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Operations Research Scientist


We are seeking an Operations Research Scientist who can help us work on high value, complex, global supply chain opportunities with our Advanced Analytics team at Koch. We love passionate, forward thinking individuals who are driven to innovate through the intersection of cutting-edge research and high-quality data available within Koch’s impressive portfolio of companies. 

You will have the opportunity to engage with other leading operations research and data science talent, business leaders, and analytics infrastructure experts as you design and execute experiments; including the opportunity to pursue patents on novel, successful outcomes. Our advanced analytics team is backed by world class engineering and analysis talent that helps source data, establish baselines, and transition successful solutions into production, allowing operations research scientists to focus on their comparative advantages. We work with diverse business scenarios and data types, experimenting and piloting at a rapid pace – exciting for a candidate who loves solving complex, global business problems.

Koch Business Solutions (KBS) is the global problem-solver of business needs for Koch Industries. We serve more than 120,000 Koch employees worldwide and partner with 11 Koch companies from a diverse number of industries; ranging from making fabric, glass and paper products, to manufacturing cell phone components. Since 2003 we have invested over $80 Billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures and are proud to reinvest more than 90% of our earnings back into our companies.

Want to come help create the future of advanced analytics at Koch? 

This role is open to remote candidates with preference to sit in Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, or Wichita. 

What you will do in your role.

  • Work with product managers and clients to better understand the business problem
  • Create a list of potentially relevant supporting data elements
  • Work with data engineers and/or data analysts to procure data and test it for problems
  • Collaborate with other scientists and analysts
  • Propose modeling approaches
  • Mine the data to check completeness, value distributions, etc.
  • Test models for quality and scalability
  • Collaborate with product managers to find the best way to present the results
  • Work with developers on productionizing models

The experience you will bring.

  • An advanced Degree (Masters or PhD) in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, or Chemistry
  • A minimum of 3 years of post-academic experience developing and deploying advanced optimization models
  • Experience putting emerging ideas into practice through rapid experimentation and prototyping
  • Expert in mathematical optimization and decomposition of complex problems for custom solutions
  • Experience with commercial (Gurobi, Cplex, Xpress) or free/open source (GLPK, lp_solve, MIPCL) solvers
  • Experience in scheduling and routing optimization problems
  • Experience developing in Python, Java, or C++ within a collaborative production environment
  • High quality understanding of stochastic processes and uncertainty modeling, experience formulating and solving mixed integer linear, non-linear, and quadratic programming models
  • Experience developing proof of concepts and testing new ideas, as well as scaling these ideas into production ready models that can be deployed


  • An advanced Degree (Masters or PhD) in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, or Chemistry

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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