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BrightDrop - Senior Algorithm Engineer - Delivery Intelligence Group

  • Location
    • Palo Alto, California
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted

Description

At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team -- based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit -- that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.

From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future.  
Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us.

As Senior Algorithm Engineer in the Delivery Intelligence Group, you will be a driving force in developing innovative optimization algorithms that unlock BrightDrop’s ecosystem of last-mile delivery vehicles for customers. You will lead the mathematical design and software engineering of the core schemes that BrightDrop uses to control and optimize electrified goods delivery.

  • Develop flexible, high-performance optimization schemes for multi-modal last-mile delivery using the BrightDrop ecosystem of products, including:

  • Point-to-point network routing

  • Hierarchical vehicle routing problem

  • EV charging and energy management

  • Identify and mitigate performance bottlenecks, quantify algorithm tradeoffs, and exploit opportunities to deliver faster solutions without loss of quality or generality

  • Work with other teams and data scientists to integrate existing tools and data sources to improve algorithm fidelity and performance

Additional Description

Required:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in applied mathematics, operations research, computer science, engineering, economics, or related quantitative field

  • 3+ years of industry experience developing and deploying optimization algorithms to manage daily business operations

  • Proven track record of innovation in optimization schemes, including maximizing existing tools to solve new problems in creative ways

  • Experience with collaborative algorithm development and working in teams using agile software development methodologies together with distributed version control systems (e.g., git)

Preferred:

  • Proven experience in transportation and energy systems, graph algorithms, combinatorial optimization, and/or reinforcement learning

  • Dedicated with a passion for transportation decarbonization

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