Senior Operations Research Engineer

Remote/Ireland - Competitive Salary - Home office setup costs

Job Type

Full Time

About Us

Optifly is building deep tech products that unlock profitability in airlines. With our first product, Optifly Schedule, airlines are able to build schedules 10x faster and 10% more profitably. Good asset utilisation for our airline partners reduces costs and increases demand.

We are a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary, and multi-national team of data scientists, engineers and business people working towards one shared goal of expanding airlines horizons by unlocking their potential across the world.

We are a remote-first company, we believe that work is what you do, not where you sit.

You will experience a collaborative and flat culture, where titles are less valued than delivering outcomes that impact and move the dial. We want you to have what you need to hit the ground running, so you will get the necessary kit to help you do your best work. During onboarding, you will meet the entire team, learn about our market leading optimiser and get under the hood of our Grow and Scale strategy.

About the Role

We’re looking for a senior operations research engineer to join our data science team to help us build powerful new features and products that will delight our airline customers. This role will report directly into our CSO.

You must be comfortable working independently as well collaboratively as we build out our product portfolio. Initially, the successful candidate will be responsible for working on our ground-breaking scheduling optimiser that is being used by airlines such as Ryanair.


Must Have

  • Hands-on experience with Mathematical Optimization Software such as CPLEX or Gurobi

  • Hands on programming experience of discrete optimisation problems

  • Mixed integer and linear programming

  • Constraint programming

  • Familiarity with metaheuristics - simulated annealing, ant colony optimization, tabu search

  • Working knowledge of cloud infrastructure services, preferably AWS

Nice To Have

  • 6+ years of applied experience in implementation of Operations Research / Mathematical Optimization applications in an industrial context

  • Experience creating user-friendly GUIs, reports, and data visualizations to facilitate the execution of data-driven optimization models and scenario comparisons by the end-user

  • Experience working in a remote team environment.

  • Think about systems and services and write high quality code. We work mostly in React and Java, built on AWS. However, we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework.

Application Process

  1. Application: Submit your application including links to your profile (e.g. LinkedIn, Github).

  2. Introduction call: This provides us with the opportunity to get to know you and for you to learn more about Optifly.

  3. Take-home task and follow up call: You will be provided with a coding task along with a follow-up call where we will drill into your work.

  4. Offer: The entire process will be completed within two weeks.