Operations Research Scientist

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Operations Research Scientist
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
Data Scientist- Smart Mobility

The Global Data Insights & Analytics team at Ford Motor Company has a position open for a Data Scientist-Smart Mobility.


  • Research and apply advanced mathematical and analytical methods to investigate complex issues
  • Identify and solve quantitative problems across various domains critical to business success, including improving manufacturing process, optimizing production schedules, and developing pricing models
  • Develop mathematical models and computer algorithms to analyze and optimize existing operations and use these models to guide analysis and provide insight for management decisions
Basic Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science
  • 3+ years of experience using linear, nonlinear, dynamic, and mixed-integer programming.
  • 3+ years of experience using Matlab and Cplex optimization software tools.
  • 3+ years of experience using C++, Java, or Scala.
  • 3+ years of experience programming in R, MATLAB, or SAS.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as Applied Mathematics, Operation Research, Computer Science, Physics, or Engineering
  • Demonstrated skills in large scale data manipulation and mining / pattern recognition
  • Demonstrated proficiency with simulation techniques such as Monte Carlo
  • Knowledge of theoretical / empirical techniques commonly used in industrial organizations (e.g. game theory, contract theory, oligopoly theory
  • Experience with C# and/or JAVA for developing Windows and Web applications
  • Experience researching, developing and implementing optimization algorithms for various business needs, including operations planning and production scheduling.
  • Experience programming with SQL, Spark or Hadoop.
  • Experience data mining using PC, Mainframe, Unix/Linux, Teradata, and Big data platforms.
  • Experience executing both descriptive and inferential ad hoc requests in a timely manner.
  • Experience communicating and presenting models to business customers and executives
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team; discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.