Data Engineer

Requisition ID: 55425

NextEra 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 Description

NextEra Energy is seeking a well-qualified candidate who is passionate about driving the clean energy revolution by providing solar companies with innovative software. As an Associate Data Engineer, you will be asked to:
  • Build data processing pipelines and visualization tools for large existing datasets.
  • Perform descriptive and inferential statistical analysis on dynamic datasets.
  • Design and build web application features, including data models, dynamic queries, APIs, external integrations, and occasionally front-end UI features.
  • Build upon, optimize, and maintain existing data access architecture.


Job Overview

This position will be responsible for building software tools to support residential solar installation and financing workflows. This role will require hybrid knowledge of software engineering and data science, demanding both the ability to code web application features and analyze platform data to develop novel insights and recommendations.

Job Duties
  • Writes web application software using Python, Django, Django Rest Framework, JSONSchema, and AngularJS.
  • Builds both multi-purpose and bespoke analysis tools using Python, pandas, numpy, and scikit-learn (or similar technologies) and integrates the tooling into larger application architecture.
  • Maintains monitoring and alerting tools for reporting infrastructure, including maintaining scheduled batch jobs for data pipelines.
  • Uses modern cloud and distributed computing technologies to construct data aggregation, cleaning, and analysis pipelines.
  • Prepares comprehensive documented observations, analyses and interpretations of dynamic datasets including technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses.
  • Uses inferential modeling and machine learning techniques to develop novel insights into large datasets.


Job Overview

This position is responsible for developing algorithms, modeling techniques, and optimization methods that support many aspects of NextEra and FPL business. Employees in this role use knowledge of machine learning, optimization, statistics, and applied mathematics along with abilities in software engineering with a focus on distributed computing and data storage infrastructure (e.g. "Big Data").

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops machine learning, optimization and other modeling solutions
  • Prepares comprehensive documented observations, analyses and interpretations of results including technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses
  • Works with a variety of datasets, including timeseries data and "big data" requiring analysis on distributed computing platforms
  • Writes software in R, Python or similar languages and contributes code to product development teams
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: 3+ years


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree


Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type:Full Time
Job Category: Science, Research, and Technology
Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt
Location: San Francisco, California
Other Work Locations: California; Texas
Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland