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Data Scientist II


White Plains, US


At NYPA, IT is providing digital capabilities and driving innovation throughout the organization to achieve its VISION2030 Strategy and goals.

The right individual will share our passion of digital technology, transformation, and enjoy working in a dynamic and agile environment based on high collaboration culture.



  • Develop analytics models using a variety of statistical and predictive modeling concepts, machine-learning approaches, clustering and classification techniques, and optimization algorithms.
  • Be able to work with complex data sets of different sources & types (unstructured, real-time, image) and perform a variety data tasks including data wrangling and data integration
  • Engage with Analytics customers/stakeholders within NYPA to define analytics use case goals & requirements, build descriptive / prescriptive / predictive dashboards and models, and effectively communicate analytics outputs and recommendations
  • Work actively with Data Engineers / Developers, to document requirements and model calculations, guide the promotion of models to production and support models in production environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in different programming languages such as Python, R, Java, Spark, Matlab, or SQL.
  • Understanding of Big Data technologies and analytics modeling environment like Jupyter, and Databricks.
  • In addition, need to be familiar with disciplines such as:
  • Natural Language Processing: the interactions between computers and humans;
  • Machine learning: using computers to improve as well as develop algorithms;
  • Conceptual modelling: to be able to share and articulate modelling;
  • Statistical analysis: to understand and work around possible limitations in models;
  • Predictive modelling: most of the big data problems are towards being able to predict future outcomes;
  • Hypothesis testing: being able to develop hypothesis and test them with careful experiments.
  • Proficient in analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets with a variety of tools.
  • Accomplished in the use of statistical analysis environments such as R, MATLAB. Experience with BI tools such as Tableau and Power BI.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, math/statistics, or related technical/business discipline. 
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience, including at least 1 year in a data science role with experience in algorithm development.
  • Advanced degree in science, engineering, math/statistics, data science, or related technical discipline preferred.
  • Utility engineering knowledge preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Overnight travel to the various NYPA locations within New York State.

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $103,500.00 to $126,500.00. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to

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