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Scientist - Renewable Energy Forecasting

Albany NY

AWS Truepower, a UL company, is a global renewable energy firm providing quality, innovative energy engineering and advisory services to project developers and operators, investors, utilities, government agencies, and manufacturers.


Job Description

AWS Truepower is currently seeking a Scientist to support the renewable energy forecasting operations group. The position requires a combination of meteorological and programming knowledge and skills to perform tasks such as writing software applications in support of operational forecasting systems within a real-time 24x7 data delivery environment, and evaluating forecast performance. Prospective candidates will be expected to have a strong professional and/or educational record with excellent mathematical and statistical modeling skills.


Job Duties:

Interact with meteorologists and programmers to develop and implement accurate and efficient approaches to operational forecasting for a variety of weather-sensitive applications;

Create, modify, and maintain software programs to aid in the accuracy, functionality, and usability of operational forecasting systems;

Monitor forecasted and observed weather conditions to identify hazards that may have critical impacts on client operations: and,

Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in meteorology, engineering, statistics, physics or related field

2+ years on-the-job programming experience in a Unix/Linux environment or demonstrable programming ability

Experience in programming with at least one high-level language, such as Fortran, Perl, C/C++, or Python

Authorization to work in the U.S. (without sponsorship)

Write, modify, execute, and maintain software

Strong communication (spoken and written) and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Ability to work effectively with colleagues, meet deadlines, perform high-quality data analyses, assess and validate results, and work on several projects simultaneously.


Desired Skills/Qualifications:

Knowledge, education, or experience in the renewable energy industry

Experience with web programming languages and databases, such as JavaScript, Ajax, PHP, CSS, and MySQL

Familiarity with Java-based XML REST and SOAP web services

Experience with machine learning techniques and algorithms


Additional Information

Minimal travel may be required

Salary is commensurate with experience.

We offer an exciting work environment in a rapidly growing industry, competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Our corporate headquarters are located in Albany, NY. We have additional offices located in California, Spain India, Mexico and Brazil.



AWS Truepower is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, military status, genetic predisposition, or any other basis protected by law.

Posted April 6, 2017

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