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CSX Corporation Inc.

Operations Research Scientist - Programming Algorithms

CSX Corporation Inc. - West Jacksonville, FL

Job Summary

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Operations Research expert or algorithm programmer for the Operations Research (OR) Group at CSX. This individual’s domain of expertise should be on the practical development of algorithmic solutions to industry specific problems. The individual should possess high quality coding skills in object oriented programming languages (C#, C , and/or Java) and be excited about developing software using complex techniques. The Operations Research Scientist is expected to develop decision support systems, manage their implementation, and provide support and maintenance. He/she will interact with internal customers to identify business requirements and develop the best course of actions to meet their needs.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Formulate mathematical models and apply different optimization methods by using or developing requisite software for strategic/tactical/operational decision making, policy formulation, and other related managerial functions

Build and implement optimization models in the railroad transportation industry using solution approaches that include linear and mixed integer programming, meta-heuristics, and network flow algorithms

Utilize computer programming skills and relational database systems to develop optimization applications

Analyze and enhance existing code of projects in development

Perform analytics support to various company initiatives

Manage OR tool development projects

Roll out new OR tools and train end users

Convert OR tool prototypes into production

Collect data and perform simulation and/or statistical analysis to extrapolate alternate scenarios

Manage university and outside consultant projects

Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as given by senior management

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution required in Operations Research, Computer Science, or Industrial Engineering

Experience required building and implementing math models and algorithms

At least 2 years of experience with object oriented programming in C#, C or Java at a level that would be required of a research or industry implementation

Experience with common data structures and algorithms (e.g., Dijkstra’s algorithm, Binary heap)

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to meeting the above qualifications, the following is preferred:

PhD from an accredited institution in Operations Research, Computer Science or Industrial Engineering

Experience required working with relational database systems (SQL, Oracle)

Experience conducting statistical analysis or simulation modeling

Experience in software development or large-scale code bases

Experience in development with Gurobi or ILOG CPLEX optimization solvers

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of Visual Studio or Eclipse

Knowledge of C#, Java or C

Knowledge of SQL Server or Oracle

Written and oral communication skills

Company Profile

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, FL., is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.

Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.

CSX serves major markets in the eastern United States and has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The company also has access to Pacific ports through alliances with western railroads.

Closing Statement

At CSX two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

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Operations Research Scientist - Programming Algorithms CSX Corporation Inc. - West Jacksonville, FL, United States

   

Location: West Jacksonville, FL

Company Profile:
CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers. Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.