Career at Youree

Join a company with impact

Youree is a company specialized in smart charging for electric cars.

Thanks to its application, Youree allows its users to intelligently recharge their electric vehicle, in order to reduce their carbon footprint and the cost of their energy bills while participating in the balance of the electrical network. Youree participates in a decarbonized future and offers its users the opportunity to be actors of the energy transition.

Together, we are working hard to make our electric cars not part of the problem but part of the solution.

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Our history

Youree is a registered trademark of the company FlexifAi, which was created in December 2020; its offices are in Paris and Tunis. It was essential to find a solution to rebalance the electrical network with the help of electric cars during their charging. That's where we came up with Youree.

Today, Youree is entering a new phase of growth and needs new talents to expand its teams. Full of ambition, the company has many projects for 2023, including the integration of new features in the application and the development of a solution for businesses.

Why join us?

An adventure that makes sense

"Our company is above all a solidarity project. We want to encourage our community of users to participate in the security of the network, in the energy transition, in reducing our carbon footprint... Youree, therefore, is a project that is mostly of interest to many, where each contribution has enormous value." Edem Yigan, founder of Youree

 

So, are you ready to take the challenge with us?

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Some advantages

A hybrid work model

3 days of teleworking and 2 days of face-to-face training. Flexibility is the key word.

State-of-the-art equipment

The latest Apple or Windows computers, you choose your work equipment.

Employee share ownership

Our collaboration is made to last and your opinion counts.

A salary package

The basics: fair remuneration, bonus, Swile card, 75% transport reimbursement and super mutual and provident insurance cover.

Job offers

At this time, we are looking for :

PhD Candidate - EV storage optimization under uncertainty

About Youree

Youree is at the forefront of distributed power storage technologies.

As a member of the FrenchTech, we are fiercely committed to a vision of a future unburdened by carbon emissions, powered by sustainable energy solutions.

Our strength lies in our team - a collective of innovative thinkers deeply invested in driving real-world impact through advanced technological solutions.

At Youree, we are not just advocates for the transformative potential of electric vehicles and renewable energy integration; we are the architects of technologies that will make these systems more efficient, reliable, and widely adopted.

Our aspirations extend beyond technical excellence - we are also deeply invested in shaping policy and market structures that favor the transition to sustainable energy systems.

Context

The emergence of Electric Vehicles (EVs) signals a promising shift towards sustainable transportation solutions.

Powered by rechargeable batteries, these vehicles not only offer a cleaner alternative to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles but also carry the potential for energy storage and demand response grid integration.

Despite the benefits, uncertainties arising from weather conditions, demand fluctuations, geo-political forces, and supply variability present significant challenges to efficient energy utilization.

This PhD research opportunity is a call to join Youree and the Laboratory of Signals and Systems in developing a data-driven optimization framework for EVs to navigate these uncertainties.

The Laboratory of Signals and Systems is located in Paris-Saclay University, and jointly operated by the CNRS, CentraleSupélec and the University of Paris-Saclay. Research at L2S focuses on fundamental and applied mathematical aspects of control theory, AI, data science, information, signal and image processing, communication, and network theory.

Research Objectives

The primary objectives of this research are threefold:

  • Investigate the application of stochastic game theory, stochastic geometric programming, and related optimization methods to understand, model, and enhance network effects within the context of electric vehicle (EV) distributed storage systems.
  • Design optimization algorithms that utilize the uncertain data to optimize incentives for EV owners to participate in the distributed storage system while ensuring the overall efficiency and resilience of the grid.
  • Evaluate the performance of the proposed framework in realistic EV platforms, considering various uncertainty scenarios.

Methodology

In this research, we will focus on developing robust and flexible models to represent the uncertain parameters in the energy generation and EV integration (charging and/or discharging).

This will involve statistical techniques, machine learning algorithms, and stochastic optimization approaches to capture the uncertainty associated with energy generation, demand, and storage, where the goal is to be able to provide a framework for vehicle-to-grid integration.

We will explore methods such as chance constraints, two-stage stochastic optimization, multistage optimization, Markov decision processes, and scenario generation to quantify and represent uncertainty accurately.

We will develop optimization algorithms that can effectively handle the uncertainty in EVs. The algorithms will integrate the uncertain data into mathematical programming models, allowing for the determination of optimal EV storage strategies, and demand response actions.

To assess the effectiveness of the proposed framework, we will evaluate its performance using real-world EV systems. Case studies will be conducted on representative power grids or microgrids, considering different uncertainty scenarios and system configurations. Performance metrics such as cost minimization, reliability improvement, and carbon footprint reduction will be analyzed to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed approach compared to existing methods.

Expected Contributions

The anticipated contributions of this research include:

  • A comprehensive understanding of uncertainty sources in EV systems and their impact on energy management.
  • Advanced modeling techniques to accurately represent uncertainty in EV together with energy generation, demand, and storage.
  • Development of optimization algorithms that integrate uncertain data into decision-making processes for optimal EV.
  • Practical insights and guidelines for policymakers and energy managers to enhance EV system performance under uncertainty.

Profiles and skills

We are seeking a candidate with a robust background in game theory and optimization and a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics.

Experience in probability theory and proficiency in Machine Learning and Python are prerequisites.

Fluency in English, coupled with excellent general communication skills, is essential.

References (partial)

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  • [6] Mwasilu, Francis, et al. "Electric vehicles and smart grid interaction: A review on vehicle to grid and renewable energy sources integration." Renewable and sustainable energy reviews 34 (2014): 501-516.
  • [7] Sarabi, Siyamak, et al. " Potential of vehicle-to-grid ancillary services considering the uncertainties in plug-in electric vehicle availability and service/localization limitations in distribution grids." Applied Energy 171 (2016): 523-540.
  • [8] Turker, Harun, and Seddik Bacha. "Optimal minimization of plug-in electric vehicle charging cost with vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid concepts." IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technol-ogy 67.11 (2018): 10281-10292.

 

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Our recruitment process

3 steps and that's it!

Step 1

Une première rencontre avec le manager de votre future équipe.

Step 1

An interview with Edem, the founder and Fabien, the talent manager.

Step 3

An exchange in English with Amer, the co-founder. And that's it!

Welcome aboard!