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Data Scientist II

Date:  Nov 19, 2022
Job ID:  3346

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Full Remote (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's Financial Planning & Analysis team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Data Scientist II position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Independently performs highly complex statistical and machine learning analytics of large (Big Data) data sets in order to provide statistical, predictive and prescriptive insights to the organization.  The level II is for fully qualified, seasoned professionals with a full understanding of their business or organizational domains. They use their experience and understanding to select appropriate datasets, and apply appropriate analytical methods to create Machine Learning Models and Statistical Analyses to solve business problems. Data Scientists in this role develop production quality models that resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways that can be utilized by other departments and/or customers to forecast and plan more effective operations.


Data Scientists at this level are recognized for their analytical creativity and understanding of advanced data science techniques and strategies such as Regression, clustering, decision trees, random forests, NLP, etc.


Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.


Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop production quality complex analytics and machine learning models where analysis of data requires the evaluation of a multitude of factors.
  • Participate in data science mentoring efforts.
  • Provides leadership for cross-functional projects and enterprise data and analytics solutions.
  • Effectively communicates and collaborates across groups to provide insights to the organization.
  • Collaborates and contributes to data science standards and methodologies.
  • Collaborates and builds productive relationships with various internal and externa departments to understand departmental issues and provides solutions to moderately complex problems.
  • Clarify business requests for assistance and document business requirements taking a broad perspective to identify solutions.
  • Devise possible solutions and plan solution development.
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building user solutions by processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
  • Carries out data mining using state-of-the-art methods.
  • Performs ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner.
  • Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis.
  • Manages multiple large scale, end-to-end data science projects simultaneously.
  • Optimize joint development efforts through appropriate database use and project design.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, Data Science or other relevant quantitative field; or equivalent experience
  • At least three years of experience leading Data Science projects.
  • Experience with prioritizing multiple small Data Science initiatives.
  • Experience with creating project overviews and effort estimates.
  • SQL and NOSQL experience.
  • Experience with mentoring data scientists and business users.
  • Experience building, tuning, and managing the creation of machine learning models for business applications including data cleansing, ordering and tagging (data wrangling).
  • Solid experience with data scripting languages such as Python, and R. Experience in SQL and data manipulation techniques.
  • Experience with Machine Learning, Data Science algorithm visualization.
  • Solid understanding of Machine Learning techniques such as Regression, clustering, decision trees, random forests, NLP, etc.
  • Functional knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS.
  • Ability to present findings in the data in a clear and concise manner, using visualization (e.g. creating dashboards) and narrative formats.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills with ability to balance competing priorities.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to naturally explain difficult technical topics to everyone from data scientists to engineers to business partners.

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in quantitative field
  • Experience with working with AWS, Azure or other cloud-based platforms.
  • Experience working with SAP data.
  • Natural curiosity and desire to learn, a passion for solving real world problems.
  • Demonstrable track record of dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience working with SAP HANA database and using HANA studio.

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue