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Director of Innovation

Date Posted: 10/7/2021

Job #1587130
Permanent
Houston, Texas
Director

Lucas Group is conducting a search for a Director of Innovation on behalf of a cutting edge & rapidly expanding energy software company located in Houston. This is a newly formed, highly visible position that is key to the company's long-term growth strategy that will enhance their innovation framework and provide a unique value to their customers.

 

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 10+ highly skilled professionals focused on enhancing and scaling an AI driven, energy analytic platform while creating & driving the innovation strategic road map, leading research into AI/NLP/Data Science solutions, and interfacing with key internal and external stakeholder executives.

 

Skills Needed:

  • Strong Understanding of Data Science, Machine Learning.
  • Leading innovation strategy and optimization modeling
  • Strong and proven programming experience with common data science toolkits, such as Python (NumPy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, SciPy, Jupyter notebook) in Windows / Unix environment
  • Experience with AI code and algorithm development and related software AWS lambda function, TensorFlow, etc.
  • Working in an applied R&D environment with an agile innovation lab culture
  • Understanding of ML/AI techniques and algorithm development
  • Building software solutions in cloud environments such as AWS

 

Educational & Work Requirements:

  • MS degree in Engineering or any related field, with data science specialty – Ph.D. preferred
  • 8+ years of data analytics experience in a distributed computing environment;
  • Energy/Utilities Industry background is preferred. 
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) to explain complex algorithms, solutions to stakeholders across multiple disciplines, and ability to work in a diverse team
  • Experience in an applied R&D environment, working in an agile, innovation-lab culture to bring cutting-edge technologies from concept to implementation
  • Excellent in data-driven statistical analysis & modeling solutions

 

Title: Director of Innovation

Client Industry: Information Technology Services

Location: Houston, TX

Lucas Group ID: 1587130

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