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Senior Energy Optimization Analyst

Full Time • Posted April 18

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Company Description

Ascend Analytics is an innovative software and services company focused on power system analytics.  Energy portfolios and markets have increased in complexity, making decision analysis more difficult.  Ascend's solutions provide the core analytic infrastructure to streamline processes, enhance understanding, and support decisions. With headquarters in Boulder, CO, our solutions are used by dozens of energy companies in North America, South America, and Europe.  Our management team has over 60 years of direct energy experience, and our focus remains on the analytic and data infrastructure that supports decision analysis from the next hour to the next thirty years.  

Job Description

Senior Energy Optimization Analyst 
This position will help Ascend Analytics bring energy analytics to support energy decision analysis in resource planning, renewable generation, energy storage, energy risk management software to electric utilities and other energy industry clients. We’d like someone who brings industry expertise, a fresh perspective and a desire to make a big impact.  The ideal candidate has a strong background in the energy industry, economics, finance or engineering and exhibits high levels of leadership and professionalism. We are seeking talented individuals with a serious commitment to energy analytics, software, empirical modeling, financial engineering and portfolio management. 


Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Perform quantitative analysis and work collaboratively
  • Devise new approaches to represent results that provide support for decision analysis
  • Assimilate complex information into readily understood reports and presentations
  • Perform in-depth analysis of power market operations
  • Provide clients with expertise in the areas of analytic modeling for risk management, asset valuation, resource planning, and renewable integration
  • Solve complex analytic problems to make mission critical decisions for energy supply
  • Apply “best business practices” and standards for energy risk management and relate them to the Ascend software solution
  • Write documentation, specify software functionality and develop training videos
  • Serve as a technical resource for scoping, building, deploying, and launch activities
  • Provide clients with on-site and web-based software training
  • Devise new approaches to represent results that provide real-time support for decision analysis

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork skills and work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and problem solve with minimum supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated track record of working with clients and team
  • Knowledge of structured programming
  • Proficiency with analytic software programming (SAS, R, Python or other languages)
  • Familiarity with database programs (SQL, Oracle)

Education and Experience

  • 3-5 years Energy industry experience, including knowledge of deregulated power market operations
  • Financial engineering background, including knowledge of stochastic processes, Monte Carlo simulation, option pricing theory and numerical methods
  • Educational training in operations research/optimization methods, especially as it relates to power systems.
  • Software development experience
  • Project management experience
  • Must have a Master’s or PhD; advanced degrees in finance, economics, engineering, and energy may be preferable

Please sent your resume and transcripts along with a cover letter telling us why you'd be a great addition to our team to: [email protected] 

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