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Data Scientist, Sr.

Lightning eMotors
Loveland, Colorado, US
Closing date
May 14, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Location: Loveland, Colorado

Division: Analytics/Lightning Energy

Compensation: $85,500 to $125,000 (DOE)

About Lightning

The Lightning team works with forward-thinking fleets to engineer, deliver, and manage full transportation electrification solutions, including vehicles, charging, data analysis, and energy infrastructure.

Lightning eMotors designs and manufactures zero-emission all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including delivery trucks, shuttle buses, passenger vans, chassis-cab models, and city transit buses. The Lightning products include best-of-class commercial EVs based on leading legacy platforms like the Ford Transit 350HD passenger and cargo vans, Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models, Ford F-59 step/food van, Ford F-550 cargo trucks and buses, Chevrolet 6500XD Low Cab Forward model, and 30-foot, 35-foot, and 40-foot transit buses.

Why join Us?

Here at Lightning, we focus on innovation, exceeding expectations, collaboration, integrity in our work, and respect for all.

We are a fast-growing company and a newly public company! This enables us to continue scaling our teams and capabilities while also maintaining our leadership within the commercial electric vehicle market. This is your opportunity to be an integral part of the team, working with like-minded professionals who are dedicated not only to making a difference in our world but also transforming the automotive industry.

About Our Headquarters

We are headquartered in the heart of beautiful Northern Colorado!

Loveland is located just 45 minutes north of Denver/DIA; 40 minutes from Boulder; 35 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park; and only 15 minutes from Fort Collins, the home of Colorado State University. Whether you are an art lover, outdoor enthusiast, foodie, wildlife admirer, big-city dreamer, or just want to get away, Loveland is the ideal location; and Lightning eMotors is grateful to be a part of this wonderful city.

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Position Summary

The Lightning Analytics team is charged with collecting, storing, and analyzing an extensive set of data from our fleet of electric vehicles. The Data Scientist role is responsible for developing, deploying, and maintaining machine learning models as well as other data products that provide information to decision-makers within Lightning in addition to improving our customers' experience.

  • Develop and deploy machine learning models on servers and edge devices
  • Create predictive models to help make future business and engineering recommendations
  • Collaborate with other departments to understand their needs; tailor products to fit needs
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Analytical: Use analytical, reasoning, and critical thinking skills to solve problems. Possess ability to collect, organize, analyze, and report on data with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Communication: Demonstrated ability to interact respectfully with all colleagues and customers. Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the ability to listen intently to others.
  • Self-starter: Independently start and complete projects with limited direction. Be motivated to follow-through on projects as an individual and as a teammate.
  • Time management: Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, remain organized, and focused on work in a dynamic, manufacturing environment.
  • Customer Service: Passion for delivering exemplary service. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers. You should also be collaborative and exhibit a positive attitude toward your work and colleagues.

What we require:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or other closely related field of study; or equivalent work experience in a directly related role
  • 3+ years of experience creating and deploying machine learning models
  • 3+ years of experience with Python (academic work will be considered)
  • At least 1 year of experience with software development and data

What we prefer:
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field of study
  • 5 years of experience creating and deploying machine learning models
  • Demonstrated experience with relational databases (SQL, MySQL)
  • Demonstrated experience with C, C++, Java
  • Experience with time-series data

Physical requirements:
  • Regularly perform repetitive tasks, including prolonged periods at a desk
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, crouch, climb, kneel, and twist.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Benefits offered:

Once hired, employees are offered generous benefits package including:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Plan (if enrolled in medical plan)
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off (accrued)
  • Paid holidays
  • Short and Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Lightning eMotors is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, military or veteran status.

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