Renewable Energy Development Program, Data Scientist Track - GE Renewable Engery

Schenectady, New York
03 Oct 2016
02 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Renewable Energy Development Program - Data Scientist Track is designed to allow members to experience cross functional opportunities within the Renewables business. The program will consist of four, six month rotations, where the program member will work on different data analytical projects with broad impact to the business.

Essential Responsibilities

As the program member of the Renewable Energy Development Program - Data Scientist Track, you will be responsible for designing, developing and testing software to create industrial internet products and services tailored to the needs of the GE businesses and external customers. You will be required to have an understanding of statistical analysis, machine learning techniques, mathematical modeling and optimization, and be able to apply these techniques to large, complex data sets.
You will be part of a cross-disciplinary development team of statisticians, computer scientists, software developers, domain experts, product managers, and end users, working in concert with customers and partners in the GE business units. Potential application areas include remote monitoring and diagnostics across infrastructure and industrial sectors, and operations optimization. You will contribute to projects and processes in a variety of functions across the Renewables Business, including Sales, Commercial Operations, Product Line Leadership, Project Management Logistics, Sourcing, Field Services, Parts and Operations, and others.
In this program, you will:
  • Find and interpret data sources, manage large amounts of data, merge data sources together, ensure consistency of data-sets, create visualizations to aid in understanding data, build mathematical models using the data, and communicate insights / findings in simplified way to reach people who do not understand complex statistics
  • Execute analyses using modern analytical methods and technologies and/or contribute to technological developments in a team environment, working together with customers and partners in the business unit
  • Work with fellow business leaders and team members on business critical issues with broad impact during each of the four rotations
  • Take an off program role within Renewables that continues to grow your expertise as a data scientist and leader upon completion of the Program
  • Develop analytics to address customer needs and opportunities
  • Work alongside software developers and software engineers to translate algorithms into commercially viable products and services
  • Work in technical teams in development, deployment, and application of applied analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics
  • Perform exploratory and targeted data analyses using descriptive statistics and other methods
  • Work with data engineers on data quality assessment, data cleaning and data analytics
  • Generate reports, annotated code, and other projects artifacts to document, archive, and communicate your work and outcomes
  • Share and discuss findings with team members


  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • GPA equal or greater than 3.0
  • Ability and willingness to relocate to Schenectady, NY

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics

  • Master's Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Minimum of 1 year of analytics development for industrial applications in a commercial setting
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of one or more database platforms (e.g. SAS, PostgreSQL, Greenplum, Hadoop)
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of one or more programming languages (e.g. SPSS, SQL, Matlab Python, R, C#)
  • Demonstrated skill at data cleaning, data quality assessment, and using analytics for data assessment
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of applied analytics, descriptive statistics, machine learning, mathematical optimization, feature extraction and predictive analytics on industrial datasets
  • Demonstrated skill at data visualization and storytelling for an audience of stakeholders (e.g. JMP, Tableau, Matlab)
  • Demonstrated understanding of database architecture and necessary database management methods
  • Demonstrated awareness of real-time analytics development and deployment
  • Demonstrated awareness of industry and technology trends
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated awareness of critical thinking and problem solving methods
  • Strong business acumen and ability / willingness to learnWhy join one great company when you can join many? At GE, we're passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We're diverse, supporting our communities in more than 100 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team.GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world's most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Numerous products are qualified under ecomagination, GE's commitment to providing innovative solutions that maximize resources, drive efficiencies and help make the world work better. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE's largest industrial business. Follow GE Power & Water on Twitter @GE_PowerWater. Learn More about GE Power and Water Today! Welcome to Tech Valley! Just 3 hours from NYC, Boston, & Montreal, Schenectady, NY is part of New York's Capital Region which includes approximately 850,000 residents & growing as it welcomes high-tech industry surrounding local nanotechnology research. Rich in history, culture & arts, the area offers a quality of life & cost of living that are among the best in the country. With strong communities, a robust business environment, & opportunity for country, suburban or downtown living, the surrounding landscape, including the Adirondack Mountains & Lake George, provide year round recreation. Come see why we love the Capital Region!
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