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Sr. Operations Research Specialist - Manager Operations Research

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 10681639
Date Posted: 03-21-2018
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Job Location: Fort Worth
Anticipated Start Date: 05/01/2018
Number of Positions: 1
Salary Range: $86,600-$118,900
Salary Band: 30; 31
  • As a member of the BNSF Operations Research Group, you will be responsible for finding solutions to some of the many challenging problems facing the railroad.
  • Duties include:
    • Develop decision support tools to help solve business problems
    • Interfacing with internal customers to understand the business and identify opportunities for improvement
    • Identifying solution techniques and implementing them independently, with external vendors, through academic alliances, or with BNSF Technology Services teams
    • Interfacing with BNSF Technology Services personnel to understand existing data structures and IT processes
    • Working with end-users to validate and enhance the tools
    • Identifying and initiating new projects part of technology initiatives
    • Communicating status and findings to senior management and key stakeholders
    • Extracting and cleaning large volumes of data to derive insights that can be used for process improvements.
  • The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position.
  • Ph.D. or Masters degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field
  • Ph.D is preferred but Masters degree with experience will be considered
  • Practical experience applying quantitative techniques to solve real-world problems
  • Strong programming skills in an object-oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, or VB.Net
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to identify underlying problems and appropriate techniques for solving them
  • Ability to manipulate and extract information from very large, complex data sets
  • Expertise in using commercial solver software, such as CPLEX, Gurobi, ProMod or ARENA or Frontline Solver

BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
  •     Criminal history 
  •     Last 7 years of driving history
  •     Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  •     Social Security number
  •     Education
  •     Medical evaluation
  •     Drug Screen
  •     Other elements as needed

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