Data Science Solutions Manager

NextEra Energy, Inc
NextEra Energy, Inc

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Requisition ID: 41710NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.Position Specific DescriptionThe Data Science Solutions Manager is a high energy individual with a strong background in software engineering and data science. Reporting directly to the Director of Strategy and Innovation for Renewable Energy – this role will focus on supporting the development of machine learning models, applications, and business and operational process innovations by working with stakeholders to understand their business needs, translate them into data and architecture opportunities, and then set the direction of projects to solve those data problems. This individual must drive the work from prototype to completion and delivery of a minimum viable product or final product so that the business users capture value from the work of the team.The candidate will work to stay informed of, and disseminate, best practices and advances in Data Science techniques and cloud infrastructure. As the leader of the Data Science Solutions Team, the Data Science Solutions Manager will play a key role in envisioning, designing, coding, testing and improving the solutions that help NextEra continue to be recognized as the most innovative and successful renewable energy company in the world. He/she will work in continual collaboration with data scientists and Solar, Battery, Wind, and Pipeline Power Generation Engineer and subject matter experts throughout the company.Responsibilities of the role will include:* Day-to-day tasking and management of Data Science Solutions Team. Including managerial tasks such as expense approval, time approval, performance reviews, etc.* Regularly interfacing with internal stakeholders to prioritize opportunities for the team* Managing relationships with internal stakeholders and potential stakeholders.* Communicating the value of the Data Science Solutions team* Tracking projects and driving work on them through to completion.* Building business processes for more efficient operation of the team.* Coordinating work with complementary technology teams throughout the Company* Staying informed of best technical practices from the fields of machine learning and software engineering to identify and help fill any tooling or skilling opportunities for the team* Hiring and mentoring team members.* Helping to plan the strategic vision of the team.The Successful Candidate* Experience with developing software and software engineering best practices.* Experience managing a team of data scientist and software developers predominantly in cloud environment* Familiarity with data science and/or AI technologies.* Functional or technical leadership experience.* Outstanding critical thinking skills.* Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.* Advanced organizational skills.* Demonstrated ability and drive to stay updated on new technologies in the rapidly evolving field of AIA successful candidate will be comfortable in a fluid, entrepreneurial and very high paced environment, but one that is focused on developing reusable software applications, not bespoke analytical solutions.The programming languages and tools used most frequently are: Python, SQL, Java, Javascript, Github, AWS, Matlab, Docker and shell scripts. We do not expect candidates to be experts in all of these, although a proficiency in Python and the ability to learn new languages is important.Preferred Qualifications* Degree in areas like Statistics, Operations Research, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, etc.* 4+ years of managing and leading a team of data scientists and analysts* Ability to partner with executives, business stakeholders to define objectives* Strong sense of ownership and take initiative while empowering others to do the same* Experience hiring, mentoring, and managing a team of decision scientists* Strong applied analytics and problem solving skills* Experience working with large data-sets, modeling, statistics, A/B & multivariate testingJob Overview

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