AnyVan: Senior Data Science

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About the job

AnyVan makes moving anything, anywhere easier, more affordable and greener for everyone. With Over 8 million customers across the UK and Europe since our launch over a decade ago, we’re proud to be known as the largest, fastest growing tech company in the logistics industry.

Like many popular marketplaces, we’re asset light – i.e., we don’t own any vehicles or employ any drivers. We work with our transport partners and use technology to disrupt the entire delivery and moving process and to optimise the most efficient journeys.

We’ve continuously celebrated exciting growth and key milestones, a key highlight being a £125mn investment from Vitruvian partners to reinforce our position as the UK market leader. We’re expecting the next 5 years to be even more exciting.

As a Senior Data Scientist you will act as an internal consultant to provide thought leadership, innovative algorithms/solutions to a variety of predictive and decision problems arising from AnyVan’s business.

You will collaborate closely with the Head of Routing and Optimisation to conceptualise, design and develop heuristic formulas, machine learning and optimisation models and work with key stakeholders across the business, product and tech to being them to production.

You will also be expected to coach and mentor other members in the team on data science and optimisation related topics whilst also writing production ready code to deliver solutions.

Skills and experience you’ll need to be successful in the role:

  • A masters or phd in Operations Research, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Machine Learning, or Statistics (or fields related to algorithms)
  • Extensive experience in developing Optimisation or machine learning solutions in a fast paced logistics market place or management consulting companies focusing on logistics
  • Excellent knowledge of some of the techniques like mixed integer programming, meta heuristics, approximate algorithms, constraint programming, machine learning, deep learning
  • Experience working in some of the domains like Procurement planning, Revenue management, Pricing, Routing and Forecasting
  • Hands on experience with SQL and some programming languages (Python/Java/C++)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to explain complex problems simply to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Passion for data science, statistics, operations research and logistics market place business
  • Biased toward action, creative, and communicative
  • Understanding of agile concepts and ability to work in agile teams