AI, Data Science/Mining, Decision Analysis/Science, Mathematics, Operations Management, Operations Research Professionals, Programming
ABOUT OUR TEAM:
The Unified Data and Advanced Analytics group is responsible for finding solutions to some of the many challenging problems facing the railroad.
Our group leverages cutting-edge technologies in areas such as optimization, simulation, machine learning, deep learning, image recognition, and cognitive computing to tackle these problems and add significant value to our business.
Over the years, our team has developed into a tight-knit group of colleagues and friends. This creates a collaborative environment which puts each and every team member on a path to realizing their full potential.
In just the past three years, our efforts have been recognized in the following ways:
2018 INFORMS Prize Winner
Finalist for the 2018 Innovative Applications In Analytics Award
Finalist for the 2017 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice
As a member of the BNSF Operations Research Group, you will be responsible for finding solutions to some of the many challenging problems facing the railroad. Duties include:
Assist Operations Research team with optimization model development, testing, and implementation
Develop software for decision support tools to help solve business problems
Collaborate with members of Technology Services teams (OR and Development) on solution design and bug fixes
Keeping current with the advances in analytical techniques, including open source libraries
Interfacing with BNSF Technology Services personnel to understand existing data structures and IT processes
Working with end-users to validate and enhance the tools
Extracting and cleaning large volumes of data to derive insights that can be used for process improvements.
Sr. Operations Research Specialist will also include:
Identifying solution techniques and implementing them independently, with external vendors, through academic alliances, or with BNSF Technology Services teams
Identifying and initiating new projects part of technology initiatives
Communicating status and findings to senior management and key stakeholders
The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position.
Master’s degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field; PhD preferred for Sr. level or Masters with related experience
Practical experience applying quantitative techniques to solve real-world problems
Strong programming skills in an object-oriented programming language, such as Python, Java, C++, or VB.Net
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to identify underlying problems and appropriate techniques for solving them
Ability to manipulate and extract information from very large, complex data sets
Familiar with commercial solver software, such as CPLEX, FICO, Gurobi, ProMod or Anylogic or Frontline Solver; expertise required for Sr. level
Additional Salary Information: Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage, 401(k) Plan, Railroad Retirement, Life Insurance, Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP), and Tuition Reimbursement Program
Internal Number: 71744
About BNSF Railway
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies, with a rail network of 32,500 route miles in 28 states and three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of the products and materials that help feed, clothe, supply and power communities throughout America and the world. BNSF moves those goods more safely and efficiently, on significantly less fuel, with fewer emissions than the all-highway alternative.