We are a nimble and independent startup company whose team has a broad experience in battery production chain, battery development and lifecycle management. We are a bunch of passionate professionals with an attitude combining international self-confidence and Finnish work ethic. Akkurate was founded in September 2016 by the core members from Nokia Battery R&D Team. We are located in Kaarina, Finland.
Akkurate provides electrical performance testing, analysis and consultation for lithium-ion batteries. In 2019, they are looking to provide their customers with a SaaS solution, the remote battery diagnostics software. Now they are looking for a (Junior) Data Scientist to help in the product development of the software, more specifically the Python-based machine learning algorithm. As (Junior) Data Scientist you will develop and maintain the existing algorithms for analyzing the batteries. The data is gathered in Akkurate’s laboratory or from real life application and your job is to draw conclusions and conduct data modeling using statistical methods and machine learning. You will work with technical data, for example voltages and currents.
Akkurate’s algorithm runs on Python which will be your most important tool. Besides Python, Akkurate’s stack includes Java in the backend, SQL and Microsoft Azure. We appreciate skills in any of these, primarily in Python. Yet if you can demonstrate your skills in for example C++, you can surely master Python in this role. Java skills will be beneficial for your understanding of the software, yet not the crucial for the position as you will be developing the algorithm. You do not need to have previous knowledge in batteries – Akkurate’s experienced team of eight will share their knowledge to train you sufficiently for working with battery data. Constant dialogue is in the center of what Akkurate does and therefore, discussing your results is also an important part of your role. You can join Akkurate in this position either as a Junior Data Scientist or a more experienced Data Scientist since the role will be customized according to your skills.
In this position you have a chance to spectate a true industry megatrend up close. With lithium-ion batteries, transportation and energy production are shifting towards the use of renewable energy sources. Come work for a truly meaningful cause while taking the Kaarina-based startup global: Akkurate has raised interest internationally, it has the funding ready and next it is planning to take over China!
We are looking for:
- Relevant educational background (e.g. physics, mathematics, statistics or computer science)
- Skills in Python and willingness to learn more
- Fluent English skills
We consider as an advantage:
- Skills in Java, SQL, Microsoft Azure
- Finnish skills
Akkurate offers you:
- A thorough familiarization to lithium-ion batteries and your tasks
- A chance to contribute to the success story of a Finnish startup and use of renewable energy sources
- A possibility to grow within the company to take on different roles and, for example, shift towards emphasizing machine learning more in your tasks
- Flexible working hours with a chance to do remote work
- The perks of a small team and a cozy office; for example, Akkurate’s team enjoys company-provided badminton every Friday!
In this position you will be employed directly at Akkurate.
Interested? Submit your CV and cover letter explaining your motivations for the position here: https://apply.atalent.fi/akkurate-junior-data-scientist-5-2019 by the 12th of June 2019 in pdf format. Please include your salary request and when you could start. Also, include your transcript of records and for example a link to your Github profile if you have one because we would love to take a look at what you do!
For more information about the recruitment process you can contact aTalent’s Recruitment Manager Cécil Fagerström (+358 50 505 3170, cecil.fagerstrom[ät]atalent.fi). Please note that we go through the applications on a daily basis and the position will be filled as soon as the right person is found.