Smartwatt - Head Of Artificial Intelligence

Porto, Full time

Smartwatt is recruiting a Head of Data Science to join their amazing team!

Porto / Remote


About: Founded in 2008 as a spin off from INESC, Smartwatt is a company that develops solutions based on artificial intelligence, engineering and monitoring systems to optimize energy resources.
Their mission is to reshape the energy market taking it to another level through Artificial Intelligence, Renewable Production and Energy Efficiency. They are now looking to grow their team with a Head of Data Scientist. 
About the role:

This is a key-role at SMARTWATT, where the main responsibility will be to support the Intelligence business unit at this company, from product development to identify the right opportunities for leveraging SMARTWATT ability to drive AI business solutions.

The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes. 

Over the past ten years, SMARTWATT has stood out for its competence in developing tools to support decision making, based on Artificial Intelligence. SMARTWATT is a company focused on the development of advanced energy solutions for support in decision making. With a multidisciplinary team, it has been expanding the scope of its services. 

Their projects are mainly connected to the energy sector and their main challenge is the innovative side, which means that they were never done before and there is no established path to guide us. The output is usually a custom data model designed according to the needs of the client.

Your Key role: 
  • Supporting the design of an AI strategy
  • Growing our AI team by hiring and mentoring
  • Interfacing with non-technical stakeholders to Identify opportunities
  • Overseeing the developments at all stages of ML projects
  • Interfacing with engineering teams for data acquisition and model productization purposes
  • Ensuring technical excellence and the application of best, most innovative and valuable practices.
You are expected to have:
  • Have 3+ years of industry experience in building high performing ML teams;
  • Ability to hire, mentor and develop people;
  • Track record of creating ML solutions from scoping to productization;
  • Experience leading complex and ambiguous projects by following pragmatic and iterative approaches;
  • Experience interfacing with non-technical stakeholders, identifying opportunities and defining strategies to solve the problems in innovative and imaginative ways;
  • Great understanding of ML fundamentals in order to build algorithms and design experiments that will sustain custom-made tailored products for our customers;
  • Work closely with data engineering teams to define data collection strategies.
  • Ability to do hands-on work in all stages of ML projects, including research and deploy;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a results-oriented mindset.
  • Stay curious and enthusiastic about using algorithms to solve problems and enthuse others to see the benefit of those by developing prototypes and proof of concepts;
  • Good english level. 
You must have:
  • MSc in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or any other related area; 
  • Experience with ML/DL for the energy field 
  • Fluent in Python; 
  • Solid understanding of databases; 
  • Experience with big data technologies, streaming platforms, containerization and pipelines is a plus; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams, both in English and Portuguese.
  • Experience in working with Agile methodologies such as scrum.
  • Health Insurance;
  • Flexible working environment;
  • Work tools such as laptop and peripheral devices;
  • Extra days off;
  • Training and education opportunities;
  • Flexible benefits program;
  • Free Coffee :)
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