Optimisation Scientist

NPComplete Limited trading as Satalia
North London, London
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

"We push the boundaries of data science, optimisation and artificial intelligence to solve the most difficult problems in industry."

As an optimisation specialist at Satalia, you will have opportunities to work on diverse and interesting projects, challenge yourself, learn new skills, lead and contribute to strong teamwork. You will be able to utilise your broad knowledge of optimisation methods and implementation experience to help us create robust solutions for real-world problems with challenging features such as large scale, multi-objective, complex constrained and online optimisation problems.

At Satalia we are committed to improving diversity, and will happily provide additional training for applicants who do not meet some criteria, but who can enrich our culture with their diverse background.

Job Description

To handle complex, challenging projects with many interdependencies between system architecture and algorithm design;
To use several solver libraries and programming languages;
Work efficiently in an interdisciplinary team of software developers, optimisation scientists and business people on a common goal;
Use mathematical insights to inform real business problems as well as understanding its limitations;
Work with complex clients providing solutions in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Person Specification

You have commercial development experience, in particular with implementing optimisation or artificial intelligence technologies;
You have evidence that supports the diversity and depth of your knowledge in Optimisation, Software Engineering, Computer Science or Operations Research;
You have evidence that you can develop beautiful and well documented code, with comprehensive test suites;
Ability to work with a diverse range of people to understand what problems need solving, what success looks like and how to get there;
Ability to work autonomously, with an interest in mentoring other team members;
You excel in mentoring and inspiring others about the awesomeness of maths and optimisation;
You have experience working with complex clients.

Qualifications required

Preferably a Doctorate otherwise a Masters Degree or higher together with a strong academic record in computer science, mathematics and optimisation.

What Satalia Offers

Satalia has a flat hierarchy with an open culture regarding salaries, feedback, finances, etc.
At Satalia we are committed to giving maximum freedom to all employees, in particular regarding work space, working time and working location.
We offer large flexibility regarding your role or your contract. For example, you can explore different roles in Satalia to develop and challenge yourself.

Recruitment Process

There are four steps between submitting your application and receiving an offer:

CV Screening (30 minutes) - we will ask brief clarifying questions about your CV.

Ways of Working Test (30 minutes) - you will work with one optimiser to solve a problem - we want to understand how you work.

Culture interview (60 minutes) - two of our team members will discuss our company culture

Technical interview (60 minutes) - two of our team members will discuss our technical needs and your skills.

How to apply

Ensure that your Curriculum Vitae provides links to evidence of your experience. Examples of evidence include detailed descriptions of your role in projects, publications you have written, code samples, talks you have given, references, teaching material you have written.

We will consider applications as we receive them, until the closing date and until a suitable candidate has been found. All applicants will receive a response.

Based in: London, UK

Salary: £40,000 to £70,000

Job Closing Date: 16 July 2017