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Analytics Team Internship

Smart Wires

1 month ago

Job type: Internship

Remote (USA Only)

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: Data

Do you have concerns about climate change or energy affordability and wonder if there is a job out there that would allow you to have massive impact on these critical issues?  Have you ever dreamed of working at a company that is filled with unusually passionate superstars and truly “walks-the-talk” around concepts like integrity, creating a true meritocracy, mutual respect, inclusion, and collaboration? If so, read on to see if Smart Wires might have the career opportunity that you have been dreaming about.


The Opportunity

You will be paired with an analytics team mentor, and during your internship you will be responsible for executing and supporting the team’s strategic objectives. Example projects include:

  •  Responsible for developing reproducible planning studies.
  • Developing, testing, and documenting models of Smart Wires field devices for RMS dynamic and transient stability studies in DIgSILENT PowerFactory, PSS/E, PSCAD, and other software platforms
  • Developing, testing, and implementing a new scalable practical optimization algorithm to solve a mixed-integer non-linear program for reliability planning
  • Building and validating production cost models from disperse data sets
  • Designing and building web-based calculators and dashboards that will be used by the Sales and Executive teams


The Ideal Candidate

While the following qualifications are preferred, they’re not required. We encourage motivated, tech savvy candidates to apply, even if they do not obtain all of the following skills or experiences:

  • Working towards or recently finished undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a quantitative field (Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related)
  • Passionate or curious about the global electric utility industry
  • Experienced with scientific computing languages (preferably Python, R, or Julia)
  • Responsible and committed
  • An innovative creative problem solver
  • An empathetic team player


Understanding of some or all of the following is required

  • Commercial power flow software (e.g. PowerFactory, PowerWorld, PSS/E, or PSLF)
  • Version control systems (e.g. Git)


Application Process

If you have been reading closely, you wouldn’t expect a typical recruiting process. And, we’d hate to disappoint you. To begin our rather unique recruiting process, please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter which explains why you believe you would be the perfect fit for this job. Please note that your cover letter MUST specifically address each of the ideal qualifications described below. So, your first opportunity to impress us is...

  • Measurable Successes – Academics is one place where people typically compete with others in a (mostly) objective and fair environment. For that reason, it is great to see candidates that excelled at some type of school. But if you don’t have that, share something else that demonstrates your commitment to success, ideally competing against a group of other really motivated
  • Analytics Experience – Everyone who applies will have the required experience. In order to help us make the right choice, tell us why your experience is something we can’t live without.
  • It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye – Tell us about a boss or coworker that nearly or actually cried when you left their team (either in a business or academic environment) and your best guess as to the key reasons that they were nearly in tears. What is it specifically about you that they miss?
  • And Gosh Darn It, People Like You – Relate something that gives us confidence that if we were on an elevator with you and the elevator malfunctioned between floors, that we wouldn’t hate being stuck there with you for more than three hours while the doors are being repaired by the elevator services team.


The Company

Smart Wires develops and implements innovative technologies that advance the delivery of electricity. With our technology, electric utilities can maximize transfer capacity on their grids. This means more renewables, improved flexibility and stability, and less constraints, costs, community and environmental impact. With our next generation SmartValve™ technology, alongside our advanced analytics and consulting services, we are built to assist utilities solve problems and evolve the grid. Smart Wires is based in the United States, with corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley, European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and a global workforce.


The Culture

We are carefully engineering our culture to attract stunning performers who thrive in a "Freedom and Responsibility" culture. Borrowing heavily from the cultural breakthroughs offered by Netflix, this culture rejects tight management of detailed tasks, focusing instead on hiring great people capable of managing important missions with fairly limited direction and supervision.  We give even those with limited work experience the resources they need and believe that certain superstars are hard-wired to deliver nothing but truly excellent results.  This is an atmosphere of rapid professional development and incredible learning.  Our goal is to place superstars in every role so that we rely and trust each other to do our jobs brilliantly, knowing that this strategy ensures a fun, exciting workplace and nearly guarantees continued commercial success.

**Smart Wires is committed to diversity in our organization and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Smart Wires complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination and we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of any skin color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.**


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