Senior Data Scientist



Data Science · Full-time
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023


At StormImpact (, we rely on insightful data to power our systems and solutions. We’re seeking an experienced data scientist to deliver insights on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will have mathematical and statistical expertise, along with natural curiosity and a creative mind. This person will work in the Research and Development team within StormImpact, supporting the development of vegetation risk and storm outage prediction models. An ideal candidate has a strong technical background in data analytics, remote sensing, and predictive modeling/machine learning with previous experience in electrical utilities and/or environmental science applications.


• Solving problems with analytics and building predictive models using multiple programming languages (such as R or Python).

• Utilizing structured and unstructured datasets including geospatial, time series, and remote sensing data.

• Downscaling remote sensing data.

• Designing algorithms for building new models and expanding existing modeling capabilities.

• Evaluating model performance using validation tests.

• Working with Software Engineers to handle large-scale data and computation, storage, and model deployment.

• Presenting modeling results and analyses in an easy to interpret manner.

• Writing robust, well-documented, and well-tested software and libraries that adhere to community standards and best practices.

• Documenting and archiving models and scripts (e.g., using Git).

• Communicating methodologies, as well as leading training on various tools and applications.

Requirements and skills

• 5+ years of experience with data mining and machine-learning.

• Experience with processing and downscaling of remote sensing datasets (e.g., satellite and LiDAR).

• Advanced knowledge of Python and/or R and experience with programming environments (Linux) and relational databases (such as SQL).

• Understanding of structured and unstructured data, and experience with applying statistical concepts to real-world applications.

• Analytical mind, strong math skills, and problem-solving aptitude.

• Excellent communication and presentation skills.

• Master’s in relevant field (Computer Science, Engineering, Geoscience, etc.); graduate training in Data Science or similar field is preferred.

• Remote work available

StormImpact is an equal opportunity employer.