Operations Research Scientist II

at FedEx Freight, Inc. in Harrison, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Position: Ops Research Scientist II (Harrison, AR) with FedEx Freight Inc.


Identify business opportunities or expand ideas obtained from management in order to conceptualize and define and model operational problems to assess feasibility and impact. Identify performance improvement opportunities via data analysis and develop decision support tools to ensure most cost conscience, efficient use of company resources that supports service objectives. Develop concepts into business plans utilizing appropriate research techniques, methodologies, and experience and present them to senior management with recommendation for implementation. Develop and implement data collection systems from primary and secondary sources and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality. Identify, analyze, interpret and visualize trends or patterns in complex data sets. Evaluate alternative systems or transportation networks employing financial, computer, geographic or operational models as appropriate. Research cutting edge technologies in support of the best practices in any transportation or network related question. Provide project support or individually design and develop models for testing, validation and evaluation of strategic proposals. Utilize multi-media presentations and formal reports for presenting analyses to senior management. Coordinate personnel involved in project administratively and technically. Comply with all applicable laws/regulations as well as company policies/procedures. Perform other duties as required.

Requirements: Position requires PhD in Industrial Engineering, Math/Statistics, or related quantitative discipline; or Master’s degree with 3 years’ experience in engineering, statistics, forecasting, or data analysis. Position requires education or experience in each of the following skills: Programming skills and languages including JAVA, Python, SQL, and SAS; Optimization/simulation software CPLEX, Gurobi, and FlexSiM; Mathematical optimization and solution methods for linear, non-linear, dynamic and integer programming; Designing and building machine learning models; Relational database systems Oracle, DB2, and Teradata; and Statistical software and reporting interfaces, data mining tools, machine learning techniques and data visualization.

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Job Posting: 3101261

Posted On: Jan 10, 2022

Updated On: Feb 14, 2022