Data Scientist

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Location: BALTIMORE, MD, United States
Organization: Baltimore Gas & Electric Co
Job ID: 245820
Date Posted: Jan 27, 2023
Job: Information Systems

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Be a part of something powerful at America's leading energy provider!

At Exelon, our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are a Fortune 200 company united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are empowered to evolve and advance their careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come, stay and grow -- whether that's in the role and path they start in or in new and exciting career opportunities across our business. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives, opportunities for career path changes, and health and retirement benefits.


Apply the scientific method to extract knowledge and insights from data, which may take the form of time-series (smart-meters, smart-grid, and other IoT), structured (relational data stores), and unstructured (text and multi-media) data sets. Train state of the art algorithmical models, including but not limited to tree-based approaches and neural networks, and implement those models into a production environment following the established MLOps approaches. Closely collaborate with various internal stakeholders, information architects, data engineers, project/program managers, and other teams to turn data into analytics-driven products and inform decision making. This requires understanding business needs, providing and receiving regular feedback, and planning the proper transfer of developed solutions. Validate findings with the business by sharing analysis outputs in a way that can be understood by business stakeholders. Become a subject matter expert in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, feature engineering, and high-performance computing. Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning and professional development in technical subject matter. Share knowledge with team members, and business stakeholders, and IT partners. A successful candidate will quickly adopt the team's established working processes and toolkit while growing his/her knowledge of the utilities industry. Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


  • Develop key predictive models that lead to delivering a premier customer experience, operating performance improvement, and increased safety best practices 
  • Analyze data using advanced analytics techniques in support of process improvement efforts using modern analytics frameworks, including but not limited to: Python, R, Scala, or equivalent; Spark, Hadoop file system and others 
  • Access and analyze data sourced from various Company systems of record. Support the development of strategic business, marketing, and program implementation plans. 
  • Provide expert data and analytics support to multiple business units 
  • Access and enrich data warehouses across multiple Company departments. Build, modify, monitor and maintain high-performance computing systems. 


Support business unit strategic planning while providing a strategic view on machine learning technologies. Advice and counsel key stakeholders on machine learning findings and recommend courses of action that redirect resources to improve operational performance or assist with overall emerging business issues. Provide key stakeholders with machine learning analyses that best positions the company going forward. Educate key stakeholders on the organizations advance analytics capabilities through internal presentations, training workshops, and publications.

This position is in BGE’s Advanced Data Science and Intelligence (ADSI) team which is part of the Smart Grid and Innovation group within the Technical Services Division. The successful candidate will support cutting edge utility related use-cases. The successful candidate will: 1. Support the ADSI team to accurately develop and train analytical models 2. Perform typical ETL tasks for use cases such as: a. Extracting Data from single or multiple Data Sources b. Transforming Data as per designed business logic. Transformation is a two steps process- data cleansing and data manipulation. c. Loading transformed data into the target data source or data warehouse. 3. Support the development of PowerBI and other dashboards for use cases.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree from a leading program in a Quantitative discipline. Ex: Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Finance, Operations Research, Physics, Statistics, or related field
  • Between 3-5 years of relevant experience analyzing multi-terabyte datasets is required (industry or academia). Previous research or professional experience applying advanced analytic techniques to large, complex datasets. Minimum of 1-2 years of professional experience in a data scientist role.
  • Strong knowledge in at least two of the following areas: machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical modeling, data mining, information retrieval, or data visualization.
  • Demonstratable experience in your analytics/statistics/visualization platform of choice, but preferably in the MS Azure suite as well as Python, SQL. Experience developing in Unix, using big data technologies like Spark, Dask, etc.
  • Experience working within an open source environment and Unix-based OS.
  • Ability to translate data analysis and findings into coherent conclusions and actionable recommendations to business partners, practice leaders, and executives. Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Master's or PhD from a leading program in a Quantitative discipline
  • Prior exposure to data structures pertaining to smart-meters, billing, or outage management systems. Prior exposure to the utilities or broader energy sector.
  • Solid understanding of relevant theories in machine learning, statistics, probability theory, data structures and algorithms, optimization, etc.
  • Expert level coding skills (Python, R, Scala, etc), and experience developing in a Unix environment.
  • Ability to translate executive and analytics leaders vision and guidance into methods and analytics. Strong time management and presentation skills. Experience presenting to diverse audiences including presenting to conferences and business symposia.

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