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Data Scientist (Operational Research)

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Our Data Science and Research team consists of four PhD-level Data Scientists, a Junior Data Scientist and a Senior Research Programmer. As a team, we regularly collaborate with a number of universities on various R&D projects and MSc/PhD research studies, as well as work on a great variety of collaborative R&D projects with partners and customers globally in the area of Operational Research, Predictive modelling, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence.

As part of the on-going expansion of our Data Science and Research team, Microlise, a leading Transport Management Solutions Provider, are looking for a Data Scientist specialised in Operational Research to support the growth and exciting projects we are working on!

If you are a Data Scientist, experienced in and passionate about Operational Research, Optimisation, and Big Data Analytics, and you are looking for an opportunity where you will be supported with your continuous professional and personal development – then we want to hear from you!

Role & Responsibilities

Applying operational research, combinatorial optimisation, heuristics, computational/artificial intelligence and big data analytics techniques

Designing and implementing Local Search, Heuristics and Meta-heuristics algorithms

Performing exploratory, experimental, analytical and visualisation works

Complete the analysis, design and build of data models, propensity models, analytical models and business and personal insights

Preparing technical and scientific reports, presentations and patent applications

Framing business problems into questions that can be answered through data analysis, and translating business needs into requirements that can be understood by technical teams

Knowledge & Experience Required

PhD degree (or close to completion) in Operational Research, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related discipline

A years’ experience in operational research, combinatorial optimisation or computational intelligence as a minimum

Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of operational research, analytics and mathematical modelling

Experience of designing and developing optimisation, local search, heuristics and meta-heuristics algorithms

Proven knowledge of at least one programming language such as; C# or C++

Strong reporting and communication skills whilst working on a number of tasks on a variety of different projects at the same time

Ability to change direction quickly based on data analysis

Naturally inquisitive and enjoy discovering then solving problems

Build collaborative partnerships with data scientists, data architects, technical leads, product managers and key individuals within other functional organizations.

Adaptable and flexible to respond to the changing needs of a dynamic business

Embrace challenge and be passionate about solving hard problems

Collaborate effectively in interdisciplinary teams


2+ years of experience in operational research, combinatorial optimisation, computational intelligence, research computing or data science

Experience in working on routing and scheduling algorithms

Experience in working with analytical tools such as R

Experience in working with large data sets (multi-gigabytes)

Experience in working with data visualisation tools such as Tableau and Power BI

Knowledge of vehicle telematics systems and transport logistics

Why Microlise?

We’re an established market leader and growing telematics and electronic proof of delivery company based in Nottingham. Our mission is to empower our customers to reduce their costs and environmental impact by maximising the efficiency of their transportation operations.

We believe in our culture, values and staff successes, take a look around our new careers page to see why our employees love Microlise

We believe in developing our staff and support our employees with their professional development goals

Support be will provided to attend and present at national/international conferences and workshop in your research area

25 days holiday excluding bank holidays, increasing by 1 a year to 29 days

Free parking, tea, coffee and daily fruit

Vitality Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme and subsidised eye tests and glasses

Local discounts

Great staff extras: Easter eggs, yearly BBQ, Christmas gifts and annual staff awards!

Free tickets to the British Superbikes, come and support Microlise Cresswell racing and the team!

Interested in the role? Great, we look forward to your application

Posted: January 29, 2020