Kinaxis: Optimization Developer, Research Scientist - Remote, US

Optimization Developer, Research Scientist

Location US-Remote
ID 2024-31454

About Kinaxis

Elevate your career journey by embracing a new challenge with Kinaxis. We are experts in tech, but it’s really our people who give us passion to always seek ways to do things better. As such, we’re serious about your career growth and professional development, because People matter at Kinaxis.

In 1984, we started out as a team of three engineers. Today, we have grown to become a global organization with over 2000 employees around the world, with a brand-new HQ based in Kanata North in Ottawa. As one of Canada’s Top Employers, we are proud to work with our customers and employees towards solving some of the biggest challenges facing supply chains today.

At Kinaxis, we power the world’s supply chains to help preserve the planet’s resources and enrich the human experience. As a global leader in end-to-end supply chain management, we enable supply chain excellence for all industries, with more than 40,000 users in over 100 countries. We are expanding our team as we continue to innovate and revolutionize how we support our customers.


This is a remote position. You can work from home and be located anywhere in the USA

About the team

Algorithm developers at Kinaxis create algorithms to optimize supply chains. Ever wonder how the hundreds of parts in your new smart phone come together from different suppliers all over the world? Kinaxis solves problems like that every day.
Our customers have terabytes of data that needs to be analyzed for the largest supply chains imaginable. Our algorithms move the global economy-- in seconds, not hours, or days.
It’s Big Data with an impact; Data Science on the front lines.

What you will do

  • Investigate novel techniques combining class leading heuristics with optimization
  • Research in applying large-scale optimization and machine learning to mission critical supply chain management solutions
  • Translate real world Supply Chain Management use cases into mathematical model
  • Lead the design, prototyping and implementation of the mathematical model
  • Collaborate closely with your agile team members and other stakeholders
  • Shape the future direction of Kinaxis as we move into new markets

Technologies we use

  • C++ for core development
  • Commercial mathematical solvers
  • State of the art in-memory analytics technology
  • Visual Studio, JIRA, Confluence, Git
  • Sophisticated internal testing tools to validate correctness and performance
  • Virtual and cloud infrastructure for development, support and testing

What we are looking for

  • Working knowledge or research experience in fusing AI with mathematical optimization, in solving large-scale use cases
  • Experience in creating mathematical models of real-world optimization problems
  • Working knowledge in machine learning models and algorithms
  • Impeccable analytics and problem-solving skills
  • Deep understanding of commercial solvers (Gurobi, Xpress, CPLEX)
  • Understanding of object-oriented design and design patterns, unit testing
  • The commitment to help every member of your team perform better
  • PhD in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or Computer Science
  • Background in, or understanding of, Supply Chain Management

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Work With Impact: Our platform directly helps companies power the world’s supply chains. We see the results of what we do out in the world every day—when we see store shelves stocked, when medications are available for our loved ones, and so much more.

Work with Fortune 500 Brands: Companies across industries trust us to help them take control of their integrated business planning and digital supply chain. Some of our customers include Lockheed Martin, Yamaha, P&G, Honda, and more.

Social Responsibility at Kinaxis: Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee weighs in on hiring practices, talent assessment training materials, and mandatory training on unconscious bias and inclusion fundamentals. Sustainability is key to what we do and we’re committed to net-zero operations strategy for the long term. We are involved in our communities and support causes where we can make the most impact.

People matter at Kinaxis and these are some of the perks and benefits we created for our team:

  • Flexible vacation and Kinaxis Days (company-wide day off on the last Friday of every month)
  • Flexible work options
  • Physical and mental well-being programs
  • Regularly scheduled virtual fitness classes
  • Mentorship programs and training and career development
  • Recognition programs and referral rewards
  • Hackathons

For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at or the company’s blog at Kinaxis strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply to our welcoming community. We strive to make our website and application process accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at This contact information is for accessibility requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.