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Business:  Navis
Job Function:  Engineering

Melbourne, AU

Research Engineer

Purpose of the position


Navis Rail helps railroads operate more efficiently and reliably through easy to use cloud-based software. Navis Rail is a fully integrated planning platform for freight railroads, supporting all aspects of service design and operational planning for the rapid application of powerful tools across key freight rail assets. Working in the Rail team you get to make a tangible difference on our customers’ operations, working closely with users to deliver them mission critical software.

Your role will be to design, develop, and apply algorithms, mathematical models, simulation and heuristic models to build planning and scheduling solutions for railways. You will do this by collaboration with our clients and other Biarri Rail team members in an iterative development process to define and develop optimisation software. Through the use of new and existing optimisation techniques, you will be developing novel software solutions that make the complex simple.


Develop optimisation solutions using a variety of mathematical and algorithmic techniques.

Work in an agile environment iterating on features based on feedback from clients.

Collaborate with others in the engineering team to drive Navis Rail’s product and technology.

Travel to work with clients on site both in Australia and globally.


Master’s degree in Operations Research, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering or related discipline with 2+ years of working experience on deterministic/stochastic optimisation modeling and programming.
Experience with common Operations Research techniques, such as Linear Programming, Mixed Integer Programming, Constraint Programming, Dynamic Programming and Metaheuristics.
Strong software engineering fundamentals with working knowledge, such as Object Oriented Programming, Functional Programming, Version Control and Continuous Integration.
Excellent internal and client facing communication skills.

Interested to join?

At Navis you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our teammates through offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) wellbeing. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and a deep commitment to developing you. Navis’ culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Navis and thrive in your every work day!


Navis LLC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.