Data Scientist - Renewable Energy

Dorset Management s.r.o.

Place of work
Prague, Czechia
Contract type
Start date
Wage (gross)
From 80 000 Kč/month

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

You will be working with skilled software engineers, energy experts, economists, and product managers.
Given the wide scope and early stage of our endeavour, you will have significant direct impact on the projects and considerable latitude on the choice of areas and technologies to fit your skills and interests.
Project tasks include:
- Time series analysis and predictive models for a full range of spatial resolution and time horizons:
Generation forecasting (with focus on renewable sources)
Load forecasting
Energy market price forecasting
Analysis of sensor data across the whole energy-value chain
Analytics services for virtual power plant/demand side management platform
- Anomaly detection and predictive maintenance for various assets in the energy grid
- Development of automated energy trading agent intelligence (forecasts, trading strategies, backtests)
- Development of tailored energy-efficiency services based on data analytics
General Responsibilities
- Data cleaning, exploratory analysis & visualization
- Feature engineering, model building, training and evaluation
- Productionalisation of machine learning applications
- Involvement with the data-backend (stream processing and storage)
- Proposing and testing new hypotheses for potential services in any of the work-streams
- Keeping up to date with developments in machine learning & energy sector

Employee perks, benefits

Our Offer
- Full time permanent working contract (although we are also open to discuss with people that would like to work long term on a freelance basis),
- Genuine opportunity to make a significant impact and contribution to the future of our new team in Prague,
- 25 days’ vacation, annual performance bonus, stock options in Amp parent company,
- We are seeking people that will work full time with the team in our office in Prague but we can offer some flexible working time and home office options longer term.
- This is also a great opportunity for people with an interest in renewable energy. You work will make a real contribution to the long-term viability of renewable energy sources.
- Straightforward interview process – After an initial phone discussion, you will be invited to one meeting in our Prague offices. The final stage will be a call with our senior management in Prague and Edinburgh.

Information about the selection process

- Straightforward interview process – After an initial phone discussion, you will be invited to one meeting in our Prague offices. The final stage will be a call with our senior management in Prague and Edinburgh.

Expected date of completion of the selection process

1 August 2020 (there are still 28 more days)

Company on whose behalf the position is being filled

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

AmpX is building the next generation of energy systems. Powered by intelligent transactive markets, data-intensive analytics services and universal sensor technology.
AmpX’s newly opened Prague division is expanding its data science team to develop solutions for renewable energy distributed generation. As a machine learning engineer/data scientist you will be working on a wide variety of active international energy projects.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University student
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Required skill set:
Data Science software stack
- Python – numpy/scipy/matplotlib/sklearn/pandas etc,
- Deep learning: tensorflow, keras
- Good overview of machine learning & statistics and curiosity to learn more
Software engineering skills
- Linux, shell scripting, version control
- Development of analytics-based REST API services
- Docker, Kubernetes (advantage)
- Experience with cloud-providers (AWS, MS Azure, Google)
- Usage SQL and NoSQL databases, experience with time series databases advantage
Good English language skills, both spoken and written (English is the main communication language within the business). Other languages are welcome but not a strong requirement.
Advantage if:
- Experience in energy or trading sector
- Practical experience with reinforcement learning in the context of either: Advanced process control or Trading (any area: equities, commodities, crypto)
- Experience with Hadoop streaming-stack (Kafka, Spark/Flink)
Please Note: These positions are open to EU citizens and people who are able to work freely in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa or work permit sponsorship at the present time.


Brief description of the company

Dorset Recruitment aims to provide fast and accurate direct recruitment services. We combinate years of industry experience both within the Czech Republic and other countries. Our job is to match the right people to the right job and therefore, our consultants commit to being as honest and open as possible and providing you with as much information as is available to help you make your decision about new employment.

The company is a holder of a licence to offer recruitment services.

The company is a holder of a licence to offer recruitment services.

Number of employees

5-9 employees

Company address

Dorset Management s.r.o.
K Lučinám 2461/3
130 00 Praha 3,


Contact person: Iain Pike
Tel.: +420 602 538 216
E-mail: send CV
ID: 3924330  Datum zveřejnění: 15.6.2020  Spodní hranice mzdy (brutto): 80 000 Kč/month