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Data Scientist - Digital Factory


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  10621

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: Not Applicable

Hybrid Role: Must be able to come on-site periodically and reside a commutable distance from the assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Job Summary

As a Data Scientist , you will play a key role in the DTE Digital Factory, responsible for translating business requirements into analytical constructs and using data to propose solutions for effective decision making.  This individual will collect, validate, transform, and cleanse data, as well as perform quantitative analysis to derive insights. The Data Scientist runs analytical experiments in a methodical manner and regularly evaluates alternative models and techniques.  Develops predictive models to forecast business performance metrics and provides recommendations for strategic decisions. Responsible for teaching others the tools, techniques and best practices in self-service reporting, data analysis and predictive analytics.    

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs in-depth analyses (e.g., cost-benefit, invest-divest, forecasting, predictive, what-if, impact analysis, etc.) to help the company focus on key decisions to improve safety, employee engagement, operational efficiency, product quality, and customer satisfaction
  • Develops, modifies, and automates reports, builds and prototypes dashboards to provide insights, and provides analytical solutions
  • Responsible for discovering insights from Big Data to help shape or meet specific business needs and goals.
  • Develops and maintains analytical models through understanding data, evaluating technologies, optimizing algorithms, experimenting and validating models 
  • Delivers effective presentations that tell compelling stories about analytical insights
  • Performs data cleansing and blending processes to produce analytic data sets for use by a variety of downstream purposes
  • Implements new statistical, mathematical, machine learning or other methodologies for modeling or analysis
  • Utilizes business knowledge to translate goals into data-based deliverables, such as predictive models, pattern detection analysis or optimization algorithms
  • Trains and enables self-service reporting capability and use of Business Intelligence tools for supported business unit(s)
  • Conducts research to identify relevant data for developing prototypes and proof-of-concepts
  • Collaborates with cross-functional stakeholders to understand business needs, formulate complete end-to-end analyses that includes business requirements, data gathering, analysis, scaleable solutions, and presentations

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

This is a dual-track base requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following two options:

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on coursework of a quantitative nature (e.g., Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Data Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Econometrics, etc.) and 3 years of experience working in a data analytical or computer programming function; OR
  • Master’s degree with emphasis on coursework of a quantitative nature (e.g., Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Data Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Econometrics, etc.) and 1 year of experience working in a data analytical or computer programming function

Other Qualifications


  • Master’s or PhD degree in Data Science
  • Experience in quantitative analytics (e.g. data mining, regression analysis, hypothesis testing, predictive modeling techniques, and model optimization)
  • Knowledge and intermediate-level skills in data modeling, data structure, and the application of complex SQL queries with data from multiple sources, including Big Data platform (e.g., Hadoop, AWS, Azure)
  • Familiarity with Cloud environments
  • Experience with SAP Business Intelligence tools and SAP CRM, ISU, and BW data
  • Familiarity with Continuous Improvement concepts and applications (e.g., six sigma, lan)


Other Requirements:

  • Intermediate-level experience with data mining and statistical analysis using analytical packages/tools (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, MATLAB, Minitab, etc.)
  • Intermediate-level experience in articulating business questions, pulling data from relational databases (e.g., SAP BW, ORACLE, SQL SERVER) and using advanced excel and statistical tools (e.g., Minitab, Alteryx, Advanced Excel with VBA, R, Python, SAS, SPSS, Stata, MATLAB, etc.) to conduct in-depth analysis to support decision making
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in business intelligence tools (e.g., Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau, SAP, Business Objects (BOBJ), etc.)
  • Intermediate-level programming skills in SQL, C/C++/C#, PHP, Java, Python, R, ASP, or SAS
  • Understanding of applied research design and machine learning (e.g. multivariate statistical analysis, unsupervised and supervised learning, predictive modeling)
  • Self-starter and quick learner; advances self and others' knowledge and skill sets in business processes, data science, new analytical frameworks, technologies, and applications
  • Interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to communicate technical information and complex data analytics to a non-technical audience

What We Offer

  • Compensation:  We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded and recognized for the value you bring to our business.  Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance.
  • Bonus Potential:  An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level (LTIP), and individual performance.
  • Benefits Overview:  The goal of the DTE total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan includes the following benefits, in addition to many others:
    • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays (11), and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents.
    • Healthcare coverage beginning day one (health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family.
    • Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement.
    • Recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values.
    • Tuition Assistance Program.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit