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The Applied Probability Society is a subdivision of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). The Society is concerned with the application of probability theory to systems that involve random phenomena, for example, manufacturing, communication network, computer network, service, and financial systems. The Society promotes the development and use of methods for the improvement of evaluation, control, and design of these systems. Such methods include (stochastic) dynamic programming, queueing theory, Markov decision process, discrete event dynamic systems, point processes, large deviations, reliability, and so on. Our members include practitioners, educators, and researchers with backgrounds in business, engineering, statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science, and other applied sciences.

The Applied Probability Society also publishes Stochastic Systems. This open-access journal seeks to publish high-quality papers that substantively contribute to the modeling, analysis, and control of stochastic systems. The contribution may lie in the formulation of new mathematical models, in the development of new mathematical methods, or in the innovative application of existing methods. A partial list of applications domains that are germane to this journal include: service operations; logistics, transportation, and communications networks (including the Internet); computer systems; finance and risk management; manufacturing operations and supply chains; and revenue management.

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  • Hoboken, New Jersey, The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science of Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites applications for a tenure-track position at assistant or associate professor level, starting in Fall 2023. All qualified candidates, whose research interests are aligned with the departmental research focus and educational offerings, will be considered. Departmental research areas include algorithmic algebra, applied analysis, computational mathematics, data science, statistics, and stochastic optimization. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is an internationally recognized center of excellence for research and education in contemporary mathematical sciences with an undergraduate program in mathematics, a Ph.D. program in pure and applied mathematics, and master’s degree programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, data science and in actuarial mathematics and quantitative risk. The Data Science master’s program is offered in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as the School of Business. The Department hosts the Algebraic Cryptography Center, participates in the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI) and Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technologies (CRAFT), and has several outreach activities and interests in innovative educational technologies. The Institute provides excellent computational facilities and opportunities for interdisciplinary research with programs in engineering and science, computer science, quantitative finance and business.   Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university in Hoboken, New Jersey, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Stevens prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students for an increasingly complex and technology-centric world, leveraging finance, computing, engineering and the arts to confront the most challenging problems of our time with innovative teaching and research. The university is in the top 1% nationally of colleges with the highest-paid graduates.   Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds. We are an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies, and strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minority candidates, veterans and individuals with disabilities.   Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status. Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.   The search committee will begin review of applications on December 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement that includes teaching interests and philosophy on inclusive classroom practices, a diversity statement, and contact information for at least three references at www.mathjobs.org .   The diversity statement could include participation or experience with programs, professional development, and/or engagement with students of diverse backgrounds, as well as plans for advancing these areas at Stevens. For any questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Zabarankin, at mzabaran@stevens.edu .   Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of mathematics or statistics by August 1, 2023, and should show evidence of or potential for developing an active research program, publishing in premier journals, and obtaining external funding. Ability and desire to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment is expected. The candidates should also possess passion for and be committed to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate education in a highly innovative and entrepreneurial culture at Stevens.
  • Plano, Texas, At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city.  As members of  Team Plano , our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym,  SERVE (S tewardship  E ngaged  R espectful  V isionary  E xcellence ).  The successful candidate may be offered a position in either the Traffic Engineer (PE) or Senior Traffic Engineer.  The salary range for the Traffic Engineer (PE) is $82,793 - $120,048 annually; for the Senior Traffic Engineer position is:  $95,384 – $7138,958 annually. Traffic Engineer PE   (The job description for the Senior Traffic Engineer is listed below.) Summary of Duties : Under general supervision of the Traffic Engineer, Senior, the Traffic Engineer (PE) investigates and designs solutions for traffic issues within the City of Plano; helps develop, implement, and fine-tune coordinated traffic signal timing plans; assists in monitoring and operating the Traffic Management Center including real-time adjustment of traffic signal timing databases; assists in the design, management, and operation of the City’s traffic communications network, vehicle detection system, school zone flasher system, emergency vehicle preemption system, CCTV system infrastructure; and traffic control hardware; responds to citizen concerns regarding traffic related items; reviews traffic impact studies, temporary traffic control plans, and transportation-related aspects of special events and development projects.  Distinguishing Characteristics : This mid-level classification in the Traffic Engineer series follows diversified procedures and implements processes to accomplish end results, within guidelines. Immediate supervision is available upon request. This class is distinguished from Traffic Engineer, Senior which is a higher-level class in the series that performs more complex technical, investigative, and supervisory duties requiring a higher level of knowledge and skill. Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Assists with the organization of daily engineering assignments and duties for Traffic Engineer (Graduates) and Traffic Signal Technicians.  Reviews development and engineering plans for correctness of traffic engineering standards, compliance with City and State policies, procedures, standards and design for right-of-way permits and Community Investment Program projects. Assumes the responsibilities of the Transportation Engineer, Senior in his/her absence. Manages and reviews consultant projects as well as provides comments and feedback toward the successful project completion. Maintains, updates and retrieves information from crash database and traffic count database. Performs data analytics or modeling on collected traffic data. Approves/issues work orders for traffic signs, signals and pavement marking installations. Evaluates locations during peak periods of traffic congestion to determine system effectiveness; develops proposals to improve traffic safety and operation. Provides staff support concerning traffic issues for various City boards and commissions. Ability to staff and operate the Traffic Management Center during assigned hours. Designs and coordinates the installation of traffic signal network/systems, or traffic safety modifications. Responds to requests for assistance and information from walk-in and telephone inquiries.  Prepares engineering ordinances for adoption by City Council. Travels to construction sites, meetings, conferences and training. Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential. Marginal Duties: Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Decisions : The incumbent develops solutions to problems regarding engineering plans; determines where signs, markings and signals should be placed; investigates existing and future roadway capacity problems and recommends mitigation activities; operates the Traffic Management Center, administers assigned traffic safety programs; and coordinates the activities of assigned staff. Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of: Traffic signal design and operation; civil engineering practices; traffic control principles, City policies and procedures; transportation studies and analysis techniques. Skill in: Providing effective customer service; communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; taking measurements using a variety of data collection instruments; using word-processing, spreadsheet, graphic presentations, and database software. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, or related field; Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering preferred.  Must possess a Professional Engineer License.  If P.E. license is not from the State of Texas, selected candidate must obtain Texas Registered Professional Engineer license within 6 months from the date of employment.  Experience: Four (4) years of experience in Traffic Engineering with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or two (2) years of experience in Traffic Engineering with a Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering. Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements Licenses and Certifications: Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas; valid Texas Class C driver’s license (must obtain within 30 days of hire per state law). Conditions of Employment:    Must pass a drug test, driver license check, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check. Physical Demands and Working Conditions : Must possess mobility to work in and around City buildings and facilities, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, and to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, and reach when completing maintenance and repairs. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 75 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.   Senior Traffic Engineer Summary of Duties :  Under general supervision of the Transportation Manager, the Traffic Engineer, Senior investigates and designs solutions for traffic issues within the City of Plano; develops, implements, and fine-tunes coordinated traffic signal timing plans; assists in monitoring and operating the Traffic Management Center including real-time adjustment of traffic signal timing databases; assists in the design, management, and operation of the City’s traffic communications network, vehicle detection system, CCTV system infrastructure; and traffic control hardware; responds to citizen concerns regarding traffic related items; reviews traffic impact studies, temporary traffic control plans, and transportation-related aspects of special events and development projects; assists in identifying funding for transportation related needs; responds to inquiries from staff, news media, and the public; reviews the transportation elements of construction projects; supervises assigned staff and the daily activities of traffic operations; coordinates assigned projects and programs. Distinguishing Characteristics : This is the advanced journey-level classification in the Traffic Engineer series. The incumbent plans detailed methods to attain desired objectives working within established policy. Methods require use of initiatives and resourcefulness in developing processes and procedures. Works under indirect supervision, conferring with supervisor on unusual matters. This Senior class performs more complex technical, investigative, and supervisory duties requiring a higher level of knowledge and skill which distinguished the position from the Traffic Engineer, (PE) position. Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Assists with supervision and direction of the daily operations of the Engineering Transportation Division. Advises and assists with traffic operations and transportation planning issues; issues work orders to traffic maintenance staff for the installation or removal of traffic signs, pavement markings, and modification/construction of traffic signals. Responds to citizens, staff, and news media concerning various traffic related issues and complaints; oversees the coordination of safety initiatives. Develops, implements, and evaluates the effectiveness of signal timing plans and the signal network. Reviews development and engineering plans for correctness of traffic engineering standards, compliance with City and State policies, procedures, standards and design for right-of-way permits and Community Investment Program projects. Identifies, develops, and coordinates assigned projects with other departments and agencies. Develops and processes items in a timely manner for City Council consideration; performs and reviews the traffic impact analysis for various types of land-uses; provides technical support to various boards and commissions concerning traffic related issues. Operates and supervises the City’s Traffic Management Center during operation as assigned. Assumes the responsibilities of the Transportation Engineering Manager in his/her absence; supervises assigned staff and their work assignments. Trains and monitors other division staff on division policies and procedures. Develops and processes City transportation related ordinances, engineering studies, and annual reports; provides initial and final response to inquiries per policies and guidelines. Manages major consultant analysis, planning, and/or design contracts. Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential. Marginal Duties: Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Decisions : The incumbent makes recommendations regarding solutions to various traffic related problems and issues.  The incumbent determines the need and placement for traffic signs, pavement markings, and traffic signals.  The incumbent investigates the existing and expected roadway capacity problems and recommends mitigation plans.  In coordination with Public Works staff, the incumbent develops plans for the optimization of signal timing plans throughout the City. Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of: Plans and specifications for traffic control devices; civil engineering concepts; principles and practices relating to traffic control; developing, implementing, and fine-tuning coordinated traffic signal timing plans; departmental policies, procedures, and practices; City of Plano thoroughfare standards; engineering recordkeeping requirements; preparation of inter-agency resolutions, inter-local agreements, operation, and maintenance agreements. Skill in: Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating effective both verbally and in writing; delivering presentations to technical and non-technical groups of all sizes; obtaining and analyzing field data using various types of equipment; and using computer applications for traffic impact analysis, thoroughfare analysis, statistical analysis and signal system control; reviewing plans, specifications, and engineering work products for quality and correctness. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, or related field.  A Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering is preferred but not required. Experience: Six (6) years of experience in traffic engineering with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or four (4) years of experience in traffic engineering with a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering.  Requires one year of supervisory experience. Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements. Licenses and Certifications: Licensed State of Texas Professional Engineer (or if P.E. license is not from the State of Texas, selected candidate must obtain Texas P.E. license within six (6) months from the date of employment), State of Texas current, valid Class C driver’s license (must obtain within 30 days of hire per state law).  Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) is preferred but not required. Conditions of Employment:    Must pass a drug test, driver license check, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check. Physical Demands and Working Conditions : Must possess mobility to work in and around City buildings and facilities, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, and to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, and reach when completing maintenance and repairs.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 75 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Job Task Analysis, with or without reasonable accommodation.         The successful candidate may be offered a position in either the Traffic Engineer (PE) or Senior Traffic Engineer.  The salary range for the Traffic Engineer (PE) is $82,793 - $120,048 annually; for the Senior Traffic Engineer position is:  $95,384 – $138,958 annually.
  • St. Louis, Missouri, The  Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis  invites applications for  a full-time, tenure-track,   assistant professor or associate professor (without tenure) faculty position in  Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology with an effective start date of  July 1, 2023 . We are seeking applicants with strong records (or exceptional promise) in both teaching and research in the areas of data-driven research and empirically grounded analytics with operations and supply chain applications, stochastic processes, technology management with an operations/ supply chain application focus, and sustainable supply chains. The selected candidates will be expected to conduct and publish high-quality research, teach courses in data analytics and operations/supply chain management in the bachelor’s, master’s, and/or Ph.D. programs, advise/mentor students, and provide service to the school.    Qualifications Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Operations Management, Operations Research, or a directly related field.   Application Instructions To assure that the review committee has immediate access to your application materials, you are strongly encouraged to apply using the Interfolio position url: hhttp://apply.interfolio.com/115725 .  A CV must be uploaded and submitted in Interfolio in order to be considered for any position. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least two samples of research at the above Interfolio site for initial screening. We also require three letters of recommendation in support of your application. Additional supporting documents may be required; you will be contacted should these be needed.  Applications received by October 30, 2022,  will receive priority.  Application review will continue until the position is filled. If you experience complications submitting your materials, please contact Shannon Laidlaw, Faculty Affairs Specialist, Olin Business School at shannon.laidlaw@wustl.edu Olin Business School has 130 full-time faculty and offers degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD Level.  The School has excellent general support for both research and teaching. More information about the school, its facilities, and current faculty can be found at  http://www.olin.wustl.edu/ . Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. The Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor or associate professor (without tenure) faculty position in Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology with an effective start date of July 1, 2023. We are seeking applicants with strong records (or exceptional promise) in both teaching and research in the areas of data-driven research and empirically grounded analytics with operations and supply chain applications, stochastic processes, technology management with an operations/ supply chain application focus, and sustainable supply chains. The selected candidates will be expected to conduct and publish high-quality research, teach courses in data analytics and operations/supply chain management in the bachelor’s, master’s, and/or Ph.D. programs, advise/mentor students, and provide service to the school.    Qualifications Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Operations Management, Operations Research, or a directly related field.  Application Instructions To assure that the review committee has immediate access to your application materials, you are strongly encouraged to apply using the Interfolio position url: hhttp://apply.interfolio.com/115725.  A CV must be uploaded and submitted in Interfolio in order to be considered for any position. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least two samples of research at the above Interfolio site for initial screening. We also require three letters of recommendation in support of your application. Additional supporting documents may be required; you will be contacted should these be needed. Applications received by October 30, 2022, will receive priority. Application review will continue until the position is filled. If you experience complications submitting your materials, please contact Shannon Laidlaw, Faculty Affairs Specialist, Olin Business School at shannon.laidlaw@wustl.edu Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.
  • Nationwide, The Research team at Amazon works passionately to apply cutting-edge advances in technology to solve real-world problems. Do you have a strong machine learning background and want to help build new speech and language technology? Do you welcome the challenge to apply optimization theory into practice through experimentation and invention? Would you love to help us develop the algorithms and models that power computer vision services at Amazon, such as Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Go, Visual Search, etc? At Amazon we hire research science interns to work in a number of domains including Operations Research, Optimization, Speech Technologies, Computer Vision, Robotics, and more! As an intern, you will be challenged to apply theory into practice through experimentation and invention, develop new algorithms using mathematical programming techniques for complex problems, implement prototypes and work with massive datasets. Amazon has a culture of data-driven decision-making, and the expectation is that analytics are timely, accurate, innovative and actionable. Amazon Science gives insight into the company’s approach to customer-obsessed scientific innovation. Amazon fundamentally believes that scientific innovation is essential to being the most customer-centric company in the world. It’s the company’s ability to have an impact at scale that allows us to attract some of the brightest minds in artificial intelligence and related fields. Amazon Scientist use our working backwards method to enrich the way we live and work. For more information on the Amazon Science community please visit: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/2173778   We will be at the INFORMS career fair on Sunday, October 16 Please stop by the Amazon table and talk to us about how you can join our dynamic group applying operations research, machine learning, and statistics to research problems   BASIC QUALIFICATIONS • Currently enrolled in a Master's degree or PhD equivalent in computer science, operations research, statistics, physics, engineering, or related topics. • Experience in designing experiments and statistical analysis of results. • Experience in understanding and ability to implement algorithms using both toolkits and self-developed code. • Experience with Java, C++, or other programming language, as well as with R, MATLAB, Python, or similar scripting language.   PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Enrolled in a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in computer science, statistics, physics, engineering, or related topics. • Advanced ability to extract complex data sets, cleaning and analysis • Experience in developing and implementing algorithms, tailored to particular business needs and tested on large data sets • Publication(s) at peer-reviewed conferences or journals. Amazon has positions available for Research Internships in multiple locations across the United States. Amazon has positions available for Research Internships in multiple locations across the United States. The base pay for this position in Colorado is $112,432. Pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Our range of benefits may include health care, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off, and more. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site. The base pay for this position in Jersey City is $123,517. Our range of benefits may include health care, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off, and more. This information is provided per the Pay Transparency Regulation of Jersey City Municipal Code. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site. The base pay for this position in New York City is $123,517. Our range of benefits may include health care, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off, and more. This information is provided per the New York City Human Rights Law. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site. Pursuant to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Bellevue, Washington, 2023 New Grad Applied Research Scientist (PhD) At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.  The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us. Build the programs to help Flexport grow The opportunity: Flexport is looking for a creative, technically-minded Applied Research Scientist who is motivated to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems in global trade.   Data is at the heart of our business, and as an Applied Research Scientist, you will work to evaluate and provide insights into our physical and digital products. In collaboration with multidisciplinary product, engineering, and business/operations teams, you will apply advanced quantitative methods to deliver data-driven insights and automated decision-making in Flexport’s freight forwarding products.  Our business, product, and engineering teams collaborate closely with our Applied Research Scientists to share domain knowledge, test hypotheses at scale, and develop promising solutions that can be quickly and widely deployed. We are passionate about providing effortlessly accessible intelligence and actionable insights to our end users. Our ideal candidate is: self-motivated, highly analytical, technically excellent at writing code, and passionate about delivering cutting-edge solutions.   You Will: Work collaboratively with product, engineering, and business to: find opportunities to improve and enhance our technology products,  understand Flexport’s business and operations processes to identify impact opportunities, and translate ambiguous business requirements into the right technical/quantitative solution. Perform requirements gathering and data gathering & analysis.   Research prior work to inform and develop models and algorithms and quantify appropriate metrics & targets. Perform R&D of new models/algorithms and refactor ML/OR solutions to support scalable production deployment.  Deliver compelling data-driven solutions to support automated decision-making at scale. Work with large and complex data sets. Solve difficult data analysis problems by applying advanced analytical methods as needed.  Develop prototype data analyses and data assets iteratively as needed to generate actionable insights.  Communicate findings to technical collaborators and business stakeholders.  Drive and hands-on contribute to model/algorithmic development.  You Should: Be pursuing a Ph.D. (or equivalent research experience) in quantitative fields, such as Operations Research, Computer Science, Mathematics, etc. Graduating between December 2022 and August 2023 Expected to start full-time employment between January 2023 and October 2023 Experience and a strong background in algorithm design, engineering, and implementation. Experience and a strong background in optimization methods for solving linear, mixed-integer, and dynamic programs. Understanding of MIP strategies to customize/leverage commercial/open-source solvers.  Software development experience using general-purpose programming languages like Python, Java, or C/++, C# Experience working with large data sets and knowledge of tools for big data analytics (e.g., SQL, Python, Perl, or Ruby). A “compliance first” attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry. Preferred Qualifications Advance knowledge of decomposition/iterative methods for solving large-scale optimization problems. Expertise in designing and implementing optimization models and algorithms for large-scale discrete/combinatorial problems (e.g., vehicle routing, scheduling, network design, scheduling, and facility location)  Expertise in developing metaheuristics and matheuristics algorithms for extreme-scale combinatorial optimization. Proven object-oriented design and implementation skills (Python, Java, and C++) Some experience in machine learning and statistical techniques such as classification, clustering, regression, statistical inference, collaborative filtering, and experimental design. Some experience in business analytics, forecasting, pricing, or supply chain planning, emphasizes quantitative modeling and analysis. Strong research track record with contributions to research communities via publications in top conferences and journals and code contributions in open source communities such as COIN-OR, scikit-learn, CLTK, NLTK, etc. About Flexport We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to  make global trade easy for everyone . Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year. Worried about not having any logistics experience?  Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from  diverse backgrounds and experiences  together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward. We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.  At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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