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    Posted 01-29-2018 14:28

    Homer Logistics is a startup founded in 2014 and headquartered in Manhattan focused on technology enabled last-mile transportation logistics of same day or faster delivery. Because consumer demand for same day and shorter time window delivery is increasing, Homer is well positioned to capture the growth in the same day delivery market. Homer has recently received series A funding.

    Homer is seeking a Senior Operations Researcher that will report to the Vice President of Analytics. The Analytics group develops and maintains the models for critical business functions including personnel scheduling, demand forecasting, courier assessment, dispatching, and order assignment.  In addition, the group is responsible for reporting and in-depth analytics insight.

    The ideal candidate will have several years of experience of designing, developing, deploying, and monitoring and troubleshooting operational models that are used in production.

    General Requirements

    • Must be a proactive self-starter

    • Must be an excellent problem solver

    • Have strong communications skills

    • Must be flexible so as to thrive in a dynamic start-up environment

    • History of success academically


    • Strong knowledge of optimization techniques including local search, meta-heuristics and integer programming

    • Good knowledge of modern software engineering practice

    • Comfortable with data manipulation in SQL as well as Python or R

    • Solid background in programming Python, Java, or C / C++.

    • Knowledge of Tableau preferred

    Brenda Dietrich

    Cornell University
    Ithaca NY