Want your work to have an impact? Francesco Battocchio shares his view on life at Origami Energy

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28th March 2018
By Scott Gibson, Talent Acquisition Advisor
Francesco Battocchio, who joined us as a Data Scientist in our Optimisation team, recently shared with me his perspective on working at Origami Energy.

What do you most enjoy about Origami?

I’m enjoying the great learning experience and the challenges of working as a Data Scientist in a fast growing technology start-up. In addition, interacting across different company departments and being constantly exposed to the evolving dynamics of a disruptive energy business.

Describe a typical day for you at Origami?

A typical day for me involves meetings or one-to-one discussion with colleagues and external partners in order to define the requirements and the complexities of the data applications we’re developing. Then, this typically needs to be translated into mathematical models which can make the most out of the large amount of data collected by our platform. This process requires me to continuously learn new aspects of the business, of machine learning techniques, and of state of the art data visualisation tools – so there’s plenty to keep me occupied!

What is it like to work at a tech start up looking to make a difference?

It’s fun and a great learning experience. What we are doing is new and it’s done through collaboration with all the departments, as well as with international partners. You need to be ready to undertake new activities and to contribute to different projects when things are moving fast. This gives you the chance to be creative and to make a real impact in many aspects of the business.  

What were you doing prior to joining Origami?

Before joining Origami, I was a Research Scientist in Drilling Technologies in one of the world leader service providers for the Oil and Gas Industry. I was responsible for the development of numerical models, experimental analysis, and data analytics for new drilling tools.

 Why did you join Origami?

I have been very impressed by the mission of the company – to be a game changer in the energy market, and excited by the opportunity to contribute to the ambitious machine learning and modelling program enabling this. Coming from a career in research, I was looking for a role that could give me the opportunity to see my models applied more quickly and to make a direct impact on the business.

What’s your first 6 months at Origami been like?

It has been a very positive experience! Since the beginning, I have been able to take responsibility of data analytics projects and to dig into real data of different energy resources. I have enjoyed learning continuously and collaborating on different aspects of the business from operational to commercial. I’ve also had the opportunity to travel internationally to attend workshops with our partners.

We’re always looking for data-focused talented individuals who are looking to make an impact. If you think you’ve got the right experience and ambition to join us, then don’t hesitate to get in touch via recruitment@origamienergy.com

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