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
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
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