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Data Scientist

Company name
Entergy Corporation

Location
New Orleans, LA

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Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans

Job Function: Other

FLSA Status: Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings: 1.00

Req ID: 76027

Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

This position can be located in Houston, TX or New Orleans, LA.

 

Job Summary/Purpose

Entergy is transforming its business through initiatives in Products and Services and Enterprise Analytics to develop new and innovative products that are responsive to evolving customer needs.  This role will be part of Entergy’s Enterprise Analytics organization, working closely with the customer-focused areas of our business to ideate, create, forecast, and improve our product offerings.  The Data Scientist – Products and Services will utilize data science techniques to develop insights around customer segmentation, propensity to adopt, switching, satisfaction/engagement lift, and demand elasticity.  The successful candidate will create forecasting and adoption propensity models; develop product-specific models; manage on-going product Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) work, including selecting and working with EM&V vendors; and develop cost-effectiveness, bill impacts, and load-shape analytics using stochastic modeling and covariance analysis. 

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Forecasting product-related financial impacts; customer needs; product adoption/propensity; economic, environmental, and customer satisfaction impacts; switching; and other related customer insights.

 

Manage the EM&V process and vendors, including working with external parties to attest to Entergy results.

 

Developing custom offer structuring models for products and services which require unique or one-off analysis.

 

Collaborate with data scientists, information technology, data engineering, and customer-areas to create models and insights which can be utilized in other, on-going analytics efforts.

 

Partner with Load Forecasting, Regulatory Services, Accounting, and Resource Planning personnel to reflect how products and services may impact forecasted load, revenue, and resource planning.

 

Create cost-effectiveness and load shape impact estimates for products using stochastic modeling and covariance analysis.

 

Minimum Requirements   

Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related field.

Preferred: MBA or other master’s degree in business or engineering field

 

Minimum experience required of the position

2+ years developing complex models in Excel.

2+ years creating forecasts, performing customer-related statistical analysis, or modeling customer insights.

Awareness of traditional simulation and customer-related analytics techniques.

Preferred: 2+ years working for an electric utility, competitive retailer, or vendor of products or services, Familiarity with reporting tools such as Cognos or Tableau,  Additional modeling skills in SAS, R, Matlab, and/or Python.

 

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

Customer-focused / commercial mindset. Demonstrable ability to develop models, create customer insights, and utilize complex modeling techniques. Strong communicator both at tactical and strategic levels with experience discussing complex topics in a simple, easy-to-understand way. Demonstrated teamwork skills and ability to execute projects in a matrix organization . Strong, demonstrated writing and presentation skills. Creativity and passion to develop new, innovative products for customers.

 

Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position

Prefer candidates with experience developing customer-focused models.

 

Working Conditions

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company.  Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

 

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

 

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

 

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

Company info

Entergy Corporation
Website : http://www.entergy.com

Company Profile
We suffered an employee fatality in 2012 and a contractor fatality in 2013. In 2012, employee lost-time injuries increased over 2011. This safety performance is devastating. We are working to build greater safety awareness and a stronger safety culture. Achieving an accident-free work environment for our employees and contractors remains a top priority.

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