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Data Scientist (Remote)

Date: Jan 5, 2021

Location: Jackson, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

 

 

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

The Customer Analytics team provides analytic support to Consumers Energy’s Customer Operations and Customer Experience Organizations. This support includes ad hoc analysis, Analytics Models, impact analysis, metric ownership, automation and data migration.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Data Scientist will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of customer data and help us make smarter decisions to improve the customer experience. The primary focus of the role will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems. This role will lead data discovery and data innovation and help build industry leading advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to drive business value at scale.

 

  • Create sophisticated mathematical models to help predict outcomes
  • Identify new data sources and evaluate emerging technologies and analytic trends for data discovery and visualization
  • Drive Consumers Energy’s overall advanced analytics and AI vision and operational excellence roadmap
  • Clearly communicate analytics solutions and insights to stakeholders and translators to ensure they can create value from those insights
  • Develop strong knowledge of business processes across our organization in order to provide relevant insights and recommendations to the team.

 
REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICIATIONS

  • 9+ years overall business experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in data science, statistical analysis and modelling data using leading Artificial Intelligence and big data tools (e.g. R, Python, Hadoop, Spark, RapidMiner, Tableau, etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Trees, Random Forests, Neural Networks, etc.
  • Applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of Artificial Intelligence software and experience in data processing & engineering (e.g. SQL)
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and storytelling skills
  • Comfortable in pushing conventional thinking to drive change and innovation
  • Self-starter and intellectually curious
  • Passion for AI and advanced analytics

 

EDUCATION

  • Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Operations Research. 
  • Will consider relevant work experience in lieu of an advanced degree.

 

The following skills will set you apart from others:

  • PHD in the applicable field of study
  • Electrical Engineering or Grid Management 
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques in machine learning
  • Experience with Agile or Scrum
  • Expert in relational database design and concepts
  • Experience in one or more programming languages (C/C++, Python, Perl, Java)

 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Conducts a variety of standard and complex analytical functions: Data mining and cleansing, use case identification and implementation, data analysis, trending and forecasting, predictive modeling, machine learning, visual management creation and communication, statistical research; recommending and implementing modifications to processes, policies, and procedures.  Collects, compiles, and analyzes information from various sources on a variety of topics, including operational, performance, budget, and risk analysis.  Participates in the development of the corporate and departmental goals; maintains analytical toolsets; implements adjustments as necessary.  Prepares executive level reporting, presentations, summaries, and correspondence; creates comprehensive technical records and reports; Prepares staff reporting for presentation to the Board of Directors; Performs cost benefit evaluations of proposed use cases; makes determinations related to the overall benefit of use cases and alternatives; implements policies and procedures accordingly; provides ad-hoc reporting; ensures a high level of accountability on all projects; Performs long-range analytics development planning; forecasts the impacts of potential future events; provides responsible, accurate, and thorough technical and administrative project support to executive leaders; operates variety of office equipment.  Observes safe work practices and safety methods; performs other duties as assigned.  Regular attendance is expected.

HOURS AND TRAVEL
Meet travel requirements of the position.  Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: drive, sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.   The employee must lift and move up to twenty pounds. The recommended maximum weight for employees to lift without the aid of other employees or a lifting device is 35 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.
 
All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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