Data Scientist


Data Scientist

Location: Cambridge or London

Who we are

Origami Energy was founded in 2013 with a vision to make energy cheaper, greener and more secure. As the world strives to achieve increasingly stringent sustainable energy targets, we believe an intelligent, coordinated network of diverse assets delivers the most cost-effective, secure and flexible solution. Energy flexibility (ability of an energy asset to turn up/down or on/off) is becoming increasingly valuable to help balance electricity systems around the world, as increasing amounts of inflexible and intermittent renewable generation is added to the energy mix.

We have developed intelligent, versatile and secure technology to optimally generate value from this flexibility, in real-time. This technology enables flexibility providers to generate better financial returns from their assets and flexibility users to buy, sell and trade better.

We provide technology through strategic partnership agreements with energy suppliers and traders. We also provide fully funded, turnkey energy storage solutions designed to reduce energy bills, generate new income streams and enhance energy security.  Our technology is architected to deliver global solutions and is already tested and commercially proven in the highly deregulated UK energy market.

What you’ll get to do

We are now looking to add an enthusiastic and passionate Data Scientist to our team in Cambridge who is keen to tackle real world and commercially-crucial challenges. The candidate will collaborate very closely with the wider team of commercial analysts and optimisation experts. This way the candidate will gain deep insight to all the commercial, pricing and optimisation activities. The candidate will learn from best practises in academia and within the industry.

What it’s like to work here:

  • Competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including;
    • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (plus ability to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday)
    • Equity in the company
    • Pension
    • Life insurance
    • Season ticket loan
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Cash Health Plan
    • Retail discounts
  • Friendly, open plan office on the prestigious Cambridge Science Park and close to the Cambridge North station or brand new office with a gorgeous roof terrace based in Vauxhall in London
  • Flexible working hours and informal dress code
  • Quarterly All-Company meetings and recognition
  • Regular team socials

What we’re looking for

Required experience:

  • Highly quantitative degree from a good university, e.g. Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Operational Research – Masters equivalent or PhD
  • Fluent in Python, ideally experienced in the use of the following:
    • Data manipulation (pandas)
    • Numerical analysis (numpy, scipy)
    • Machine learning (sklearn, keras)
  • Practical knowledge in applying machine learning techniques
  • Well-versed in model construction and evaluation
  • Experience with developing deterministic and stochastic models
  • Practical work experience with time-series data, dealing with problems such as auto-correlation, non-stationarity etc.
  • Familiar with APIs and data scraping
  • Experience with effective data visualisation

Desirable experience:

  • Experience in database design, construction, and interaction
  • Experience with big data packages such as Spark and Hadoop
  • Understanding of real-world physics and engineering associated with supply and consumption of electricity
  • Working within fast-paced commercial environment with high uncertainty
  • Working within the energy sector
  • Rapid prototyping within an R&D environment

How to apply

Email us your CV and a covering letter to

Origami Energy is an equal opportunities employer, committed to staff welfare and professional development.

Origami Energy has a responsibility to ensure that all staff are eligible to live and work in the UK and if you’re invited to interview you’ll be requested to provide proof of your eligibility to work.

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