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Job Location: Fort Worth
Anticipated Start Date: 01/07/2019
Number of Positions: 1
Salary Range: $86,600-$118,900
Salary Band: 30; 31
ABOUT OUR TEAM:
The Operations Research and Advanced Analytics group is responsible for finding solutions to some of the many challenging problems facing the railroad.
Our group leverages cutting-edge technologies in areas such optimization, simulation, machine learning, deep learning, image recognition, and cognitive computing to tackle these problems and add significant value to our business.
Over the years, our team has developed into a tight-knit group of colleagues and friends. This creates a collaborative environment which puts each and every team member on a path to realizing their full potential.
In just the past two years, our efforts have been recognized in the following ways:
2018 INFORMS Prize Winner
Finalist for the 2018 Innovative Applications In Analytics Award
Finalist for the 2017 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice
As a member of the BNSF Operations Research Group, you will be responsible for finding solutions to some of the many challenging problems facing the railroad. Duties include:
Develop decision support tools to help solve business problems
Interfacing with internal customers to understand the business and identify opportunities for improvement
Keeping current with the advances in analytical techniques, including open source libraries
Identifying solution techniques and implementing them independently, with external vendors, through academic alliances, or with BNSF Technology Services teams
Interfacing with BNSF Technology Services personnel to understand existing data structures and IT processes
Working with end-users to validate and enhance the tools
Identifying and initiating new projects part of technology initiatives
Communicating status and findings to senior management and key stakeholders
Extracting and cleaning large volumes of data to derive insights that can be used for process improvements.
The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position.
Ph.D. or Masters degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field
Ph.D is preferred but Masters degree with experience will be considered
Practical experience applying quantitative techniques to solve real-world problems
Strong programming skills in an object-oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, or VB.Net
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to identify underlying problems and appropriate techniques for solving them
Ability to manipulate and extract information from very large, complex data sets
Expertise in using commercial solver software, such as CPLEX, Gurobi, ProMod or ARENA or Frontline Solver
BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
Retirement Pension Plan
Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
Tuition Reimbursement Program
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:
Last 7 years of driving history
Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
Social Security number
MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS:
Other elements as needed
DRUG TEST ELEMENTS:
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at http://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.
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