Senior Data Scientist - Power System Analytics
Southfield , Michigan
October 22, 2017
Eaton Corporation has an opening for a Senior Data Scientist - Power System Analytics, in the Corporate Research & Technology organization.
Corporate Research & Technology focuses on the front end of innovation by:  conducting research to advance the state of the art, emphasizing cross-business impact technologies, and innovating to provide Eaton’s customers’ with safe, efficient, and reliable power management solutions.
The Data Analytics  team has the principal goal of identifying, developing, and justifying commercialization of significant growth opportunities for diverse Eaton businesses by developing advanced data science technologies including machine learning and sensor fusion and applying them to intelligent devices, systems and services..
The Senior Data Science Specialist is expected to lead technology strategy and execution for power system applications in distribution grid, microgrid and buildings. This includes acquiring resources, funding and establishing key partnerships both internally and externally to drive technological advancement. They will be responsible for meeting the schedule, scope, cost and technical targets for all research and development efforts under his/her control.
The Senior Data Science Specialist should serve as a subject matter expert within the area of Power System Data Analytics for Eaton. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with the external technical community and academia, active participation in industry or technical groups and events, publishing papers, etc. Finally as a subject matter expert internally the Engineering Specialist will be expected to mentor junior staff and consult with internal business & engineering customers.
Essential functions include:
  • Leads complex global technology realization programs/projects utilizing our internal project execution processes, including Gate Reviews, Design Reviews, and Technical Reviews.
  • Project lead is the single point of contact for the entire project. Responsible for creating, executing and tracking all the milestones for the entire project. Assigns roles and responsibilities for the project team members.
  • Program lead is responsible for setting the strategy for an entire program that can encompass multiple projects. Responsible to assign project leads and technical leads for all program activities. The single point of contact to upper management for all program activities.
  • Serve as (or support) Program Managers in the development of detailed project plans and value proposition. Lead globally diverse cross-functional project teams effectively and manage selected projects under the guidelines of our internal stage-gate process.
  • Leads the development of strategies for technology roadmaps for specific applications that are linked to and supportive of the overall CRT and business strategies. 
  • Participates and presents in ideation events (Innovation Summits, Design Bursts, etc.)
  • Serves as Principal Investigator in government proposal preparation and/or project execution
  • Initiates and develops solid relationships with both engineering and business leaders within Eaton  to drive strong business cases for new commercial applications and acquire needed resources and funding
  • Identifies leading external partnerships, outside technologies and best practices to bring to Eaton
  • Leads open innovation events with universities and external institutes that align with Power Block strategy
  • Serves as a subject matter expert externally and internally. This includes leadership/active participation in external industry and technical groups, mentoring junior level staff and consulting internal business and engineering partners.


Basic Qualifications 
  • Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with predictive modeling using machine learning and sensor fusion techniques with application to power systems.
  • Software development skills in one or more high level languages (R/C#/C/C++/Java/Python) and rapid prototyping platform (MATLAB/SIMULINK)  
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future
Position criteria:
  • Domain knowledge in microgrid, smart grid and commercial building energy management is highly desired.
  • Experience developing and realizing predictive modeling and machine learning techniques for power consumption and demand prediction, renewable energy resource forecasting, system and component reliability assessment in practical physical systems.
  • Ability to prototype machine learning and sensor fusion algorithms and apply them data driven solutions to problems in new domains and strong business acumen and the ability to understand and formulate compelling value propositions, and to understand and drive through value and adoption chains.
  • Experience in building production-grade machine learning and sensor fusion based solutions end to end is a plus
  • Experience with big data and cloud platforms Hadoop, Spark, MS Azure and etc. is highly desired.
  • Experience in leading projects with multiple stakeholders in matrix organizations and strong program management skills. Ability to apply six sigma methodologies including QFD, design of experiments, and reliability engineering in the course of their work.
  • Proven track record for IP generation and publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals is highly desired.
  • Experience in writing government proposals is also desired; demonstrated success as evidenced by being selected for funding and successful execution of government sponsored projects is preferred.
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics with research focus on predictive modeling.
  • Green belt certification in DFSS or DMAIC is highly desired.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: CTO Corporate Technology Office

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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