Data Scientist
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Post Date: Nov 15, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Texas - Woodlands
Job Reference: 74683-en_US
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Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands   
    Job Function: Other   
    MRV Minimum Salary: $100,000.00   
    MRV Maximum Salary: $150,000.00   
    FLSA Status: Professional   
    Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines   
    Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU   
    Number of Openings: 1.00   
    Req ID: 74683   
    Travel Percentage:Up to 25%               This position can be located in New Orleans, LA or Houston, TX               Job Summary/Purpose       The data scientist will support the growing analytical needs of the company as data collection efforts expand and use cases are identified. The primary duties of the position will include enhancing and optimizing current analytical techniques through business unit collaboration, development and deployment of higher order analytical techniques (and software) necessary to extract additional value from company-held data  (data at rest as well as streaming) and assist with broadening the analytical knowledge base of the company.               Analysis performed by the position will be shared within Entergy to support the various initiatives underway that have an analytical need which will ultimately impact Entergy’s generation assets, load resources, customer view, and product and services offered to the customer.               Job Duties/Responsibilities   
              Develop, manage and deploy analytical solutions/tools that enable business units to unlock additional value from company-held data.             Be a champion for Entergy’s Analytics efforts both inside and outside of the organization, promoting collaboration and communication through business unit driven use cases whilst building the Entergy brand in the analytics space.             Represent Entergy on various industry forums such as UAI, EPRI, EEI, etc., and assist with developing and maintaining the internal POV on internal as well as external analytical capabilities from a build or buy perspective.             Be a thought-leader at Entergy for analytic issues and assist with developing and guiding citizen data scientists throughout various Entergy business units.      
              Minimum Requirements          M.S. Degree in economics, mathematics , statistics, computer science, finance, engineering or other analytical field       Preferred: Ph.D. in economics, mathematics , statistics, computer science, finance, engineering or other analytical field               Experience required of the position       3+ years of programming or forecasting experience (machine learning algorithms, clustering techniques regression analysis etc) using analytical tools such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python, Matlab, Java etc       Preferred: 1+ years’ programming/forecasting experience working in the electric and/or gas utility sector.       Preferred: Ability to coach and train others on how to develop analytical insights.       Preferred: Awareness of vendor-provided analytical solutions in the utility sector.               Skills and abilities required of the position   
              Strong background in a data driven environment that demonstrates ability to develop, build and deploy analytical solutions (machine learning algorithms, regression analysis etc) that create actionable insights.             Strong communicator both at technical and strategic levels             Experience discussing complex topics in a simple, easy-to-understand way             Demonstrated teamwork skills