Research Science Manager - Operations Research

Seattle, Washington /
Data Science /
Who we are: 
Convoy, one of the fastest growing startups in the U.S., is transforming the $800 billion trucking industry. Convoy offers the world's largest companies the best option for moving their freight through its network of thousands of technology-connected trucking companies. Shippers get instant quotes, real-time GPS tracking on all shipments, and actionable business analytics to improve their supply chain. Trucking companies get access to free tools and resources that allow them to find loads they want, drive fuller trucks, and get paid quickly. Convoy is growing quickly and hiring in every area. Come join a company that is literally moving the world forward!

Founded in 2015, Convoy is backed by this century's leading disruptors, including the founders and CEOs of Amazon, Salesforce, eBay, Linkedin, Expedia, Dropbox, KKR, Starbucks, and others.

Who we’re looking for:
Optimizing our network of carriers is core to Convoy’s mission to automate the logistics industry. Today, we use machine learning,economic analysis, and operations research to figure out freight prices, shipment relevance for carriers, auction bidding strategy, and other internal processes. However, we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of possible optimizations across our transportation network - efficient load bundling and fleet optimization are new frontiers that are central to Convoy’s success.  

We are looking for an experienced Research Science Manager to join Convoy’s Marketplace organization to lead our network optimization data science team. This role has the potential to unlock significant value for the company as we double-down on the fundamental algorithms at the heart of our business. If you are interested in joining a company that is integrating economic insights and data science into the core of its business, while leveraging technology to drive efficiencies in a critical sector of the economy, let’s talk.

You have the following skills & experience:

    • PhD in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or highly related field
    • 5+ years of post-PhD experience, specializing in Operations Research
    • 2+ years of experience managing data scientists/economists
    • Experience with JavaScript, C++, or other OOP language, as well as with Python
    • Practical experience in implementing optimization models and tools through the use of high-level modeling languages

Nice to have:

    • 5+ years of experience managing data scientists in a fast-paced business environment
    • Experience with production systems using Operations Research algorithms
    • Strong research and publication record
Convoy is an equal-opportunity employer and we are actively seeking a diverse team. If you're a collaborative team player who wants to have an outsized impact with a small, tight-knit team, we'd love to hear from you!