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Optimisation (Operations Research) Engineer



Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Optimisation (Operations Research) Engineer

Join Flexciton, where innovation meets inspiration in the heart of the semiconductor industry. We're pioneers in the 4th industrial revolution, crafting cutting-edge AI solutions tailored for manufacturing. Despite being a startup, we collaborate with global leaders, reshaping the semiconductor landscape.

Semiconductors are the foundation of the future, touching every aspect of our lives. From AI-driven technologies and renewable energy systems to smart devices and healthcare innovations, they are the building blocks of progress. At Flexciton, we simplify chipmaking, unlocking endless possibilities. Together, we're redefining technology's future, fostering a seamless, efficient, and sustainable semiconductor world. Join us in shaping limitless horizons.

About the role

We’re looking for an Optimisation Engineer who will be an exceptional addition to our small tight-knit team. As our Optimisation Engineer, you will contribute significantly to the software of our core Flexciton product.

You will work in a technical multi-disciplinary team in a company which values collaboration and continuous learning working with large and technologically advanced factories in the most exciting industries. Some of your responsibilities will involve:

What you’ll be doing

  • Contribute to the design, implementation and support of advanced scheduling algorithms

  • Implement algorithms and reviewing code in Python considering high quality production standards.

  • Improve the performance, the quality and the scalability of our optimisation technology

  • Analyse raw data, to produce useful insights which will be used in the optimisation models or optimisation solving techniques.

  • Integrate data science models with optimisation models. To incorporate uncertainty in the optimisation (stochastic optimisation) or to deal with the uncertainty of real-life problems (e.g. robust optimisation, risk-constrained heuristics).

  • Working on live trials with direct client interaction

Optimisation engineers at Flexciton have been involved in a broad range of activities, such as deep R&D projects, helping design our product roadmap and working closely with our customers. There is significant scope to mold the role to your interests and skills once you join the team

What we are looking for in you

  • 2+ years experience in a SaaS company or an MSc/BSc in Operations Research, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science or related field

  • Competent scripting in languages such as Python, Java, C/++

  • Experience with modelling problems using optimisation methods such as MIP / MILP

  • Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures

  • Familiar with object-oriented programming.

  • An eye for detail and a willingness to learn about optimisation methods and or advanced scheduling algorithms

  • Able to balance mathematical rigor with a start-up mindset to ship and iterate software constantly

Nice to have:

  • Familiar with heuristic and meta-heuristic optimisation algorithms, e.g. greedy, tabu search, simulated annealing, evolutionary algorithms or CPLEX.

  • Have successfully deployed a model in a live production environment

  • Knowledge of Git, SQL, testing + CI, Docker & Kubernetes

    Whilst the above experience is a great starting point for this role, we are looking for curious minds and motivated people above all else so we encourage you to apply even if you don’t feel you meet all of these criteria.

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salary between £45,000-65,000 based on skills and experience

  • Stock Options 💰 so when we make it big - so do you!

  • L&D Opportunities 📚

  • We are determined to continuously develop ourselves, our company and our teams. We have a £500 training allowance for every employee. We also have our mini library where we keep adding books every week. We want to be able to create as many opportunities for our teams' growth as possible.

  • Hybrid working model of 3 days in the office (Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays) and 2 days working from home.

  • Breakfasts and Snacks 🍩 🍪 🍫 Our office is stocked with snacks, drinks, fruits, cereal and we have an onsite Barista courtesy of WeWork.

  • Tasty Tuesdays 🍕 Company lunches in the office every Tuesday.

  • Quarterly team activity or dinner 🍽.

  • Annual Team Trip 🌍 Every year, we take our team to an annual retreat where we have strategy workshops, foster our culture and do lots of fun activities.

Why join us

Welcome to Flexciton, where innovation meets impact! We're not just a startup; we're a powerhouse of creativity, at the forefront of revolutionising the semiconductor industry. Picture this: our software, crafted by brilliant minds like yours, is shaping the very devices you're using right now.

We're not stopping here. We're scaling up, fast. We've been recognised globally as one of the most disruptive companies, and our potential is limitless. Our strength lies in our people – in a space where ideas flow freely, and every voice, including yours, can shape the future.

What we do matters. The factories we optimise create the technology that defines our world, from healthcare breakthroughs to cutting-edge communication devices. Join us, and you're not just joining a team; you're becoming a part of progress, a force that's transforming industries and leaving a mark on the world.

At Flexciton, your passion, your ideas, and your hard work don't just contribute; they drive us forward. There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of our story. Join us, and let's create a future where your innovations don't just matter – they inspire.

At Flexciton, we celebrate diversity and thrive in an inclusive atmosphere. We wholeheartedly embrace equal employment opportunities and believe in making our recruitment process accessible to all. Your unique abilities and perspectives are valued here. If you require any accommodations due to a disability or specific needs, please don't hesitate to inform us. Your comfort and success are our priority. Welcome to a place where everyone belongs.


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