Data Analytics Specialist

<span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for&nbsp;a resourceful, curious and driven Data Analytics Specialist looking for a step up and a place to grow your career. </span>

Toronto, ON

Opus One Solutions

Opus One is a software engineering company that brings real-time energy management to the smart grid. Through its leading edge offering GridOS&trade;, Opus One delivers a new level of visibility and control to electricity distribution through sophisticated engineering analytics designed to solve and optimize complex power flows. Seamlessly integrating with utility data systems, GridOS&trade; provides powerful grid management capabilities and unlocks greater potential for distributed energy resources including renewable generation, energy storage and responsive demand. GridOS&trade; further facilitates the implementation and management of microgrids from homes to communities for unparalleled grid resiliency and value to the electricity customer.

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Overview: <p><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Creating a planet fueled by reliable, clean energy isn&rsquo;t what keeps us up at night; it&rsquo;s what gets us out of bed every morning. At Opus One Solutions, we pursue solutions that will change how countries access and distribute electrical energy. From microgrids that keep things running in the event of an outage to how Tesla's latest batteries can help accelerate the integration of renewable energy. From how electric utilities can optimize their operations and reduce their carbon footprint to how every homeowner will feed energy into a power grid fueling the electrical sharing economy.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At Opus One Solutions, we believe some of the best talent in the tech industry share our passion for delivering technology that matters and will make a difference in our lifetime and beyond. We want to work with people who love the complexities of software; who believe in its power to transform the world into a better place.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Good people know that great ideas are everywhere and what matters most is practical execution. Turning vision into reality is the hard part. But, when it&rsquo;s creating technical solutions that support access to renewable energy, it&rsquo;s an engineering feat worth contributing to.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>The opportunity </strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Reporting to the Program and Operations Manager, we are looking for a Data Analytics Specialist who wants to make a difference in the way our clients use our core product, GridOS. This is an opportunity to find the value hidden in the raw data generated through the use of our product and transform it in a way that will positively impact the lives of our clients.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will focus on:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Statistical analysis to determine if there are underlying technical or physical problems in our clients&rsquo; grid.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Integrating our data set with the client&rsquo;s existing data set to understand power consumption, efficiencies and inefficiencies from a historical and a future perspective. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Finding further value in our systems and the systems the clients already have in place. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Working closely with consulting team for project related work including building a repeatable, automated process and contributing to product updates.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your work will help our project teams at Opus One execute multi-million-dollar projects in the grid modernization and renewable energy spaces.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are you?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are a resourceful, curious and driven Data Analytics Specialist looking for a step up and a place to grow your career. You want to dive deep and come out with solutions that ensure people are empowered with the information they need to make the best possible decisions. You have the technical skills to quickly pick up any number of open source tools or build the analytical tools you need for successful project delivery. You want to apply your knowledge and expertise working for a company with a greater purpose; one that cares about our planet.</span></p> <p><strong>What will our new Data Analytics Specialist do?</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Apply the results from numerous GridOS deployments (e.g., reports, trends, graphs, charts, etc.) to create, update and maintain automated data extracts (ETL) and dashboard visualizations.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Interface and integrate output data from GridOS with data from existing client BI/Operational Systems to produce client-specific dashboards and relevant documentation. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collect, analyze and utilize the output results from numerous GridOS deployments to develop standard solution sets for Distribution Planning, System Operations and Market Operations.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Liaise, work and support relevant internal Opus One team(s) to ensure any client deliverables, related to GridOS deployments, are completed.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop and maintain critical relationships with Client IT and Engineering teams and Opus One&rsquo;s internal Consulting and DevOps team. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Create monthly status reports for departmental, divisional and company updates.</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>The education.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or another relevant degree. Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification considered a definite asset.</span></li> <li><strong>The experience. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have 5 to 7 years of hands-on experience leading or supporting various big data/data analytics projects and programs. You strive to provide customers/clients with personalized and efficient service while anticipates their needs and quickly follows up on contacts and queries. </span></li> <li><strong>The technical skills.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> You have expertise with:</span> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Databases and Big Data tools like PostgreSQL, MySQL, Cassandra, Apache Hadoop </span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Reporting packages like BusinessObjects.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scripting language such as Python or Ruby.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Statistical software such as Excel, SPSS, SAS.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Data visualization and dashboards in tools like Splunk, Tableau.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>The communication skills.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> You have excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills. You can create comprehensive internal and client-facing documents, reports and presentations. You can work with internal and external clients at any level; translating technical to non-technical and building a trusting relationship.</span></li> <li><strong>The initiative</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">.&nbsp;You are proactive in seizing opportunities and eager to act upon them immediately. You are serious about taking responsibility for your actions and love to address problems before asked. </span></li> <li><strong>The flexibility. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are comfortable with flexible working hours, working with a virtual/onsite multidisciplinary team and are comfortable making critical decisions. You can travel with minimal notice throughout North America up to twice a month.</span></li> <li><strong>The extra knowledge. <span style="font-weight: 400;">While not required, it would be beneficial to have familiarity with:</span><br /></strong> <ul> <li><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Electrical Utility Operational Systems.</span><br /></strong></li> <li><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Geographic Information System (GIS).</span><br /></strong></li> <li><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Customer Information System (CIS).</span><br /></strong></li> <li><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP).</span><br /></strong></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Why join Opus One Solutions</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Opus One is growing! After spending the last four years under the radar focused on research and pilot projects we&rsquo;re ready to shine as one of Canada&rsquo;s top 10 game-changers named by CIX Cleantech! We are deploying exciting microgrid projects in North America and have partnerships with leading energy players such as Tesla and Advanced Microgrid Solutions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collectively, we are fanatical about the work we do. Our leadership has assembled carefully selected teams with some of the best strategic visionaries - and executors - in technology and the clean energy space. From the newest team member to the company founders, we are all driven by one common goal: to accelerate the integration of clean and sustainable energy in North America and the world.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a team and a company, we are committed to working with like-minded people, with opinions and thoughts of their own that will contribute to our innovation and evolution. We equally want to work with people who like to get outside and spend time together on team outings, special events, to grab lunch or take part in off-site brainstorming retreats. There&rsquo;s a lot of humility at Opus One Solutions. No one person is going to know it all &ndash; it&rsquo;s too complicated. We must work and innovate together to get the job done.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If Opus One Solutions aligns with what you care about, we&rsquo;d love to start a conversation and learn more about you. Opus One Solutions welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.</span></p>