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Associate Data Scientist (Part-Time) - IT Nuclear

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Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location(s): Jupiter, FL, US, 33478

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  59334 


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Position Specific Description


***Individuals must be currently enrolled in a Master's Degree Program in-order to qualify***


You will become a member of a Digital transformation team, leveraging Data Science in automating different tasks of the plant operation such as preventive & predictive maintenance, work scheduling and planning and Material Inventory Control. This will be performed based on Enterprise and IoT data stored in the cloud. You will contribute to the implementation of a state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies in an actual high-end industrial platform to achieve a “smart” and more efficient plant operations   



  • Develop Machine Learning models using state of the art technologies 
  • Collaborate in the implementation of the Data Science models in Nextera AWS platform 
  • Contribute to the expansion of the IoT technology usage and its integration with Artificial Intelligence 
  • Collaborate in the development of Deep Learning models applying the latest in the Natural 


Language Processing (NLP) and Computer Vision technologies 

  • Collaborate in investigating the introduction of other technologies such as Wearables and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and their interaction with Data Science applications 


Required Skills: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Master's Degree Program
  • Bachelor level in a technology field 
  • Knowledge of the basic concepts of Machine Learning 
  • Programing skills in Python or R with a special focus on machine learning packages such as pandas and sklearn 
  • Experience in Deep Learning platforms such as TensorFlow 
  • Good Communication skills 


Preferred Skills: 

  • Background in statistics 
  • Experience in the AWS Data Science applications such as Sagemaker     
  • Experience in developing Data Visualization dashboards 

Job Overview

This position is responsible for developing algorithms, modeling techniques, and optimization methods that support many aspects of NextEra and FPL business. Employees in this role use knowledge of machine learning, optimization, statistics, and applied mathematics along with abilities in software engineering with a focus on distributed computing and data storage infrastructure (i.e., “Big Data”).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops machine learning, optimization and other modeling solutions
  • Prepares comprehensive documented observations, analyses and interpretations of results including technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses
  • Works with big data and distributed computing platforms
  • Develops software and contributes to product development
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: 0+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  College Part Time
Job Category:  Science, Research, and Technology
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  No


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


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