NRG Careers


Date Posted: Nov 14, 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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Job Summary:


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 analysis, and optimization. If you love data, programming, creative problem solving, and communicating results, you will fit right in.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Apply machine learning or Bayesian statistics to optimize marketing efforts with respect to customer acquisition, retention, attrition, and pricing
  • Work with the marketing team to plan and analyze A/B tests
  • Develop useful visualizations
  • Cooperate with software engineers to automate reports and develop applications
  • Translate, communicate, and present results and recommendations to non-technical audiences
  • Lead and help develop junior analysts


Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.
  • NRG is a fast-paced company with a significant volume of projects.  Change is the norm.
  • Some travel may be required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or a STEM related degree.  
  • 3+ years in statistical modeling and quantitative analysis in industry or full time academic research
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Statistical modeling and analysis skills 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree (MS or PhD) in a quantitative field is strongly preferred, such as Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Economics.
  • Strong SQL skills/understanding of relational databases 
  • Knowledge of Econometrics
  • Experience with optimization algorithms a plus
  • Hadoop experience with big data a plus
  • Previous retail electricity experience preferred
  • Previous marketing experience preferred
  • Comfortable working in Linux a plus
  • Survival modeling a plus
  • Knowledge of Bayesian statistics a plus
  • SAS or R programming a plus
  • Data manipulation in a Hadoop environment a plus


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of the use and interpretation of graduate level multivariate statistical techniques and sampling methods, such as multi-variants regression, ANOVA, factor analysis, cluster analysis, and principal components analysis
  • Ability to work as a team member in a fast paced environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies and new analytics models/techniques as needed
  • Ability to translate complex business issues into achievable analytical learning objectives and actionable analytical projects
  • Strategic marketing mindset and firm understanding of key marketing and financial concepts
  • Have you done any interesting analytics projects for fun? We would love to see them!

Physical Requirements:

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.


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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