Data Scientist
at Octave in the heart of Brussel

Octave is a cleantech company that gives a second life to used batteries from e-mobility. Instead of treating them as waste, Octave transforms them into a smart and sustainable battery for storing excess wind and solar energy. The system comes with a comprehensive service that includes optimal control and predictive maintenance.

  • Brussel
  • Werkplek: flexibel
  • Ervaringsniveau: senior

Your role:

  • You will be responsible for the development of breakthrough data analytics capabilities enabling sustainable battery energy storage solutions.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with unique and large datasets from our sustainable battery systems.
  • You will be creating breakthrough algorithms for battery state estimation, lifetime prediction and to optimize the energy flow in the batteries.
  • You will work with top-tier research institutes in our research projects.
  • You will work in close cooperation with the founding team (CTO, Data Chief, CEO) to radically improve our battery monitoring and control algorithms.
  • You are actively encouraged to think with the team for improvements on our products and act as the expert on data science within the company.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience in developing and deploying control and predictive algorithms in a production environment, with the ability to write top-quality code in python.
  • Knowledge and practical experience with predictive modelling, optimal control, dynamic programming, machine learning, reinforcement learning, etc.
  • Ability to present complex data in a user-friendly and insightful way in graphs and interactive dashboards.
  • Ability to work independently, have a clear sense of ownership and delivering with highest quality.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English.

With some (or all) of the following points, you have a clear plus:

  • Background in Li-Ion batteries and battery state estimation algorithms.
  • Good understanding of energy markets or demand response.
  • Knowledge of stochastic, convex and non-convex optimization methods.
  • Knowledge of Kalman filters and other online state estimation techniques.
  • Expertise with AWS, SQL, git, docker, CI/CD, ssh, bash.
  • Experience in building data-intensive web applications with knowledge of HTML, CSS, javascript, and python web frameworks (django, flask, streamlit, dash).

What’s in it for you:

An incredibly interesting and diverse job in a dynamic and fast-growing cleantech start-up. We offer the opportunity to create innovative products and have a real impact, create world-class innovations and become a driving force in the transition to sustainable energy.

We also offer:

  • An attractive salary package.
  • A nice office at an accessible central location in Mechelen.
  • Flexible working hours with hybrid working.
  • A supportive and collaborative team environment with huge learning and career development possibilities in a fast-growing start-up.

Why join Octave

Octave was founded in 2020 with the aim of accelerating the transition to sustainable energy by building smart energy storage systems from used e-mobility batteries. Since launching, Octave has been in the lead of sustainable energy storage with over 8MWh of systems sold and raised more than €2M seed funding. In addition to the support of some private funds, we are also backed by Imec and the EIC accelerator fund of the European Commission. Our project pipeline contains several large and exciting projects at the forefront of technology and sustainability.

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