Senior Data Scientist

Job description

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Role and Scope of Position:
This position is designed to help solve challenges Eversource faces in blue sky as well as grey sky days. In blue sky days, the individual will develop problem solving strategies and architect solutions. During grey sky days, the individual will work on using analytics help storm restoration, damage assessment and give the best situational awareness to crews helping restore power to thousands of Eversource customers. The individual should possess a sense of urgency, an inherent curiosity to learn facets of utility business, and should be equipped with modern machine learning tools to solve challenges.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads data science solution brainstorming and develop problem solving strategy
  • Works with IT teams to develop solution production strategy
  • Interfaces with teams across Eversource to understand data landscape and identify opportunities to leverage data streams from different groups
  • Develops robust model evaluation criteria, establishes success criteria for solution development and provides concrete instructions to data engineers and junior data scientists
  • Develops classifiers and tools leveraging machine learning, data regression, and rules-based models
  • Codes deliverables in tandem with the engineering team
  • Helps develop web applications which use the above developed ML models to provide business value
  • Supports roadmaps for Substation Data Analytics and support of Asset and Grid engineering and performance management
  • Supports in design and execution of Asset and Grid performance models, and Digitalization.
  • Works with SMEs within Eversource and overall industry, to help address the most complex issues
  • Supports in various application of intelligent overloading, dynamic ratings, failure mode and incipient faults, cyber and physical security enhancement, online testing/parameter estimation, performance monitoring and insights, opportunities in digital substations, leverage IED and SCADA data for operational problems prediction, or outage management, etc.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Knowledge of electric power systems and data science applications in the energy-utility space
  • Knowledge of the complex industry trends, and advanced solutions
  • Capable of working in a multi-cultural environment driving team performance
  • Disciplined, structured, and high committed to the results
  • External customer focus
  • Able to work in project organizations, engage and motivate people in different cultures.
  • Proven ability to translate insights into business recommendations
  • Knowledge developing modern web applications


  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering or related quantitative field required and BS in Engineering preferred


  • 5+ years of experience in: machine learning, recommendation systems, pattern recognition, data mining or artificial intelligence. Academic, apprenticeship experience acceptable.
  • Experience with setting up cloud architecture and CI-CD tools
  • Experience with scripting languages such as R, Python, and shell scripts

Licenses & Certifications:

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Mental Aspects:

Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

  • Know the business plan and how your role connects to it
  • Identify problems, issues; take responsibility for resolution
  • Set high standards for self; deliver quality performance
  • Raise ideas for improvement
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Follow through on commitments made to manager, colleagues, and customers.
  • Address difficult or controversial issues and encourage others to do the same.
  • Have honest dialogue with others

Manage and Develop People

  • Set performance goals that align with department and company goals
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor/manager to discuss your performance
  • Seek opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge through on the job opportunities, i.e. working on projects, attending meetings, etc.

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively within and across the organization to achieve “One Company” and other goals
  • Recognize and address cross functional implications of your work

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Incorporate the diverse ideas and perspectives of team, colleagues, and customers in your work

Lead Change

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve business performance and customer service.
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to support changes in priorities and work processes

Focus on the Customer

  • Deliver superior service to our customers, both internal and external, in a reliable, attentive, courteous, quality, proactive and timely manner

Worker Type:


Number of Openings:


EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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