Senior Engineer/Senior Data Scientist

San Francisco Bay Area, CA
12 days ago
Full time role


SoftBank Group Chairman Masayoshi Son started SB Energy to deploy renewable energy at the scale required to combat climate change. ...

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Job Description

Do you want to work with high caliber professionals in a dynamic and growing company? Are you entrepreneurial, hard-working, and collegial? Are you committed to advancing the clean energy revolution? Join us at SB Energy, a world-leading company backed by SoftBank and Ares pairing cutting-edge innovation with best-in-class execution. Our Mission is to provide flexible renewable energy at scale, accelerating the global energy transition and benefiting our planet, customers, communities, and people.

SB Energy develops, constructs, and owns & operates some of the largest and most technically advanced renewable projects across the United States, with Headquarters in Redwood City, CA. The company was formed in 2015 as a subsidiary of Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. SB Energy launched its United States platform in 2019 and has quickly become one of the largest solar and storage developer/IPPs in the U.S.  With almost 1.7 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy projects in operation and a multi-GW pipeline, SB Energy is building the renewable energy future – today. SB Energy also utilizes its strong culture of innovation to identify and incorporate new technology into our projects, including our AI-based digital platform, to deliver renewable energy that is local, reliable, and matched to load.

Come join us in accelerating the energy transition to cleaner, more sustainable sources of power! 

Basic Function

The Data Scientist (Energy Analytics) will be involved in various functions including short-term and long-term renewable power portfolio forecasting. The data scientist will apply their skills and knowledge in data science, machine learning, statistics, and programming to explore the solutions for improving energy/LMP forecasting performance, benchmarking competition, and backtesting bidding and offer strategies. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a team responsible for optimizing the profitability of a growing portfolio of operating assets. This position will primarily support Asset Management and coordinate with a variety of additional internal and external counterparties including Transmission Analytics, Power Marketing, Risk, Finance, Operations, and Capital Markets.


  • Create machine learning pipelines for forecasting (e.g., energy generation and load forecasting, LMP, congestion forecasting). This includes API testing, data exploration, identifying/processing data quality issues, data cleaning, model training, and tuning the model parameters or features to improve its accuracy or reduce its complexity, validation, and model deployment using machine learning best practices.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of market conditions using historical and real-time data (e.g., from power flow, ISO system data, third-party APIs) to create data pipelines to improve SB Energy’s bidding and offer strategy performance. Provide data inputs to Asset Management to optimize bidding strategies for energy markets such as CAISO, ERCOT, PJM, and MISO.
  • Create back-testing pipelines to regularly back-test and evaluate the effectiveness of bidding strategies for operating projects.
  • Evaluate the impact of weather uncertainty on energy markets. Analyze historical weather data, forecast models, and market behavior to assess risks of over and under-production and inform decision-making.
  • Identify the impact of congestion on operating projects and proactively optimize bidding strategies. Work closely with Transmission analytics to refine power flow models and congestion analysis to provide insight into revenue optimization.
  • Forecast curtailment of operating projects. Identify potential impacts of low load, high generation, hydro conditions, and adverse weather events in the ISO.
  • Coordinate with Asset Management, Power Marketing, and Risk Group on operating projects performance analysis and be the driver for data-driven decision making.
  • Provide Asset Management with appropriate data to maintain accurate revenue forecasts by analyzing market trends, historical data, and other relevant factors. Conduct thorough analysis and modeling to ensure realistic revenue goals are set and achieved.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Math, or related field).
  • 5+ years of working experience in energy and power Markets required with experience in CAISO and ERCOT a plus.
  • Proficient with Python. Strong working experience with Python data science and machine learning packages, such as NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Plotly, bokeh, Scipy, stats model, XGBoost, Scikit-Learn, Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch, or-tools, Pyomo.
  • The candidate is familiar with the technical aspects of power systems, including power flow modeling, basis, congestion, transmission network, and the impact of generation (solar, wind, gas, coal) and load on LMPs.
  • Experienced individual with expertise in multivariate time series forecasting, stochastic optimization, and Monte Carlo simulations.
  • The candidate needs to have experience in supporting energy bidding and offer optimization, congestion management, and/or commercial decision-making.

Location: Houston, TX, San Francisco / Bay Area, CA, and Denver, CO are preferred locations. Open to remote work.

The position requires up to 10% domestic travel.

Base Pay - $120,000 - $130,000

Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, such as skill set, experience, certifications, specific work location, and other non-discriminatory factors permitted by law. Base pay may vary per location due to differences in the cost of living.

The total compensation package for this position may also include an annual discretionary bonus, full Health & Wellness Benefits package, generous Long Term Incentive plan designed with our partnership mentality in mind, and other applicable incentive perks as outlined in any formal offer made. The final compensation package will be discussed with the candidate during the final stages of the hiring process.  

Our Health & Wellness Benefits

SB Energy’s Benefits programs are designed to support our team members and their families while keeping their well-being, happiness, and varying needs in mind. SB Energy employees may enroll in our benefits programs and take advantage of customized perks and offerings, including those designed to support families, however defined. We offer the following benefits to all team members:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance: 100% premium covered by the company, for employees and dependents​
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD), Life Insurance, AD&D and Voluntary Legal ​Insurance Plan
  • Competitive Retirement Benefits with 401(k) company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off and 11 Paid Company Holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks fully paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) –​ Medical & Dependent FSA; Transit & Commuter FSA with employer contributions
  • Mental Health Wellness Offerings
  • Discounted Physical Wellness plan & Pet Insurance
  • Monthly reimbursement for Phone/Internet/Data
  • Phone Equipment Purchase Benefits
  • Thoughtful Hybrid Workplace Set-up Benefits

Promote Sustainability with a Purpose - At SB Energy, you may choose to become a part of our ‘Just Renewables’ Committee and work along with team members who share a belief in pursuing our mission in such a way that empowers a diverse and inclusive workforce that advances social justice and equity for our employees as well as partners and communities!

SB Energy is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. SB Energy strives to create an inclusive culture and safe environment for all.

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