Operations Research Scientist

Ocado Technology
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Job Description

As an OR Scientist, you will work closely with the team lead and other senior OR Scientists on projects across the business, dealing with real problems and having a real impact on the operational performance of the company.

You will be encouraged to research and seek out innovative solutions to solve these cutting-edge optimisation problems, and to implement, and test prototype solution approaches.

Communication is key; you will be in constant contact with business stakeholders and will need to work with developers both within the team and in other technology teams to ensure that your solutions are properly productionised and can be supported.

Who is the team?

The LSC Data Science team consists of OR scientists and data scientists, and is split between our head office in Hatfield and our development centres in Krakow & London. The team is responsible for designing cutting-edge optimisation techniques and machine learning algorithms to provide important business insights and ensure efficient operations.

We work on optimisation problems and machine learning projects within the logistics and supply chain space - from route optimisation to delivery-slots revenue management and supply chain optimisation. Our data is stored in Google BigQuery and we work primarily in Java and Python.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a passionate Operations Research Scientist to join our group. We see the following as ‘must haves’:

  • Experience in modelling and solving optimisation problems (using exact or heuristic methods)
  • Demonstrated computer programming skills in Java, Python or similar
  • Passionate problem solver with quantitative mind and eagerness to learn Having these will make you stand out from the crowd:
  • Practical work experience modelling and solving optimisation problems
  • A strong academic record including an MSc. or PhD in Operations Research, Computer Science,

Mathematics or related disciplines from a top-ranked university

  • Experience with optimisation solver software (e.g. IBM CPLEX, Gurobi)
  • Familiarity with optimisation problems arising in supply chain
  • Familiarity with linear and mixed integer programming
  • Familiarity with optimisation heuristic methods e.g. Local Search, Genetic Algorithms, Ant Colony optimisation etc.
  • Familiarity with Graph Theory
  • Familiarity with simulation modelling and tools

What we offer you:

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

Permanent Contract

Multi-Sport Card

Medical Insurance

Life assurance

Lunch Vouchers

Training and Development opportunities

If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.


About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business. As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Company Info.

Ocado Technology

Ocado Technology is powering the future of online retail through disruptive innovation. Join us to create world-class systems at the intersection of robotics and IoT, cloud platforms, big data, machine learning, software development, and beyond.

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