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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. We were recently voted one of the world’s most disruptive companies on the 2018 Disrupt 100 List.

Our mission is to become THE artificial intelligence company for manufacturing and help every plant in the world increase their efficiency through A.I.

As we move on to the next phase of product development, we’re looking for an Operations Research Scientist have a crucial role by contributing significantly to the R&D developments for our core Flexciton product.

About the role

You will be part of our R&D team reporting to our Lead Scientist and working closely with him to create, study, develop/build, and improve research optimisation-lead solution strategies based on mathematical programming and heuristics, for the efficient solution of complex production scheduling and planning problems. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • carry out research by experimenting with alternative models/solution strategies
  • develop and deliver prototype models or solutions strategies
  • study, track and improve performance of existing prototypes
  • perform data mining and analysis resulting in comprehensive reports
  • suggest modelling or solution strategies based on data analyses done
  • create test cases of developed prototypes (to be used by the Engineering team)
  • contribute to the R&D roadmap by suggestions, brainstorming, etc
  • document R&D developments
  • communicate R&D developments to the rest of the teams
  • support with domain knowledge expertise with the other teams
  • follow the state-of-the-art research in operations research and production planning and scheduling.


Key requirements:

  • PhD in operations research, mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, computer science, or another quantitative field.
  • Excellent knowledge of supply chain and operations management.
  • Solid understanding in applying a range of statistical and mathematical optimisation theories and methods (mixed integer programming) to real-world problems.
  • Excellent data mining and data analytics skills.
  • Advance knowledge of programming languages for statistical modelling and analysis, such as Python, R, Pandas, and SciPy. 
  • High competency in algebraic modelling languages (e.g., Pyomo, GAMS, AIMMS, AMPL).
  • Experience in applying and developing approximate optimisation methods, such as heuristic and meta-heuristic algorithms.
  • Demonstrate previous experience in applying hybrid solution strategies (i.e, combination of mathematical programming and heuristic methods) for decomposing complex optimisation problems.
  • Proven track record of academic and industrial research contributions, such as journal publications, research project, and successful industrial applications.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.


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
  • Stock Options, so when we make it big - so do you!
  • 25 days holidays + bank holidays
  • We're in WeWork space so perks available such as Barista, Meditation, Free Beer
  • Quarterly Team Lunch and Dinner
  • Snacks/Breakfasts
  • Annual Team Trip
  • L&D opportunities

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!


EC2A 4EG London Directions info@flexciton.com

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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