..)
  • Excellent Python programming skills
  • Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills and analytical ability
  • Deep interest in energy and/or decarbonization
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a great team player

Desirable attributes:

  • Relevant PhD
  • Experience of leading teams in software/model development
  • Knowledge of statistical and/or machine learning techniques.
  • Previous experience of implementing optimization models within an algebraic modelling language, such as GAMS or AMPL.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to apply optimization skills to novel and challenging problems at the forefront of the energy transition.
  • A dynamic, intellectually stimulating, and supportive environment
  • The opportunity to substantially influence major decisions in the energy sector
  • A fun, informal and international work culture
  • An office in the center of Oxford with coffee, fruit and snacks available in the office
  • A competitive salary package

The successful candidate would start as soon as possible. We will review applications as they are received. Salary will be competitive with experience.

To apply, please submit your CV, a brief cover letter, your salary expectations and state your earliest possible start date to the following link .

Reference: 1202929294

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