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Data Scientist - Battery Energy Storage Systems (m/f/d)
Fluence
Zurich
Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit fluenceenergy.com.
 
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

This position will be within the Fluence Digital business unit, formed following Fluence’s acquisition of San Francisco-based start-up AMS. Fluence Digital’s IQ platform uses artificial intelligence, advanced price forecasting, portfolio optimization and market bidding to ensure energy storage and flexible generation assets are optimally participating in wholesale electricity markets.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

This position will be within the Fluence Digital business unit. Fluence Digital’s software technology uses fully automated data acquisition, analysis and computational algorithms powered by artificial intelligence.

As Data Scientist, you will develop data-driven monitoring and analysis solutions for renewable energy plants located across the globe, with particular focus on Battery Energy Storage Systems. You will be able to understand the operational aspects of these assets and to identify performance issues. For this purpose, you will handle big data volumes and you will extract clear insights, also leveraging machine-learning techniques and physical modelling. Collaborating with Software Engineering team for the development of new software modules and building relationships with Clients are important responsibilities for this role.

The role will be based in Fluence Digital’s Zürich office and will report into the Data Science & Product team, with close interaction with software engineers, product managers, and subject matter experts to shape the evolution of our company and the future of the renewable assets’ performance management and optimization landscape.

Key responsibilities include:
·       Analyze Battery Energy Storage Systems performance
·       Develop analytics and optimize data analysis tools
·       Technical support to clients
·       Work with Software Engineering to develop new modules and functionalities
 

What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

    •     MSc in Mechanical or Electrical or Chemical Engineering
    •     Must have academic and/or work experience with battery storage technology
    •     Knowledge of cell chemistry and experience with cell modelling is required
    •     Proven programming skills with Python
    •     Experience with data analysis and visualization tools
    •     Knowledge of statistical analysis and machine learning algorithms
    •     Team player with excellent communication skills
    •     Strong attention to detail
    •   Proven ability to meet deadlines and deliver solutions quickly at high quality
    • Passionate about learning, and tackling new and exciting technical challenges


    • Software Stack:
    •     Python
    •     BI tools
    •    SQL
    •   MS Office
    •    Linux
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Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 
Full-time
Mid Level
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Battery Data Scientist
Fluence
Bangalore, India
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
For more information, visit our website, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter. To stay up to date on the latest industry insights, sign up for Fluence's Full Potential Blog.
 
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

Job Description
The Battery Data Scientist will contribute to all aspects of the development of Battery Analytics products. This includes but is not limited to the development of data pipeline, troubleshooting battery analytics algorithms and their validation, and design and implement AI-powered smart Battery Management Systems (BMS) products. We welcome applications from diverse multi-disciplinary battery research and data science background.

Responsibilities
•Acts as one of the battery data scientists in the team to meet immediate and long-term battery data analysis requests.
•Helps the team in agile development, test, and validate state-of-the-art estimation, prediction, and statistical inference algorithms in battery systems.
•Contributes to data pipeline requirements of energy storage systems.
•Applies (or develops if necessary) pipelines and tools to efficiently collect, clean, and prepare massive volumes of data for analysis with minimal guidance.
•Uses coding and data analysis to derive data-driven decisions regarding battery systems.
•Effectively collaborates and communicates with the team members.


Required Experience and Skills

•Bachelor's or master’s in computer science (or related fields/experience) with/or background/passion in Data Science, Statistics, Data Engineering, Data Mining, ML Operations (MLOps), and related fields.
•Fast learning and implementing new algorithms whenever required.
•Programming fluency in Python (and especially data science/visualization related packages).
•Working knowledge of AWS and ML platforms, Snowflake, and Power BI Dashboard.
•Working in agile software development cycles and version control tools such as Jira and GitHub.
•Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to combine theory with empirical observation.
•Interacting effectively and in an open, ethical, and trustworthy manner with internal and external stakeholders.
•Staying proactive, self‐motivated, persistent, hands‐on, goal- oriented, and team-oriented, and work in a fast-paced, US-based, and diverse environment.


Desired Experience and Skills

•Experience with Tableau, SQL, R, Perl, Scala, JMP, Octave, Matlab, Simulink, C++, Julia, and Go.
•Familiarity with data acquisition systems.
•3 to 5 years of industrial experience.
•Master’s in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Power Systems or related fields with deep understanding of lithium-ion electrochemistry effects as applies to simulation and modeling.
•Experience and knowledge in Battery System State (State of Charge (SOC), State of Health (SOH), State of Functionality (SOF), State of Power (SOP), SOx, Capacity) estimation, battery safety, internal cell temperature and thermal gradients, internal resistance, balancing, accelerated testing, open circuit voltage (OCV) prediction with hysteresis, Randles equivalent circuits, single particle models, Ficks law of diffusion, age modeling, and battery life degradation algorithms.

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 
Full-time