Data Scientist

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Porto, Portugal

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21 days ago

Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Control Platform Software

Control Platform Software is a department within Vestas Power Solutions, responsible for developing and maintaining embedded low-level software stacks deployed in the control systems used across the whole portfolio of Vestas Wind Turbines. The Control Platconsistspartment consists of a mix of highly skilled software engineers organized within three primary domains: Monitoring Analytics & Diagnostics, System SW (Framework, OS & Network), IO SW (Interfacing to Hardware Measurements and Actions). As a data scientist in Control Platform Software, you will be part of a diverse and international organization working closely together with colleagues in DK and Vestas Design Center in Porto.


As a data scientist in Control System Platform you will leverage the huge amounts of data acquired from our turbines:

  • Individual technical contributor with self-drive to understand problem statements and make design decisions on what you do, make your calls, and defend them
  • Develop software product design, code, test (unit & functional), and maintain the software, while proving that your implementations work
  • Implement software engineering processes and discipline for fast and high-quality development of high-quality software products
  • Work as a team member in a high-performance environment that rewards ownership
  • Make your opinion count within the team and the organization


  • Bachelors or Masters in CS / Electronics from a premier institute with 3 - 7 years of industry experience
  • Ph.D. in a sub-field of Data Science / Machine Learning, or which involved application of ML to solve research problems (preferred). Previous experience of applied ML to solve causality inference or root cause analysis problems is highly preferred
  • Solid design, good programming, and debugging skills on a Unix - based OS (Ubuntu, Fedora, OSX), and fluency with a DVCS like Git.
  • Programming Languages: Python, C++


  • Skilled with python packages: scikit - learn, pandas, numpy and scipy (statistical analysis, machine learning software packages, python)
  • Understanding of common algorithms and their application in solving real-world problems
  • Good mathematical background in linear algebra, optimization, descriptive & inferential statistics
  • Understanding of machine learning concepts like generalization, regularization, linear models, neural networks, and expertise with using data to build systems based on machine learning techniques

What We Offer

We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring and positive learning environment at the world’s globally established producer of wind turbines. We place great value on initiative, responsibility, and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. Our working environment is informal.

We value professional engagement, open communication, and creative thinkers who know how to stand up and be counted.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. To apply for this opportunity please submit your resume in English.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.