Senior Operations Research (Optimisation) Engineer

At Flexciton, we are leading the 4th industrial revolution by bringing A.I. to manufacturing. We build on pioneering research to completely revolutionise the way the manufacturing industry operates. Whilst only a young startup, we work with some of the largest and most advanced manufacturers in the world! 

We are here to transform the way the largest companies in the world make their products, by building a platform that is solving an extremely difficult problem - one that would be impossible for a human to solve. 

Our vision is to bring Flexciton optimisation technology to every factory in the world to enable manufacturing to operate at a level never before possible.

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

About the Role

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:

  • Contribute to the design, implementation and support of advanced scheduling algorithms
  • Implement algorithms, in Python considering high quality production standards.
  • Improve the performance, the quality and the scalability of our optimisation technology in the most cost-effective way
  • Analyse raw data, to produce useful insights (data analytics and data mining) which will be used in the optimisation models or optimisation solving techniques. To develop, implement and test data science models.
  • 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).


  • Ideally you will have 5+ years experience in a SaaS company and 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
  • Have successfully deployed models in a live production environment
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Familiar with heuristic and meta-heuristic optimisation algorithms, e.g. greedy, tabu search, simulated annealing, evolutionary algorithms.
  • 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 object-oriented programming. 
  • Understanding of ML models such as regression and ANN.
  • Knowledge of Git, SQL, testing + CI, Docker & Kubernetes

Why join us

We’re still a young startup (~27 employees, ~50% engineers) but we’re at an inflection point. Our software is running live and providing gains in a world class semiconductor factory and we will soon be scaling to many more. We are expecting to grow the engineering team several fold in the coming years so this is an extremely exciting time to join. If you’re not interested in writing yet another CRUD app and are looking for some unique challenges and complex problems to solve then this is the place for you.

We were recently voted one of the world’s most disruptive companies on the Disrupt 100 List and are well funded with the aim to take even more funding in the coming months to support our ambitious growth plan. Our biggest asset, though, is our people. We have an open culture where everyone’s opinion is heard and everyone has the opportunity to shape the future of our technology. At our size, every developer is crucial and has a big impact on our final product.

Finally, we are having a big impact on the world. The factories we optimise create things that are all around us. They’re in the device you’re reading this on and countless other devices in your home. They’re used in healthcare, aviation, automotive, robotics, communications, IoT and many more and they’re in limited supply making our software even more vital to our customers who are under pressure to increase output. In short, there’s never been a better time to join Flexciton.



We aim to create an awesome environment for our people to thrive. We want to offer great career potential and of course other little benefits in return for your hard work!

  • Competitive salary based on skills and experience
  • Stock Options, so when we make it big you do!
  • 25 days holidays + bank holidays (an extra day of holiday for every year of service after 2 years - up to 30 days!) 
  • We're in WeWork space so perks available such as Barista, Yoga, Free Beer
  • L&D budget of £500 per year to invest in your growth
  • Monthly Team Lunch and Dinner
  • Annual Team Trip
  • Season Ticket Loan/Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • A range of perks and discounts through CharlieHR 

At Flexciton, we value diversity and foster an inclusive environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and we want to ensure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation during the process, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Perks & Benefits

  • Stock Options 💰

    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 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.

  • Breakfasts and Snacks 🍩 🍪 🍫

    Our office is stocked with snacks, drinks, fruits, cereal and other delicious surprises.

  • Barista coffee ☕️

    We're in WeWork space so perks available such as Barista, and also choices of draught beers!

  • Quarterly team lunch/dinner 🍽

    We're a small team so we normally have lunch together every other day but twice a quarter we make sure we organise team lunch/dinner to enjoy delicious food together.

  • 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.

  • Discounts with Charlie HR perks 🤑

    Get discounts on brands, cinema tickets, shopping, travel and many more!

Workplace & Culture

Our team is solving industry's hardest problems using A.I.

You have the opportunity to work with some of the largest manufacturing companies in the world and have access to huge volumes of manufacturing data!

Whether you’re a curious student or an ambitious graduate or an experienced developer, our opportunities will see you gain meaningful experience working alongside some of the best minds in the industry, all whilst finding out what yours can really do. 

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