Senior Energy Analytics Software Developer

Ascend Analytics is looking for a Senior Analytics Software Developer.


Date posted

Oct. 19, 2016 12:00 am

Application deadline

Dec. 19, 2016 12:00 am


Ascend Analytics


  • United States

Job description

Who We Are

Founded in 2002, Ascend Analytics is a software development company that provides portfolio and risk management solutions for the energy industry. Our solutions are part of the “clean tech” energy revolution delivering core analytic infrastructure and data to chief risk officers, portfolio managers, and strategic planners.

Ascend provides a collaborative work culture involving frequent interaction with clients where individual initiative and creativity are highly valued. The environment at Ascend offers employees an opportunity to learn, grow, and take on responsibilities sooner than what may be offered in larger corporations. Interactions with senior management happen on a daily basis and hard work never goes unnoticed.

We have offices in Boulder, CO, Oakland, CA and Bozeman, MT and are constantly working on solving exciting and challenging problems. We offer flexible work hours with a relaxed environment and opportunities for domestic and international travel. Excellent benefits are available, including medical, dental, vision, and a 401k plan. Ascend values their employees’ overall well-being and we contribute a monthly stipend to any gym membership our employees choose.

Senior Energy Analytics Software Developer

We are looking for a Senior Analytics Software Developer who will be responsible for advancing software solutions for the management of large energy supply and trading portfolios. Your strong analytical skills and ability to develop innovative problem solving solutions will advance the decision analysis infrastructure of energy companies, Fortune 500 utilities, and i-banks. Additional responsibilities will include developing feature enhancements to model the financial and physical uncertainties of generation assets, energy markets, and hydro storage facilities. You will also be responsible for coordinating with staff to support testing of your development activities. We're looking for talented individuals with a serious commitment to software development, empirical modeling, and financial engineering.

Job Responsibilities

  • Solve complex analytic problems to make mission critical decisions for energy supply.
  • Apply leading software development practices and standards to develop robust and maintainable software.
  • Develop abstract analytic models to solve complex problems for decision analysis
  • Maintain an active role in every part of the software development life cycle
  • Optimize and enhance computational efficiency of algorithms and software design
  • Design data structures and visualization of results to provide users actionable intelligence and situational awareness of supporting data.
  • Interact directly with customers on new features for future product releases.
  • Provide thought leadership to software design and solutions
  • Provide technical support internally and externally
  • Communicate technical design verbally and written

Skills & Knowledge

  • Proficiency with analytic software programming (SAS, MATLAB, R, or Other Languages)
  • Mathematical and statistical programming
  • Familiarity with relational databases (Oracle and MS SQL)
  • Analytic programming, financial engineering, economics, including knowledge of stochastic processes, econometrics, statistics, Monte Carlo simulation, derivatives, optimization, and numerical methods
  • Analytic reasoning and complex problem solving involving mathematical programming and big data
  • Understanding of parallel computing

Education & Experience

  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in Operations Research, Computer Science, Statistics, Econometrics, or related field; higher degrees encouraged
  • Strong background and interest in software engineering

Apply at:

Ascend Analytics, LLC
1877 Broadway Street, Suite 706
Boulder, CO 80302
303-415-1400 x1005 

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