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Senior Optimization Scientist - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Creighton, Pennsylvania, United States
November 14, 2018


Senior Optimization Scientist - RT

Creighton, Pennsylvania 15030

The candidate will be responsible for:

Translating industrial use cases into the corresponding mathematical procedures.

Ccoding and deploying the mathematical solution within commercial and/or open source computational tools.

Major Activities / Key Challenges:

Interact with stakeholders across our operations to identify optimization opportunities and requirements. and convert them into formal optimization problem statements, including constraints and multiple objectives.

Iterate with stakeholders to estimate the potential value of optimization, and to improve the formulation of optimization procedures.

Estimate cost and duration of optimization related activities, as well as detailing execution steps and explaining it to stakeholders with varied backgrounds

Perform computational implementation of optimization procedures, using software packages such as (but not limited to) CPLEX, Gurobi, GLPK, R, Python, Matlab, MS-Excel Solver.

Interact with and operate plant databases to obtain data necessary for the implementation of optimization procedures.

Develop web interfaces that allow end users to operate optimization applications from a data input/data output perspective, without requiring knowledge of optimization theory or practice.

Relocation Assistance Available

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. Bachelors Degree in Industrial/Systems Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Computer/Data Science, Operations research, or Applied Statistics from an accredited institution

2. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in operations research, optimization, data science, or industrial applied math/stat

3. Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

4. Proficiency in general optimization, with strong focus on Operations Research (Linear Programming, Combinatorial Optimization, Mixed/Integer Optimization, SIMPLEX method, Dynamic Programming)

5. Intermediate to advanced computing programing skills in environments such as (but not limited to) CPLEX, Gurobi, GLPK, R, Python, Matlab, MS-Excel Solver.

6. Intermediate to advanced skills in databases (MS-SQL preferred) and web development (Javascript or R-Shiny).

7. This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

8. MS/PhD. in Optimization/Operations Research. - Preferred

9. Proficiency in Linear and Non-linear Optimization. - Preferred

10. Proficiency in Heuristic Optimization Methods (Genetic Algorithms, Simulated Annealing, Particle Swarm, Ensemble Methods). - Preferred

11. Strong foundation and 3+ years of experience in Industrial Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. - Preferred

12. Proficiency in Dynamic Programming. - Preferred

13. DataBase Administration and Web Development. - Preferred

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