Data Scientist (Machine Learning)

Mercator IT Solutions

Posted on Nov 24, 2021 by Mercator IT Solutions

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£600 - £600 Daily

Role Title:

Data Scientist.

A unique opportunity to be at the tip of the spear of a digital transformation in the energy markets.

The Role:

The successful candidate will have extensive experience applying a range of machine learning models to a diverse set of data. You should enjoy moving beyond the theoretic confines of academia to applying your tradecraft in the real world and producing data driven products that will be used by significant players in the energy markets. The ideal candidate is precise and detail oriented.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Building & training virtual trading agents for energy markets, possibly using reinforcement learning.

  • Modelling decentralized energy grid (microgrid) scenarios.

  • Stress testing machine learning models.

  • Integrating analyses, data, and business processes by incorporating data science solutions in our applications.

  • Clearly and objectively communicate results, as well as their associated uncertainties and limitations

The Impact:

Our business is working at the intersection of markets and innovative technologies to bring about critically needed efficiency, security, & reliability to energy markets.

You will be applying your data science skills to directly to shape the future of energy and drive the energy transition to renewables, from one of the most significant businesses in the sector.

The Career Opportunity:

The team is small and elite, so you will need to thrive on freedom, trust and responsibility while being highly accountable. If it is of interest you may have the opportunity to grow into a leading position within our innovation team where you be responsible for the development of projects across a variety of products and technologies and communication with stakeholders. You should also be motivated to be an exemplar for best in class delivery, showing how the latest innovative processes, technology and tools can bring value to an existing global enterprise structure.

You will be working within flat hierarchies in a young and dynamic team with flexible working practices. You will benefit from a breadth of career enhancing opportunities, from interacting directly with users and stakeholders from the world's leading energy companies and organisations, to picking up and running with new and disruptive technologies.

The Team/The Business:

Our business is full of natural innovators with big ideas. Every office in our global network contains game changing potential to improve how we bring value to our customers, through combining existing and new content with new functionality.

Now we have a dedicated delivery capability to prototype, test and iterate solutions and services for our customers. We turn our ideas into tangible proof of concepts and scalable blueprints for growth.

We practice hands on innovation. Apps not white papers.

We aim to deliver:

  • organisational intelligence & value

  • products & solutions to be scaled

  • measurable & meaningful impact for the global energy & commodities markets

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in data science/machine learning in a mix of academic research and practical application. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in multi agent systems.

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, or related quantitative field

  • Programming expertise in Python (iPython, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas), with experience in Tensorflow and Pytorch

  • Strong statistical knowledge and intuition, especially for applying analysis to real data

  • Interest in energy markets

  • Excellent personal organization and ability to prioritize and carry out multiple tasks

  • Comfortable to work independently

  • Must work effectively & collaboratively in a dynamic development environment

Technologies we like:

  • Advanced statistics & statistical programming language like Python.

  • Python and specifically Numpy, SciPy & Pandas, scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Theano

Good to have experience:

  • Research publication or working towards one.

  • Ability to help a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments

  • Ability to handle a high pressure environment

Reference: 1409229897

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