Simulation Java Software Engineer
|Job Title:||Simulation Java Software Engineer|
|Job Published:||February 27, 2021 11:54|
We're looking for software engineers who can contribute to the design, build and analysis of the model(s) and algorithms that constitute the Supply Chain simulation(s), who are motivated by the impact their work will have on many parts of a global business such as Ocado, and will fully embrace a collaborative, lateral-thinking, creative and cutting-edge development environment., We're keen to find individuals happy to wear a number of different hats:
Inventor: Being part of the creative process that drives new concepts and innovations.
Developer: Creating simulations of real-world logistical systems, and building prototypes of the control algorithms that manage such systems.
Analyst: Generating, parsing, understanding & drilling into large datasets to discover insight that will inform business decisions and system design.
Researcher: Investigating how to optimise algorithms & business processes to improve the efficiency and profitability of the world's largest purely online grocery retailer.
In short, there's scope to be seriously challenged, to make a significant impact upon OSP, and to be a part of a dynamic growing team, department and business.
The London-based Supply Chain Simulation team will need to collaborate closely with other Simulation and production control algorithm teams in the UK & mainland Europe. Consequently good communication skills are essential, as is attention to detail and ability to explain and verify simulation results.
Consequently Supply Chain Simulation is an exciting team, comprising software engineers and simulation analysts, one that provides a stimulating environment with a steady stream of interesting, challenging and stretching problems to solve. Creativity, invention, logic, lateral-thinking are just a few of the skills required.,
BSc in Computer Science or a numerate degree
Solid skills in both Java (ideally Java 8+) and Python (eg Pandas)
Strong analytical and statistical skills
Experience of working on significant-scale open-ended research-type projects and delivering high-value from such projects - either in commercial or academic environments.
An approach that is comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty in project specification.
Knowledge of Maven and Gitlab/Gitlab CI
Experience and interest in algorithmic optimisation techniques
An open-minded approach to engaging with users of the Simulation outside of the team and within the wider business
It would be great if you had some experience of:
Python numpy, scipy, scikit-learn experience.
Working with Jupyter notebooks
A relevant MSc or PhD
Also it will be nice if you enjoy:
Experimentation - learning fast through trying and failing
Problem solving through lateral thinking, risk-taking and creativity
Working collaboratively with others across to address difficult challenges
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