Data Scientist

  • Porto

Website Smartwatt

This is a key-role at SMARTWATT, where the main responsibility will be to support the Intelligence cluster in this company, from product development to identifying the right opportunities for leveraging SMARTWATT ability to drive business solutions.

The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes.

Over the past ten years, SMARTWATT has stood out for its competence in developing tools to support decision making, based on Artificial Intelligence. SMARTWATT is a company focused on the development of intelligent energy solutions and predictive solutions for support in decision making. With a multidisciplinary team, it has been expanding the scope of its services.

Our projects are mainly connected to the energy sector and their main challenge is the innovative side, which means that they were never done before and there is no established path to guide us. The output is usually a custom data model designed according to the needs of the client.


You will be expected to 

– Work closely with the business department and our clients to help to identify issues and solve the problems in innovative and imaginative ways, developing end-to-end systems that will aid in the operational decision-making process;

– Extract, analyse and interpret large amounts of data from several different sources and heterogeneous domains (acquaintance with renewable energies is a plus);

– Work with a set of algorithmic, artificial intelligence, machine learning and statistical tools in order to build algorithms and design experiments that will sustain custom-made tailored products for our customers;

– Test statistical models to ensure that essential key business metrics are achieved, and assess/improve the effectiveness of data-gathering methods;

– Assist in the development and maintenance of operational pipelines, manage model serving and architecture streams to improve the flow of data;

– Be able to interpret the data and the results using clear and engaging language, in order to make it accessible to businesses through reports, presentations and customizable visualizations.

– Stay curious and enthusiastic about using algorithms to solve problems and enthuse others to see the benefit of those by developing prototypes and proof of concepts.


You must have

– MSc in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or any other related area;

– Experience with a range of statistical and machine learning techniques;

– Fluent in Python (preferred), R or Scala;

– Solid understanding of databases;

– Experience with big data technologies, streaming platforms, containerization and pipelines is a plus;

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams, both in English and Portuguese.

– Experience in working with Agile methodologies such as scrum.


Ideally, you’ll also 

– Strong problem solving skills with an emphasis on product development.

– Teamwork spirit with a mindset of problem-solving;

– A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.

– Be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams, both remotely or live.

– Be comfortable talking to project stakeholders and clients who may not have technical expertise;

– Have some experience working with teams including remote workers, with ideas on how to get the best from teams like this;

– Help clients understand business value.


We believe great work is made by great people collaborating in a great environment. If you are interested and your profile matches the one we are looking for, don’t miss this opportunity and apply below!


– Health Insurance
– Flexible working environment
– Work tools such as laptop and peripheral devices
– Extra days off
– Training and education opportunities
– Flexible benefits program
– Free Coffee 🙂



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