Energy Analytics Developer, Forecasting and Optimization

Ascend Analytics Published: December 13, 2019
Boulder, CO
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Energy / Information Technology /

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~ Ascend Analytics is an innovative “green tech” software service company focused on energy analytics that are transforming the electric grid to renewables. ~

Ascend's solutions provide the analytics to support critical power supply decisions from operating strategies over the next hour, to hedging and budgeting decisions over the next five years, to long-term investment and resource planning decisions over the next thirty years.

Position Overview

We're seeking candidates for the position of Energy Analytics Developer, Forecasting and Optimization. We're looking for talented individuals with a serious commitment to energy system modeling to join our team in Boulder, CO.

If you want to help shape a new future of a cleaner and more cost-effective energy supply and work with an industry-leading software company with dedicated and talented people who are passionate about our future, this could be a great fit.

Job Responsibilities

Solve complex analytic problems to make mission critical decisions for energy supply by:

  • Translating requirements into model formulation
  • Implementing forecasting and optimization models for operation and
  • valuation of renewable resources and battery storage
  • Develop both prototype models and production software

Note: This position also involves computational stochastic optimization, decision making under uncertainty, statistical learning, algorithms in statistics and finance applications, stochastic search, simulating high penetrations of wind and solar energy, optimizing generation under uncertainty, and planning and control of energy storage.


Skills & Knowledge:

  • Experience in Python and relevant libraries (e.g., NumPy, Pandas, SciPy)
  • Time series modeling and advanced statistics
  • Optimization methods and commercial solvers
  • Familiarity with database programs (SQL, Oracle)
  • Knowledge of wholesale electricity market a plus
  • Ability to communicate with impact and confidence, both verbally and in writing
  • Pro-active self-starter
  • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork skills and work ethic
  • Interest in learning about and deploying novel software solutions

Education & Experience:

  • PhD or MS in Computer Science, Operations Research, or Power Systems
  • 3+ years of industry or academic experience in the field


  • Negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ascend highly values our employees and often pays above industry average.
  • We offer flexible work hours with a relaxed environment and opportunities for advancement.
  • Excellent benefits are available, including medical, dental, vision, and a 401k plan.
  • Ascend values their employees' overall well-being and we contribute a monthly stipend to any gym membership our employees choose.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter telling us why you'll be a great fit!

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