Research Scientist – Supply Chain

As a member of the ShipBob Team, you will benefit from an environment where everything is achievable. We aim to be a place where you can:

Write Your Career Story. Because we are solving some of the most difficult problems in global commerce, you have the opportunity to write the story that will make your career.

Experience Global Impact and Global Connection. At ShipBob we benefit from diverse cultures and perspectives in service of the global community.

Grow With An Ownership Mindset. We believe that great innovation comes from great transparency. We are more resilient and more creative when we have an inclusive and transparent culture where everyone knows our strengths and opportunities.

Title: Research Scientist, Supply Chain

Location: Remote in these states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, KY, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI

Role Description:

We are looking for a Research Scientist for our Supply Chain, tasked with optimizing ShipBob’s end-to-end supply chain (inventory placement, fulfillment, transportation) for cost and quality. This pioneering role involves supporting our complex network through advanced analytical methods, modeling, and simulation. You will strategically establish the optimal fulfillment center topology and line haul network design, considering cost, customer experience, and conversion. Collaborating with Product and Engineering, you’ll employ optimization, simulation, and machine learning techniques to develop system components, evaluate improvements, and navigate trade-offs. This position demands self-motivation, analytical thinking, a data-focused approach, and effective collaboration with various stakeholders across operations, supply chain, finance, revenue, product, and engineering.

What you’ll do:

Work across fulfillment, transportation, and revenue teams to optimize our fulfillment center topology to reduce cost and improve service.
Collaborate with product, engineering, and data science teams to develop algorithms, improve first time product placement, and develop transportation cost savings entitlements for thousands of merchants.
Run and execute machine learning and modelling projects/products end-to-end: from ideation, analysis, prototyping, development, metrics, through to production and monitoring.
Identify opportunities to reduce costs and transit times through new middle mile connections and improvements to parcel carrier allocations.
Brief complex studies and analyses related to network optimization to senior level leadership (Director to C-Suite).
Additional duties and responsibilities as necessary.

What you’ll bring to the table:

3+ years of building models for business application experience.
Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language.
Experience in any of the following areas: algorithms and data structures, parsing, numerical optimization, data mining, parallel and distributed computing, high-performance computing, neural deep learning methods, machine learning.
Graduate studies (MS/PHD) in engineering, technology, computer science, machine. learning, robotics, operations research, statistics, mathematics, or equivalent quantitative field is a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Reports to: VP, Central Operations

Classification: Salaried, Exempt

Perks Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision Basic Life Insurance
Paid Maternity/Parental Leave Program
Flexible Time Off Program
Paid Sick Leave and Paid Emergency Leave
Floating Holidays (2 days/year)
Wellness Days (1 day/quarter)
401K Match
Competitive Salary, Performance Bonus, Equity
Variety of voluntary benefits, such as, short term disability
Referral Bonus Program
Fun Culture Check us out on Instagram (@lifeatshipbob)

ShipBob believes in transparency while providing a competitive total compensation package with a pay for performance approach. The expected base pay range for this position is $128,000 – $150,000.

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

About You:

At ShipBob, we’re looking to bring on board people who embody our core values:

Be Mission-Driven. We want team members that are passionate about helping entrepreneurs improve their business, and bring that passion every day.
Be Humble. We have ambitious goals, and our team members understand that success or failure depends on us working together and leaving egos at the door.
Be Resilient. Logistics is a complicated business. So is software. We value team members that never give up and keep iterating until a problem is solved.
Be a Creative Problem Solver. As a startup, we value smart, innovative solutions to complex problems. We fall in love with the problem, not our “favorite” solution.

Be Safety Minded. It’s not just talk; it’s the way you work.

About Us:

ShipBob is a cloud-based logistics platform that partners with thousands of e-commerce businesses to help make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. We offer a full suite of fulfillment solutions for our merchants, including the ability to improve their transit times, shipping costs and deliver a best in class experience to their customers.

As one of the fastest growing tech companies in Chicago backed by blue-chip investors like Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, our goal is to continue to be the best fulfillment technology in the industry.

ShipBob provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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