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Python Software Engineer

Date: Feb 11, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: nrg

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.


At NRG, we apply advanced analytics and modeling to address challenging business problems. Within our Texas mass markets retail business, which includes Reliant Energy, we aim to promote customized offerings: the right product offered through the right channel, with the right message at the right time for each current or prospective customer. To accomplish this, we leverage our data via predictive modeling, statistical analyses, and optimization. We are looking for a talented software engineer to develop Python packages to streamline our analytics work; enable common, scalable analytical computing environments on demand; and deploy our reports and predictive models into production.  This position is part Software Engineer, part DevOps Engineer, and part Data Engineer.  If you like variety and starting projects from scratch, this is the job for you!

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop custom Python packages to help our analysts connect to various data sources; provide convenient methods of joining and transforming data in ways common to our workflow
  • Prepare a common analytics environment that analysts can deploy on demand via internal cloud or Amazon Web Services, and access via Jupyter Notebooks
  • Mentoring code development best practices. This is an awesome opportunity to develop your leadership skills.
  • Automate data pipelines
  • Deploy predictive models and reports into production
  • Manage Git Repositories
  • Manage AWS Cloud Infrastructure

Degree (BS, MS, or PhD) in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Information Systems preferred; any STEM BS, MS or PhD with appropriate work experience will be considered.

- 5+ years of professional Python software design and development
- 2+ years automating jobs on Amazon Web Services

- 2+ years administering an open source database such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
- Experience with Hadoop/Spark a plus

- Linux administration experience a plus

Technical Skills:
- Expert-level Python programming

- Test-driven development

- Monitoring systems and data pipelines

- Proficient with the following Python packages: SQLAlchemy, flask, pandas, sphinx, and pytest

- Linux server administration

- Git


- Continuous Integration Deployment (Gitlab-ci, Ansible, Jenkins, or equivalent)

- Containerized Environments (Docker, LXC)

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to design Python software from scratch

- Desire to automate everything

- Good communication skills

- Independent and self-driven worker

- Creative problem solver

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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