Sr. Ops Research Scientist

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CSX Technology
c#, c++, java, Visual Studio, Exlipse, Integrated Development Environment, Python
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home available

Job Description

Job Summary
CSX Technology is looking for an experienced Senior 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. The Senior Operations Research Scientist will serve as a technical OR leadership expert for the entire organization. They will partner with management to identify and research application problems, search for solutions, and make recommendations. They will promote new initiatives, identify areas of critical need, drive change through application development, work directly with internal customers to enact change, identify business requirements and develop the best course of actions to meet their needs. The Senior Operations Research Scientist is expected to develop decision support systems, manage their implementation, and provide support and maintenance. Collaborating with other organizations within and outside the company is an essential part of the job.
Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written mediums with all levels of audiences.
  • Generate new OR techniques and drive the successful adoption and integration of OR applications to execute business strategies and achieve results across CSX organizations. Understand business problems and create actionable project plans, while delivering sound OR solutions that exceed customer expectations.
  • Actively engage with business, internal technical and external technology vendor teams to define, design, and develop new business applications.
  • Collaborate with other organizations both internal and external to the company.
  • 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.
  • Create system designs to facilitate the inter-operability of large-scale business systems.
  • 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
  • Manage projects, define scope, implement architecture and system with partnership of CSX Technology teams during conversion of OR tool prototypes into production.
  • 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
  • Manage OR tool development projects
  • Roll out new OR tools and train end users
  • Convert OR tool prototypes into production
  • Collect data and perform simulation and/or statistical analysis to extrapolate alternate scenarios
  • Manage university and outside consultant projects
  • Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree
  • 6 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

  • Post-graduate Degree
  • 5 or more years of experience in software development or large-scale code bases

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience required conducting statistical analysis or simulation modeling
  • Ability to excel in agile/iterative development atmosphere
  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies
  • Ability to establish rapport and relationships with individuals at all levels internally and externally
  • Knowledge of Visual Studio, Eclipse, or related Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Knowledge of C#, Java or C++
  • 3+ years working with relational database systems (Oracle, SQL Server, writing SQL)
  • Knowledge of Python or R
  • Familiarity with version control and configuration management
  • Written and oral communication skills

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

Safety Commitment
Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. When a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities. In line with our commitment to safety, the applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete medical screenings and a background check.
About 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 190 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 240 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 Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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. 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.

Company Information

CSX is a company on the move. A national transportation leader, we’re redefining freight rail with a progressive vision and real results. Today’s CSX is raising performance levels to new industry highs, building a force of like-minded professionals ready to join us in achieving record safety, service and efficiency. 

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., the CSX transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. We serve some of the largest population centers in the nation, connecting customers to ports, production and distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. 

Vision: To be the best run railroad in North America.

Dice Id : csxmd001
Position Id : 6637630
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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