Operations Research Scientist

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 an Operations Research Scientist who will be an exceptional addition to our small tight-knit team. As our Operations Research Scientist, 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:

  • Design and develop algorithms in Python, conduct OR research and run proof of concept studies.
  • Improve the performance, the quality and the scalability of our optimisation technology in the most cost-effective way
  • Implement optimisation and mathematical programming models for complex scheduling problems in a production environment.
  • Develop solid unit tests according to organisational standards
  • 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).


  • Advanced degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or related Quantitative disciplines.
  • Proficient in developing in Python and writing production code
  • Experience with modelling problems using optimisation methods such as MIP / MILP
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Good knowledge in exact methods and decomposition techniques
  • Able to balance mathematical rigor with a start-up mindset to ship and iterate software constantly 

Nice to have:

  • Familiar with object-oriented programming. 
  • Experience developing and task scheduling models.
  • Familiar with heuristic and meta-heuristic optimisation algorithms, e.g. greedy, tabu search, simulated annealing, evolutionary algorithms.
  • Understanding of ML models such as regression and ANN.
  • Have successfully deployed a model in a live production environment


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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