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Energy Market Forecasting Analyst

What to Expect
The Energy Optimization team develops and maintains the physical dispatch and electricity market trading strategies for front-of-meter and behind-the-meter storage systems providing Grid Services. We are an interdisciplinary team of engineers and analysts who create solutions for monetizing energy storage by continuously forecasting electricity market prices, analyzing key market trends, and actively re-optimizing behavior. We have repeatedly demonstrated success in residential, commercial, and utility-scale settings.
We are seeking Energy Market Forecasting Analysts to provide data-driven guidance on our commercial strategy and decision-making. Having well-informed views of future electricity market dynamics is a critical component of the commercial success and accelerated deployment of Tesla hardware. As part of the Market Development team, your analysis will inform decisions on asset valuation, pricing, commercial structuring, market-entry, risk tolerance, and product design. You will work alongside algorithm engineers, finance leads, and commercial teams at the intersection of commercial structuring, market analysis, and real-world operations. Successful candidates will understand the key drivers that impact battery revenues and will analyze the implications when these key drivers are flexed across a range of scenarios.
·      Macroeconomic conditions
·      Weather year variability
·      Deployment of renewables and batteries
·      Retirement of thermal assets
You have a deep intellectual curiosity about electricity markets that fuels your ability to learn quickly and apply insights across different market designs and policy environments. You have a track record of informing decisions in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity and can communicate results effectively across disciplines at varying levels of technical depth. You excel in teams that are collaborative, cross-functional, and fast-paced.
What You’ll Do
  • Develop and maintain Tesla's long-term view of market fundamentals and prices in wholesale electricity marketes around the world. 
  • Develop long-term revenue forecasts using a combination of internal modeling tools, vendor forecasts, and expert judgements. 
  • Serve as a technical representative of the team with prospective customers on our forward-looking views.
  • Monitor market design and policy initiatives to assess their impact on storage monetization in the mid to long-term. 
What You’ll Bring
  • Direct experience running production cost models.
  • A passion for extracting insights from data and a track record of impacting decisions through your analysis.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts and analytical results to clients and internal stakeholders.
Bonus experience
  • Investment diligence for large-scale transmission-connected energy assets.
  • Modeling of energy storage market applications via simulated market dispatch.
  • Experience on a power trading desk or other exposure to real-time operations.
  • Experience with power flow modeling, FTR/CRR trading, and node/hub basis risk assessment.
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data in Python.

Compensation and Benefits
Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation
$80,000 - $324,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

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