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Data Scientist, Optimization

Company: Overair
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCompany Overview: At Overair, we are dedicated to bringing next generation sustainable air transportation to everyone.  Our answer is Butterfly, an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed to carry passengers safely and affordably over traffic and congestion.  Butterfly leverages over two decades of VTOL aircraft development, patented VTOL technology, and flight vehicle experience.  Overair believes in the lofty goals of sustainable air mobility and we are committed to solving the hard challenges along the way.  We are building an industry leading team covering an expanse of skills, talents, and expertise to build a superior electric VTOL aircraft.  If you enjoy solving difficult problems, and seeing your ideas and visions expressed in aircraft, we want you on our team. Job Overview: We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our Mobility Operations team. The position is to establish intelligent algorithms that will drive Overair's commercial air taxi operations. Machine learning and artificial intelligence will allow for an adaptable solution that incorporates a complex set of inputs and variables associated with air travel and automated dispatch. Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Mathematically model a network of eVTOL aircraft and flights in a city.
  • Develop a framework for matching demand to available supply while maximizing utilization.
  • Use sophisticated statistical methods to analyze demand, fleet performance, and generate insights that inform algorithm development.
  • Develop decision-making systems that optimize utilization while managing quality of service for passengers.
  • Develop algorithms that implement decision-making systems in an efficient and scalable way. Required Qualifications:
    • MSc/PhD Mathematics / Physics / Computer Science or similar
    • Extensive knowledge of algorithms, with a focus on graph theory and combinatorial optimization.
    • 2+ years of experience in hands-on algorithms development
    • Analytical: able to extract the essential features of a complex real-life problem to arrive at a simple and relevant mathematical model.
    • Experience in programming – Python, SQL, etc.
    • Fast learner: ability to quickly master concepts, disciplines and methods.
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills Desired Qualifications:
      • Academic research experience in relevant fields is preferable. Summary of Benefits:
        • Medical – Company provides no cost Medical coverage for employee and all dependents.
        • Dental & Vision – Company pays for 80% of Dental and Vision coverage for employee and 50% for each dependent.
        • Company-paid Life Insurance Plan
        • 12 weeks of supplemental Paid Family Leave
        • 401(k) plan – Employee eligible on first day of work, 6% Company-match, no vesting period.
        • Paid Time Off:
          • Vacation: 4 weeks/year
          • Holiday: 10 days/year
          • Sick Time: 48 hours/year

Keywords: Overair, Santa Ana , Data Scientist, Optimization, Other , Santa Ana, California

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