Risk Solutions

Data Scientist - Weather & Energy Markets

Job description

About ICIS
ICIS is part of Risk Solutions Group (RSG) a division of RELX Group, a FTSE 20 company with revenues of $10 billion in 2020. ICIS make some of the world’s most important markets more trusted and predictable by providing data services, thought leadership and decision tools. We exist to help businesses in the energy, petrochemical and fertilizer industries make strategic decisions, mitigate risk, improve productivity, and capitalise on new opportunities. Thousands of decisions are taken across supply chains every day using our intelligence and we make this possible through a global presence that delivers the targeted, local insights customers need to achieve growth in this new world of meaningful data. Shaping the world by connecting markets to optimise the worlds valuable resources. With a global team of more than 700, ICIS has employees based in London, New York, Houston, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo and Perth.
Job Description:
We’re looking for a Data Scientist - Weather & Power Markets to join our Data Science Team in Karlsruhe
This role is a unique opportunity to work at the intersection between weather & climate data, energy markets and machine learning. You will be working in a small team that focusses on maintaining and continuously improving an array of machine learning models that forecast weather dependent elements of energy markets such as power demand and renewables generation.
You’ll be expected to continually develop and apply new skills in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Whilst you are happy to work independently you are also expected to communicate proactively across the organisation.
Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:
  • As part of a team help the Data Science team to develop, monitor, maintain and improve predictive models for power markets elements that strongly depend on weather data (e.g. wind & PV power generation)
  • Build and improve processes to download, store and prepare relevant (often large) data sets with a focus on weather and energy markets
  • your average day will include both improving existing processes as well as working on new ideas
Key Skills/Experience Required:
  • Graduate degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, climate/earth systems science, hydrology or similar fields
  • Significant experience and excitement with weather data and predictive modelling such as machine learning or time series models
  • Solid experience with the standard python machine learning techniques and popular ML libraries. (Pandas, NumPy, Scikit-learn, xarray…)
  • Experience with databases (SQL)
  • Ability to work independently and strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Flexibility paired with a curious and creative mindset
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in working with large, multi-dimensional data (e.g., netCDF, GRIB, TIFF files)
  • Knowledge of basic software development principles (modularisation, versioning e.g. with GIT, tests, understandable code) highly preferred
  • experience with development, maintenance and deployment of production-grade machine learning models
  • Good communication skills in German
We offer:
  • A vibrant working environment in a dynamic, inclusive, ambitious and committed team
  • We are all about data & analytics
  • Exposure to key market players in the global chemical markets
  • Personal development opportunities working for the global provider of chemical intelligence
  • Flexibility, loyalty, empowerment, and trust as part of our corporate culture

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. At ICIS, we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion, we have a leadership team who are 50% women and more than a third of our technology team are female.
We are an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact accommodations@relx.com or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.
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