Timefold: Optimization Model Developer (Java)

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About Timefold:

Timefold is a pioneering commercial open-source software startup focused on planning optimization. With a powerful AI solver, we’re addressing real-world planning challenges across various industries. Backed by an early-stage VC, we’re on a mission to become a leading AI company in operations-centered industries.

Position Details & Requirements:

We are in search of a talented Planning Optimization Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a Planning Optimization Engineer at Timefold, you will be instrumental in crafting advanced planning models and contributing to the evolution of our optimization solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand planning challenges.
  • Develop, implement, and fine-tune planning optimization models.
  • Work closely with clients to gather requirements and customize models.
  • Analyze and enhance the performance of existing optimization solutions.

What You’ll Learn:

Joining Timefold provides a unique opportunity for continuous learning and growth. As a Planning Optimization Engineer, you will:

  • Gain expertise in developing and fine-tuning optimization models.
  • Work alongside experienced professionals in the field.
  • Contribute to an open-source project with a global user base.
  • Tackle complex, real-world planning challenges.
  • Stay at the forefront of AI-driven planning optimization.


  • Proficiency in Java
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with optimization techniques and modeling is preferred.
  • Detail-oriented with a passion for crafting precise planning models.
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a technical environment.

This job is for you if:

  • You are passionate about developing and fine-tuning planning optimization models.
  • You have a knack for solving complex planning challenges.
  • Learning and professional growth are essential to your career.
  • You are eager to contribute to resource efficiency on a global scale.
  • You thrive in a collaborative startup culture.
  • You seek a diverse, flexible job with a global perspective.

Our Team:

Our team operates from various locations, including Belgium (Ghent office), Czechia, Poland, and Canada. We highly value face-to-face interactions and would expect you to travel occasionally to strengthen team collaboration.

If you are a Planning Optimization Engineer with a passion for crafting precise planning models and a commitment to driving resource efficiency, we encourage you to apply and join us on our mission to redefine planning optimization worldwide.

Department: Product & Engineering
Remote status: Fully remote