XPO Logistics

Operations Research Scientist (Principal) – Boston – USA

Job Overview

What you’ll do on a typical day

  • Work with a team of data scientists and analysts to implement models and measure success throughout the organization
  • Research cutting-edge algorithms and statistical models, identify opportunities to implement into daily operations and locate and define new process improvement opportunities
  • Communicate with technical and business-oriented audiences
  • Interpret data and analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
  • Work with senior leadership to prioritize business and information needs

What you need to succeed at XPO

At a minimum, you’ll need
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in developing and deploying optimization solutions
  • Strong experience with SQL, R or Python
  • Experience using statistical modeling (logistic regression, SVMs, etc.) to solve business problems
  • Ability to translate complex data sets and research into simple business recommendations.
It’d be great if you also have
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Operations Research, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or related field Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively operate both independently and as part of a team
  • Significant peer-reviewed scientific contributions in premier journals and conferences
  • Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts

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XPO Logistics

We provide pivotal supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world