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Data Science Associate (Full-time)

More than a billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. Odyssey Energy Solutions is a Boulder, Colorado-based start-up tackling this global challenge with a big goal: to rapidly scale rural electrification projects around the world by streamlining and reducing the costs of developing and financing solar microgrids. Our big data investment and asset management platform is catalyzing the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars into the mini-grid and solar home system sectors across Africa. We are well-funded, have great market traction, a great product and a highly collaborative, motivated team that has fun working hard together. We were just recently awarded the Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Role

As Data Science Associate, you’d be in a critical role advancing our company’s data technology and processes. Your responsibilities would include:

  • Generating analyses from live data feeds across disparate sources with our proprietary big data analytics platform
  • Customizing our data solutions to the needs of our clients, who are conducting exciting and rigorous analyses on operating distributed energy systems in Africa
  • Supporting the continual ingestion and transformation of data from external APIs and files
  • Developing systems to proactively and reactively ensure the quality of the high volumes of data within our database
  • Writing scripts to process data as required for ad-hoc analyses
  • Communicating results of analyses succinctly with high-value clients when necessary
  • Interfacing with the software development team to integrate QA systems you’ve developed into our codebase

About you

You are a motivated self-starter who loves data! You are also highly collaborative, and excel at communicating with your colleagues. You can break down complex ideas and questions into clear, articulate results, and you are highly committed to data quality and integrity. And you are motivated to bring access to electricity to millions of people around the world who do not have it.

Requirements

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); Master’s degree preferred in data science or similar
  • Experience with data analysis frameworks and analytics tools such as Python, R or Matlab
  • Ability to manage and query large datasets using SQL; experience with nonrelational databases, especially Elasticsearch, preferred
  • Attention to detail, and an ability to adapt to new approaches
  • Experience with machine learning a plus
  • Coursework in energy/electrical engineering a plus
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Location

The location for this position is flexible. The team is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and you must be available to collaborate with the US team during the morning MDT.

 

Procurement Specialist (Contract)

More than a billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. Odyssey Energy Solutions is a Boulder, Colorado-based start-up tackling this global challenge with a big goal: to rapidly scale rural electrification projects around the world by streamlining and reducing the costs of developing and financing solar microgrids. Our big data investment and asset management platform is catalyzing the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars into the mini-grid and solar home system sectors across Africa. We are well-funded, have great market traction, a great product and a highly collaborative, motivated team that has fun working hard together. We were just recently awarded the Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Procurement Specialist will support the development of a new bulk procurement and logistics platform for the off-grid solar sector in Africa.

Duties
• Identifies key suppliers for engagement
• Defines terms and creates contracts for off-grid solar hardware suppliers
• Manages relationships with vendors, suppliers, and infrastructure project leads
• Provides strategic support to determine supplier cost and payment processes
• Leads the development of a bulk procurement and logistics platform

Relationships
This position will work alongside Odyssey’s leadership team to build out the bulk procurement and logistics platform and will manage the relationships with external parties (vendors, supplies, project leads) independently. The Procurement and Logistics Manager will report to the company CEO.

Skills/Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• Proven ability to manage and negotiate supplier contracts
• Experience determining supplier costs
• Previous experience in a major procurement/logistics function
• Deep expertise in sourcing & procurement for Africa-based infrastructure projects
• Proven ability to lead projects independently
• Experience working in multiple geographies (Europe, US, China), preferred

Who You Are
You are a go-getter with an ability to identify opportunities and build effective working relationships with anyone. You should have deep experience working in hardware procurement and logistics and feel comfortable making decisions independently.

Location

The location for this position is flexible. The team is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and you must be available to collaborate with the US team during the morning MDT.