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J.B. Hunt Transport Operations Research Scientist in Lowell, Arkansas

Job Opening ID:

00323974 Operations Research Scientist (Open)

Job Title:

Operations Research Scientist


Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence


United States of America





Full/Part Time:

Full time


Job Description Summary:

Under general supervision, the position is responsible for utilizing problem solving and quantitative methods to provide engineering solutions through software or API development in various areas of the organization.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities: Applies knowledge of organization, technology and operations research to make improvements to existing applications or create new services. Develops and implements new features, services or applications that meet J.B. Hunt’s standards in performance, reliability, and maintainability. Solves problems to improve revenue and reduce cost. Independently communicates with business partners to understand problems and present solutions. Participates in development efforts in an Agile development environment, daily stand ups, sprint planning, backlog grooming, retrospectives, and sprint demos. Works within a collaborative environment and contributes to team goals by offering open and honest communication and helping to meet deadlines.

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer and Information Science, or related field, or suitable combination of education, experience and training; plus 2 years of experience in Engineering. Experience in statistics, operations research, linear programming, relational databases, SQL, C#, decision support, optimization solver (CPLEX, Gurobi, FICO Xpress), object-oriented programming, mixed-integer programming, VRP, TSP, clustering and heuristics. Masters degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or similar field preferred.

2-3 years of experience in Engineering

Preferred Qualifications:



Bachelors: Chemical Engineering, Bachelors: Civil Engineering, Bachelors: Computer and Information Science, Bachelors: Computer Engineering, Bachelors: Electrical Engineering, Bachelors: Industrial Engineering, Bachelors: Mathematics, Bachelors: Mechanical Engineering, Bachelors: Statistics


English (Required)

Work Experience:

Data Science



Big Data Management and Analytics (Working Experience), Predictive Analytics (Working Experience), Process Improvement (Basic Understanding), Requirements Analysis (Basic Understanding), Technical Excellence (Working Experience)


Assists in analytics project scoping discussions, Clearly communicates and formally presents results and ideas to key decision makers, Collaborates with business and engineering departments to understand company needs, Employs predictive modeling, text mining, and forecasting techniques with some guidance of a more senior team member, Has knowledge of the organization, operational processes and company goals, Keeps up‐to‐date with analytics technology and understands their utility for daily operations, Participates with a team of data scientists on advanced analytics projects with minimal guidance from more senior team members

Company Overview:

Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.

Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.

Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.