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Energy Data Scientist

Rhythmos

Rhythmos

Data Science
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024
Role: Energy Data Scientist

About Rhythmos

Rhythmos develops advanced technology that optimizes the electric mobility ecosystem, enabling the transition to a decarbonized power grid based on distributed energy resources as primary service providers. The Rhythmos Cadency Edge AI platform uses advanced machine learning and data analytics to optimize grid performance, considering EV fleet owner operational requirements, existing utility tariffs and rates, electric utility infrastructure capacity and grid constraints, wholesale energy market pricing, and more. By approaching optimization from this end-to-end ecosystem perspective, the Rhythmos platform extracts the dormant value for all participants in the energy ecosystem, something traditional point solutions cannot identify and capture. Based in Boulder, CO, Rhythmos is at the forefront of solving a $2.1 trillion problem and facilitating a rapid and cost-efficient transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy and decarbonized transportation.

Job Summary

The Energy Data Scientist is responsible for the development, maintenance, and advancement of analytics algorithms that form the core of Rhythmos’ Cadency Edge AI platform. This platform fuses modern AI/ML, optimization, and other analytics with a deep understanding of power systems focused on the challenges of optimally managing electric vehicles and other behind-the-meter distributed energy resources.

As an Energy Data Scientist, you will work closely with product, software development, and other data scientists to develop and deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to address electric vehicle adoption. As a contributor in a startup environment, you bring both deep expertise in energy and data science as well as a pragmatic ‘toolbox’ mentality to solve the problem at hand and move the business forward in incremental and systematic steps. Examples include algorithms that can help detect EV’s using smart meter data, forecast customer load, and create optimized EV schedules.

At Rhythmos, we understand that solving multi-disciplinary problems requires building multi-disciplinary teams. This role sits in between the domains of software, AI/ML, “classical optimization”, advanced analytics, and energy and power systems. Successful candidates may come from either an energy or a data science background. We look forward to hearing how you can help us bridge these worlds.

Key Responsibilities

The Energy Data Scientist works closely with the product and software teams to develop, mature, and productize analytics. This requires working with large amounts of energy data that can be used to support both research and production. This includes both AI/ML as well as “classical optimization” (as in control variables, constraints, and objectives). As you develop data-driven techniques that help detect, forecast, optimize, and manage electric vehicles, you will work closely with the team to move these through to production. You will own the maintenance, upgrade and observation of both AI/ML and optimization models from an end-to-end perspective.

In addition to having a deep understanding of how to develop these kinds of algorithms from the ground up, you possess a holistic understanding of what it takes to operationalize advanced algorithms for both near-real time and real-time use cases. You will work closely with industry thought leaders with decades of experience in this space who can help ensure that you are solving the right problems, in the right way, at the right time.

You will:

  • Develop, maintain, test, and evolve analytical models and algorithms by fusing the worlds of data science and energy (includes AI/ML, optimization, and other analytics)
  • Work closely with product management to ensure development aligns with broader product strategy as well as provide key input into the analytics roadmap
  • Work in conjunction with data engineering and software development teams to maintain and extend the data warehouse that can support the development of both prototypical and production-grade analytics and algorithms
  • Provide both internal and external analysis to aid in both commercial project delivery and internal product development
  • Embrace principles of both modern software development and modern data science
  • Write, contribute, and document, embracing a spirit of continuous improvement
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

  • MSc in energy/power systems or an MSc in data science/statistics or similar
  • Three years of experience applying analytics and data science principles in energy
  • Knowledge of two of the following three categories:
    • Energy and power systems analytics
    • Advanced AI/ML techniques
    • DER Optimization technologies (e.g. GAMS, AMPL, Pyomo)
  • Solid skills in programming with big data
  • 3+ years of Python experience and the scientific stack (pandas, numpy, scipy)
  • Experience in the utility or electric vehicle space is a plus

Who Everyone Here Is

  • Problem solvers - we are a solutions-oriented company who are eager to learn and face new challenges
  • Mission-driven – we are laser-focused on developing technology that matters.
  • Agile - needs change, and we need to change with them. All team members are self-motivated and proactive with a strong work ethic and the ability to operate with minimal supervision.
  • Effective communicators - exceptional interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills in-person, on the phone and written
  • Inspired - highly motivated team players who are passionate about creating positive change
  • Collaborative - we work together as a team with a focus on strong planning and organization
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion - demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Continuous learners - eager and willing to learn, improve and ask questions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States or Canada without company sponsorship. No C2C applicants
  • Must be able to travel domestically up to 20% of the time
  • Note: please limit your CV to a maximum of 4 pages

Compensation

Compensation & Benefits

Rhythmos is committed to salaries which are fair and equitable, which means comparable pay for comparable roles and responsibilities.

The below annual base salary range reflects the expected hiring range (s) for this position. The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. We take a geo-neutral approach to compensation within the U.S., meaning that we pay based on job function and level, not location.

Individual compensation decisions are based on a number of factors, including experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company. We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at our company to fall healthily throughout the range based on these factors. We recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted. If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with candidates during the process.

We anticipate the base pay for this position to be between $120,000 to $170,000, which varies based on the ranges as noted below. If your desired salary falls outside of these rates, we hope you’ll still apply as there may be other positions that better align.

  • Entry Level: N/A for this role
  • Mid-Range: $120,000 - $140,000
  • Senior Level: $140,000 - $170,000

Equity

Rhythmos is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Rhythmos believes that our employees are essential to the success of the company. All full-time positions include a competitive equity package option.

Benefits

Here at Rhythmos, we strive to provide everything our teammates need to be happy, healthy and motivated. Our package includes:

  • Health, dental and vision - Comprehensive coverage is available for you, your spouse/domestic partner and dependents through multiple medical plan options, including 100% medical coverage for employees and 40% for dependents
  • Basic Life Insurance - $50,000 of Basic Life Insurance at no cost to you
  • 401(k) Savings plan
  • Paid time off - Flexible PTO policy, with an additional 16 company holidays
  • Learning and Development - Continuing education and professional development
  • Remote workforce - you have the flexibility to work from around the world and the hours that make sense for you, so that you can do your best work. Our core working hours range from 9AM - 3PM Mountain time

Commitment to Diversity

Rhythmos is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech and leadership roles. Rhythmos believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities and cultures enriches the workplace. Together, our team strives to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment across the company. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Rhythmos provides equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Reasonable Accommodations

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce. This commitment governs all decisions related to employment, including selection, development and compensation. It also includes an employee’s request for reasonable accommodation. All employees will be treated in a manner free from discrimination or harassment. Rhythmos is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please contact us by calling 844.297.4743 or by emailing Rhythmos’ Talent Acquisition team at . Please be sure to include your full name, best way to reach you and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.

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