Operations Research Scientist I - Network Optimization Focus

Jacksonville, FL, United States


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Job Summary

CSX Technology is looking for an experienced Operations Research Scientist for the Operations Research (OR) Group. This individual’s domain of expertise should be on the development of MIP, heuristic and algorithmic solutions to industry specific problems, as well as high quality implementation of such solutions. Individual will develop decision support systems, manage their implementation, and provide support and maintenance.  Individual will define system scope, objectives and requirements based on standards and guidance from architects and senior team members, as well as collaborate with other organizations within the company. Interact with internal customers to identify business requirements and develop the best course of actions to meet their needs.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • Actively engage with business, internal technical and external technology vendor teams to define, design, and develop new business applications.
  • Provide leadership and technical direction to team members and monitor the deliverables of the technical team. Project management and planning skills, risk mitigation, timeline and deadline assessment. Ability to contingency plan, analyze systems for efficiencies, and develop test case scenarios.
  • Formulate mathematical models and apply different optimization methods by using or developing requisite software for strategic/tactical/operational decision making, policy formulation, and other related managerial functions
  • Build and implement optimization models in the railroad transportation industry using solution approaches that include linear and mixed integer programming, meta-heuristics, and network flow algorithms
  • Utilize computer programming skills and relational database systems to develop optimization applications
  • Analyze and enhance existing code of projects in development
  • Perform analytics support to various company initiatives. Collect data and perform simulation and/or statistical analysis to extrapolate alternate scenarios
  • Roll out new OR tools and train end users
  • Convert OR tool prototypes into production
  • Manage university and outside consultant projects

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Master's Degree, and 3 or more years of experience in with object oriented programming in C#, C++ or Java at a level that would be required of a research or industry implementation

Preferred Qualifications 

  • PHD and 5 or more years of experience in with object oriented programming in C#, C++ or Java at a level that would be required of a research or industry implementation.
  • Experience in the transportation industry

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of Visual Studio, Eclipse, or related Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming in C#, Java or C++, and/or Python
  • Knowledge of relational database systems (Oracle, SQL Server, writing SQL)
  • Optimization solvers such as Gurobi, CPLEX 
  • Knowledge of custom data structures and their implementation
  • Knowledge of routing/network algorithms and their implementation

The CSX Leadership Model is the foundation of our Talent Strategy and is what drives CSX performance. CSX accordingly selects and develops talent based on each of the following: producing results, creating change, and inspiring excellence.

Job Requirements 

  •  Work flexible days/hours as dictated by business needs. Work inside an office environment

CSX is passionate about building a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve, one in which all individuals are valued, appreciated, included, respected and proud to be equal members of our team. We are nationally recognized for our commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as our support for veterans and reservists. Take the next step and move your career forward with CSX.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Connect with us on Facebook  X  LinkedIn  Instagram   YouTube
Closing Statement
At CSX, two of our five Guiding Principles are Valuing and Developing Employees as well as Operating Safely. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.
CSX is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click here to view the EEO is Law poster. Click here to view the OFCCP pay transparency provision information.
CSX Transportation and its subsidiaries are not seeking outside assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from staffing agencies or search firms for employment or contractor opportunities. Any resumes submitted by an outside vendor to any employee at CSX via e-mail, Internet, or directly to hiring managers without a valid written search agreement in place with the Talent Acquisition / HR department will be deemed the sole property of CSX. No placement fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired as a result of the referral, or through other means.
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