Wednesday, April 24, 2019

[DMANET] Data Scientist (Operational Research) positions in Nottingham, UK (Deadline: April 28th)

Data Scientist (Operational Research) position in Nottingham, UK
Microlise is one of Europe's largest telematics and transport management
solutions providers with the HQ in Nottingham, Our mission is to empower
our customers such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, DHL, ASDA, Waitrose, Co-op, Eddie
Stobart, Royal Mail, MAN, & TATA to reduce their costs and environmental
impact by maximising the efficiency of their transportation operations.

The Data Science and Research team which consists of three PhD-level Data
Scientists, a Senior Research Programmer and a Junior Data Scientist
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, Optimisation, Predictive modelling, Analytics, and
Artificial Intelligence.

As part of the on-going expansion of our Data Science and Research team,
Microlise are looking to appoint a Data Scientist (Operational Research)
(Permanent, Nottingham, £30,000 - £50,000).

You can find more details and apply online at:

The successful applicant will be responsible for:
- Applying operational research, combinatorial optimisation,
computational/artificial intelligence and big data analytics techniques
- Designing and implementing Local Search, Heuristics and Meta-Heuristics
- 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
- 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.

- PhD degree (or close to completion) in Operational Research, Computer
Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related discipline.
- 1+ year of experience in operational research, combinatorial optimisation
or computational intelligence
- Good knowledge of operational research, combinational optimisation,
heuristics/meta-heuristics and mathematical modelling
- Experience of designing and developing optimisation, local search
heuristics and meta-heuristics algorithms
- Proven knowledge of at least one object-oriented programming language
- Strong reporting and communication skills whilst working on a number of
tasks on a variety of different projects at the same time.
- Demonstrates good knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Ability to change direction quickly based on data analysis
- Enjoying discovering and solving problems
- Build collaborative partnerships with data scientists, data architects,
technical leads, product managers and key individuals within other
functional organizations.
- Being able to work independently
- Be adaptable and flexible to respond to the changing needs of a dynamic
- 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 vehicle routing and scheduling algorithms
- Proven knowledge in C#
- Knowledge of analytical tools such as R
- knowledge of data visualisation tools such as Tableau, Power BI
- Knowledge of vehicle telematics systems and transport logistics

The application deadline is April 28th, 2019.

This role is eligible for a Certificate of Sponsorship for a UK Visa and
meets the resident labour market test.

Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to

Dr Mohammad Mesgarpour
Head of Data Science and Research, Microlise

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