Data Scientist

Los Angeles /
Corporate – Software Engineering /
Full Time
Hadrian - Manufacturing the Future

Hadrian builds autonomous, software-defined precision component factories that help our customers make rockets, satellites, jets & eVTOLs 2x faster and cheaper.

Getting precision components on time, quickly is the #1 problem for customers in the space, medical devices, fusion, semiconductor, defense & carbon removal industries - in total, a $60B market in the US alone. 

Join our growing team to build the factory of the future and lay the groundwork for a Spacefaring, post-scarcity, carbon neutral world. Our tech already makes us >50% more efficient than legacy competitors and we need you to help us build, automate and launch Factory v1.

We've raised >$100m to achieve this vision, with multiple rounds from Lux Capital, A16Z, Founders Fund, Construct Capital, Caffeinated Capital and more.

About the FactoryOS team & this role
Hadrian's FactoryOS ("Flow") is the backbone of our operations, automating everything from day-to-day factory operations, to supply chain operations, to resource scheduling, hardware data integrations, quality inspection processes & more. 

A core piece of Flow is our Scheduling and Forecasting systems, which ensures all resources (machine and human) are load balanced with optimal factory scheduling, provides accurate lead times to customers, and enables on-the-fly rescheduling in response to real world condition changes. 
Scheduling and forecasting are key to preventing lead time misses, ensuring maximum utilization of resources & ensuring our Factory runs smoothly.

We have an expansive data set of our factory and our customers - if you want to build optimal solutions for automated space factories and help our customers ship rockets and satellites 2x faster and cheaper - we'd love to chat.

In this role you will

    • Architect v1 of our forecasting and modeling systems
    • Work with the manufacturing team to optimize for the real world and factory workflows
    • Work with the FactoryOS team to ensure data captured from the factory is suitable for data science needs
    • Build algorithms and processes that optimize lead times, profitability, utilization and throughput
    • Identify novel problems in Manufacturing that have not yet been explored, and solve and present them to leadership

This might be a good fit if you

    • >3+ years applying data science to solve real-world problems
    • 2+ years experience with implementing optimization models using a programming language like Python, C/C++, Java, or Go.
    • Have A++ mental horsepower and plasticity
    • Get a kick out of Manufacturing, Space, Defense and our mission
    • Experience driving novel insight through custom data analytics and machine learning.
    • Grasp product impacts to users and factory operations naturally
    • Can make tradeoffs between technical optimizations vs "real world" applications
    • Can project manage yourself and others to completion of a complex product if needed
    • Think in systems and want to extrapolate and extend shared patterns and behaviors

Nice to have (or excited to learn! you don't have to possess these to be a great fit.)

    • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Machine Learning, or a related field.
    • 2+ years of software engineering experience.
    • Experience with Prophet, darts, kats, or other forecasting libraries
    • Experience in Aerospace / Healthcare / FinTech fields (we handle sensitive data)
    • Experience with using mathematical programming solvers such as Gurobi, Xpress MP, CPLEX, or Google OR Tools in applications.

What we offer

    • Autonomy in how you execute, work with the best Advanced Manufacturing team in the US.
    • Work on something that actually positively impacts the Space Industry, The Country, and Humanity's future
    • Coaching from some of the best Scheduling / OR people in the world, if you so desire
    • Big equity grants
    • Platinum Healthcare, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance
    • Stipends for relocation, home office and/or flights to LA
    • Interact with our customers who are building Rockets, Satellites, Jets & Drones
    • Exposure to Tier 1 VCs and Angel Investors
    • If you quit Hadrian to start your own company, we'll invest and help you fundraise
    • Fame & Glory
We're looking for the best, and the best usually come with some career twists and turns.
Please apply even if you don't think you're a textbook perfect fit - we care more about skills, attitude and output than the school you went to (as an example).


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.