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Expert Data Scientist - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 39321 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy & Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The Strategic Data Science team applies industry leading data science to PG&E’s largest data sets with the goal of improving operational efficiency and informing strategic decision making. This work moves beyond descriptive reporting and is focused on driving the business forward through applied statistics, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and insightful tool design. The cornerstone of these high value analytics is one of the largest smart meter usage databases in the industry, that when combined with meteorology, grid, billing, program engagement, customer demographic, and other data sources has unprecedented potential.


Position Summary

We are looking for an Expert Data Scientist to join our growing team. In this role you will have a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of utility industry analytics. Working as part of cross functional team, including other data scientists, technology experts, and subject matter experts this individual will help develop data driven solutions for decision making and operations. It is the perfect role for someone who would like to continue to build upon their professional experience and gain a comprehensive view of the nation’s most advance smart grid.


Job Responsibilities


Analytics and Modeling

  • Gather, prepare, and analyze data from disparate sources to produce user-friendly models and actionable insights
  • Understand and appropriately apply statistical and analytical modeling methods such as classification, regression, clustering, anomaly detection, neural networks, etc. to identify opportunities for operational improvements and develop strategic insights
  • Work collaboratively with other data scientist through an iterative Agile project development lifecycle


Communication, Summary Presentation, and User Interfaces

  • Appropriately document data sources, methodology, and model evaluation metrics
  • Develop and present summary presentations to management
  • Create streamlined visuals, and tools for end-users  


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in computer science, engineering, applied sciences, mathematics, statistics, econometrics or similar quantitatively focused subject areas or job-related experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in data science or advanced analytics OR Master’s Degree and job-related experience, 6 years, OR Doctorate and job-related experience, 3 years


Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration or paired development work history
  • Demonstrated proficiency with relational databases, preferably in SQL
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data science best practices, such as version control via Git or similar
  • Demonstrated proficiency with model development for decision analysis, forecasting, or other complex quantitative modeling
  • Demonstrated experience writing clear and well documented code, preferably in Python
  • Demonstrated experience working with large datasets and knowledgeable about parallelization
  • Strong understanding of statistics and experience developing supervised & unsupervised learning models

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland