NRG Careers


Date Posted: Apr 15, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

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.

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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 developer to develop and deploy our predictive model and reporting applications, as well as develop and maintain proprietary Python packages.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and test applications that leverage predictive models and optimization routines or produce reports
  • Design, develop, and test custom Python packages that streamline workflows with commonly used code
  • Maintain and support application programs working within a team-oriented environment using various toolsets.
  • Ensure the successful transition from development to production including operations procedures and tools such as process control points, reports, and automated monitoring.
  • Regularly report status and raise issues/risks as appropriate. Anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks while eliminating roadblocks within control.
  • Collaborate with team members and business partner groups to identify and prioritize/reprioritize work when necessary.
  • Interact with external entities: vendors, service providers and product vendors.
  • Helps identify and recommend options, risks and alternatives to maintain and deliver a robust and stable infrastructure.
  • Requires skill and proficiency in many technical functions and ability to integrate across disciplines.
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, form of desired results, and integration of components.



  • 4+ years of professional Python software design and development.
  • Ability to design Python applications from scratch
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills.  Detail oriented, self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.  Ability to work well under pressure, remaining focused and calm in the face of distractions, changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.  Flexibility, dedication, and team-spirit is a must
  • Ability to work independently for monitoring, installation, configuration, testing, and deployment.
  • Requires skill and proficiency in many technical functions and ability to integrate across disciplines.
  • Expert-level Python programming
  • Test-driven development
  • Monitoring systems and data pipelines
  • Proficient with at least one of the following Python packages: SQLAlchemy, flask, pandas, sphinx, and pytest
  • Git
  • SQL
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment (Gitlab-ci, Ansible, Jenkins, or equivalent)


Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Automating jobs on Amazon Web Services a plus
  • Experience with Hadoop/Spark a plus
  • Linux administration experience a plus
  • 2+ years administering an open source database such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Linux server administration
  • Containerized Environments (Docker, LXC)


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Desire to automate everything
  • Good communication skills
  • Independent and self-driven worker
  • Creative problem solver


Working Conditions

  • Professional office environment. 
  • Team work environment in cube or open work area
  • Willingness to work overtime hours as necessary, especially during critical issue resolution and to achieve project milestones



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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