Data Scientist

Job Location: Waltham MA
Details: Leverage your problem-solving mindset and apply mathematical and optimization modeling techniques and statistical knowledge to develop novel solutions for our clients and research projects

Who We Are

Dynamic Ideas LLC is an exciting company offering employees the opportunity to create breakthrough solutions at the forefront of operations research and optimization. Founded in 1999 by Dimitris Bertsimas, faculty director of MIT’s prestigious Master of Business Analytics Program, the company is based in Waltham, MA and is looking for energetic, solutions-oriented people to drive our next wave of innovation. Dynamic Ideas has developed game-changing products and research for clients across multiple continents in a range of industries, including finance, healthcare, supply-chain management, crime prediction and prevention, mining, and even stamp collecting. The company has launched several successful enterprises including Interpretable AI, the Analytics Edge for Leaders, and AlphaRoute

AlphaRoute, where this position will also be focused, is a new startup that uses MIT-based technology to revolutionize vehicle routing systems, optimizing routes, cutting vehicle fleets, and reducing carbon emissions. Our work has been recognized by INFORMS, the largest professional association for operations research, management science, and analytics. We have garnered significant press coverage from The Wall Street Journal and several other publications. And we have delivered millions of dollars in savings for our customers, many of whom serve the public good.  

Who You Are

  • • Master’s or Ph.D. in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • • Experience designing and implementing optimization models for transportation, network, and/or supply chain systems (e.g., routing, scheduling).
  • • Familiarity with optimization methods, related tools, and the latest technology (e.g. CPLEX, Gurobi).
  • • Ability to implement models and tools through the use of high-level modeling languages such as Python and Julia.
  • • Experience with large-scale data sets and expertise manipulating data.
  • • Experience with statistical analysis, machine learning, and data-modeling in a database environment.
  • • Experience applying forecasting and data mining techniques in an industrial setting.
  • • Experience designing and building forecasting systems and business metrics.
  • • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects at one time, often under tight deadlines.
  • • Strong communication and project management skills. 
  • • Exceptional problem solving skills evidenced by prior work and/or research.
  • • An energetic, team-oriented professional who is passionate about innovation and data science. 

What We Prefer

  • • Experience writing transportation and scheduling optimization models and applying them for strategic and tactical business decisions.
  • • Experience and proficiency presenting to clients and/or other senior stakeholders.
  • • Passion for work that benefits the public good.

What You’ll Do

The Data Scientist role is vital to the success of our company, and as such you will play an important part in our growth and development. You will leverage your problem-solving mindset and apply mathematical and optimization modeling techniques and statistical knowledge to develop novel solutions for our clients and research projects. You will collect and analyze data on relevant customer operations; identify, understand, and communicate potential or existing problems; and show the implications of different actions to solve these problems. You will work collaboratively with our first-rate data science team to develop new algorithms and methodologies which can achieve broad applicability across and within the industries we serve, with a particular emphasis on transportation, network, and supply chain systems. You will bring energy, positivity, and determination to an already exciting work environment.

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