Internship (3 months) – Data Scientist (SaaS)

Position

Aurora’s SaaS team builds data and analytics software products that support our customers’ strategic decisions on the road to a carbon-free future. Widely adopted by leading energy companies and investors, our software combines sophisticated technology, wealth of market data and expertise, and great user experience.

You will help to build wind atlases for different regions in Amun, our wind farm valuation service. These wind atlases improve our wind energy estimates when no site measurements are available. They combine different sources of wind data using an ensemble of spatial and machine learning models. You will prepare wind data from existing sites and work in python to improve and run our machine learning pipeline. This will include independent investigation and analysis of wind atlas behaviour and potential improvements.

Successful candidates will combine passion for data-driven decisions, hands-on experience of programming in python, and a strong track record of performance in team-oriented environments. They will gain a deep understanding of the energy industry and product management skills, working close to the forefront of the global energy transformation, under the guidance an experienced data scientist.

The position suits recent graduates, or current master’s or PhD students who want to complete an industry placement.

Key responsibilities

  • Preparing wind data from existing wind sites.
  • Running and improving our wind atlas pipeline.
  • Investigating and analysing wind atlas behaviour and potential improvements.

Required attributes

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and analytical ability
  • Strong python programming skills, including the pandas data analysis library and knowledge of debugging techniques
  • Ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex quantitative data and information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a great team player.

Desirable attributes

  • Ability to read and research in a second European language.

What we offer

  • A dynamic, intellectually stimulating, and supportive environment
  • A fun, informal and international work culture
  • An office in the centre of Oxford with coffee, fruit and snacks available in the office
  • A competitive salary package
  • Access to the Aurora Academy, our training programme offering a range of opportunities to develop your skills

 
At Aurora we will consider all requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: a hybrid model of remote and in-office working, part-time hours and flexible start and finish times. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility we could offer and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

The Company is committed to the principle that no employee or job applicant shall receive unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

Applications

The successful candidate would start as soon as possible. We will review applications as they are received. Salary will be competitive with experience.

To apply, please submit your:

  • CV
  • Brief cover letter
  • Salary expectations
  • Earliest possible start date
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About Aurora

From its academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to become the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence for strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of more than 300 experts with vast energy, financial and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon and fossil commodities. We are active in Europe, Australia and the US, working with world-leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software.

We are a thriving, rapidly growing company with offices in Oxford, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Sydney, Austin TX and Oakland CA, and more opening soon. We currently serve around 600 of Europe’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors and governments, and expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.