Lead Software Engineer - Remote

at 
Sentient-Energy
Posted on 
19 Jan

Sentient Energy (www.sentient-energy.com), a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES), has established itself as an electric utility industry leader with its uniquely capable Grid Analytics System consist of several intelligent sensor and control products and software platforms. Global utilities already spend billions annually on distribution automation products, with strong growth expected over the next 5 years as the industry prepares for a rapid increase in solar, electric vehicle, and other renewable energy resources. Sentient Energy is positioned to capitalize on this trend and be the market leader for power system sensing, and analytics in the most rapidly growing sector of the Smart Grid, while making the delivery of electric power more reliable, safer, affordable, and much “greener”.

What You Will Do In Your Role

Sentient Energy is actively seeking to fill a Lead Analytics Software Developer role as part of the data science organization. This organization is responsible for building, operationalizing, and enabling data-driven products, solutions, and professional services that allow electric utilities to drive value from their grid modernization and digitalization investments. These offerings are enabled by a custom-designed advanced analytics platform that combines the best-in-class AI technologies and practices with sound engineering first principles to drive descriptive, diagnostic, and predictive insights from the data. With the projected increase in utility IoT deployments, the amount of operational and non-operational data is exploding. Deriving business value from these investments requires both small data and big data applications to effectively collect, ingest, and analyze the data for both edge and cloud deployment. Real-time and batch analytics need to be developed to realize the full value of IoT investments. Our efforts help electric utilities streamline operations, enhance system reliability, integrate more renewables, and increase system safety and resiliency.

This is a key technical position that offers a unique hands-on opportunity to lead platform engineers and architects and develop the next generation of grid analytics software that puts the future in the hands of utility operators and planners and enable them to keep the lights on, integrate more renewables, and avoid catastrophic failures. You will be leading the cloud platform engineering team and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of power system experts, senior data scientists, and cloud technologists to help solve some of the long-standing industry challenges as we face an exponential growth in digitalization and grid modernization.

Specific functions include:
- Own planning, execution, and delivery of platform features that support company’s vision and mission for value-added analytics products, solutions, and services
- Lead the design, development, and optimization of the platform core functionalities together with other developers, solution architects, and data engineers
- Integrate and operationalize prototype algorithms and applications that extend platform capabilities
- Provide subject matter expertise to other developers and engineers to write performant code and apply sound software development practices and technologies including agile, version control, and continuous development and integration
- Support multiple user groups including data science and application engineers to leverage the platform capabilities and produce outcomes that support the revenue plans
- Participate and influence the roadmap and architectural elements of the platform and maintain secure enterprise analytics in the cloud
- Collaborate with commercial IT, engineering, product management, and other teams within the company to align on priorities, remove blockers, and provide a seamless end-to-end integration within the ecosystem products both within and outside the company
- Define and generate custom reports and KPIs related to data flows and performance of the system in the cloud
- Maintain and extend cloud and container-based software applications to assist model development and deployment
- Maintain an understanding of best practices and state of the industry in applied machine learning and artificial intelligence to guide future product decisions and directions

Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, applied math/statistics, engineering or a closely related STEM field or equivalent work experience
- 5+ years of relevant professional experience in a similar role, designing, and developing robust and maintainable software solutions in Python
- 2+ years developing and implementing solutions with AWS technology stack
- Strong knowledge in relational databases and their definition and querying languages like MySQL, RedShift, etc.
- Experience defining, developing, and driving best practices across development and cross-functional groups
- Ability to work in a collaborative and fast-paced agile development environment

What Will Put You Ahead
- Knowledge/Understanding/Experience using AWS CDK
- Well versed with CI/CD tools and processes
- Experience using Docker including the building, management, and deployment of containers
- Experience working within a data analytics focused organization where some of the core resources are data scientists
- Development knowledge of web-based UI frameworks such as Dash Plotly or Streamlit
- Experience implementing solutions using MQTT protocol

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

For this role, we anticipate paying $150,000 - $190,000 per year. This role is eligible for variable pay, issued as a monetary bonus or in another form.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

Job Description

Sentient Energy (www.sentient-energy.com), a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES), has established itself as an electric utility industry leader with its uniquely capable Grid Analytics System consist of several intelligent sensor and control products and software platforms. Global utilities already spend billions annually on distribution automation products, with strong growth expected over the next 5 years as the industry prepares for a rapid increase in solar, electric vehicle, and other renewable energy resources. Sentient Energy is positioned to capitalize on this trend and be the market leader for power system sensing, and analytics in the most rapidly growing sector of the Smart Grid, while making the delivery of electric power more reliable, safer, affordable, and much “greener”.

What You Will Do In Your Role

Sentient Energy is actively seeking to fill a Lead Analytics Software Developer role as part of the data science organization. This organization is responsible for building, operationalizing, and enabling data-driven products, solutions, and professional services that allow electric utilities to drive value from their grid modernization and digitalization investments. These offerings are enabled by a custom-designed advanced analytics platform that combines the best-in-class AI technologies and practices with sound engineering first principles to drive descriptive, diagnostic, and predictive insights from the data. With the projected increase in utility IoT deployments, the amount of operational and non-operational data is exploding. Deriving business value from these investments requires both small data and big data applications to effectively collect, ingest, and analyze the data for both edge and cloud deployment. Real-time and batch analytics need to be developed to realize the full value of IoT investments. Our efforts help electric utilities streamline operations, enhance system reliability, integrate more renewables, and increase system safety and resiliency.

This is a key technical position that offers a unique hands-on opportunity to lead platform engineers and architects and develop the next generation of grid analytics software that puts the future in the hands of utility operators and planners and enable them to keep the lights on, integrate more renewables, and avoid catastrophic failures. You will be leading the cloud platform engineering team and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of power system experts, senior data scientists, and cloud technologists to help solve some of the long-standing industry challenges as we face an exponential growth in digitalization and grid modernization.

Specific functions include:
- Own planning, execution, and delivery of platform features that support company’s vision and mission for value-added analytics products, solutions, and services
- Lead the design, development, and optimization of the platform core functionalities together with other developers, solution architects, and data engineers
- Integrate and operationalize prototype algorithms and applications that extend platform capabilities
- Provide subject matter expertise to other developers and engineers to write performant code and apply sound software development practices and technologies including agile, version control, and continuous development and integration
- Support multiple user groups including data science and application engineers to leverage the platform capabilities and produce outcomes that support the revenue plans
- Participate and influence the roadmap and architectural elements of the platform and maintain secure enterprise analytics in the cloud
- Collaborate with commercial IT, engineering, product management, and other teams within the company to align on priorities, remove blockers, and provide a seamless end-to-end integration within the ecosystem products both within and outside the company
- Define and generate custom reports and KPIs related to data flows and performance of the system in the cloud
- Maintain and extend cloud and container-based software applications to assist model development and deployment
- Maintain an understanding of best practices and state of the industry in applied machine learning and artificial intelligence to guide future product decisions and directions

Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, applied math/statistics, engineering or a closely related STEM field or equivalent work experience
- 5+ years of relevant professional experience in a similar role, designing, and developing robust and maintainable software solutions in Python
- 2+ years developing and implementing solutions with AWS technology stack
- Strong knowledge in relational databases and their definition and querying languages like MySQL, RedShift, etc.
- Experience defining, developing, and driving best practices across development and cross-functional groups
- Ability to work in a collaborative and fast-paced agile development environment

What Will Put You Ahead
- Knowledge/Understanding/Experience using AWS CDK
- Well versed with CI/CD tools and processes
- Experience using Docker including the building, management, and deployment of containers
- Experience working within a data analytics focused organization where some of the core resources are data scientists
- Development knowledge of web-based UI frameworks such as Dash Plotly or Streamlit
- Experience implementing solutions using MQTT protocol

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

For this role, we anticipate paying $150,000 - $190,000 per year. This role is eligible for variable pay, issued as a monetary bonus or in another form.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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