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Operations Research Analyst – Data Mining

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Jacksonville, FL
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Paid

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Job Summary:

  We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Operations Research Analyst for our growing Operations Research (OR) Group at CSX. The position is open for all bands, from entry-level to experienced data mining modelers, and candidates will be considered for the position that best matches their skills and experience.  The OR Analyst is expected to perform statistical data analysis, develop data mining models, manage their implementation, and provide support and maintenance. He/she will interact with internal customers to identify business requirements and develop the best course of actions to meet their needs. Collaborating with other organizations within the company and managing the work with university/outside consulting groups are also essential parts of the job. Primary Activities and Responsibilities:
  • Assist management in decision-making by formulating and developing data mining models to provide insights from various types of data
  • Manage OR tool development projects
  • Roll out new OR tools and train end users
  • Work closely with CSX Technology to convert built OR tool prototypes into production
  • Collect data and perform simulation to extrapolate alternate scenarios
  • Build and implement optimization models
  • Manage university and outside consultant projects
  • Adopt cutting-edge predictive analytics techniques and conduct research if needed
  • Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager


  Qualifications   Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters degree from an accredited institution required in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related major field of study

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or Computer Science

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Solid training and strong working knowledge in a variety of theory and techniques in Machine Learning and Data Mining to fulfill tasks of correlation analysis, clustering, association analysis, sequence analysis, time series analysis, etc.
  • Proficient in the use of statistical software to rapidly come to conclusions, and empower business decisions about data
  • Familiarity with Hadoop/MapReduce, distributed computations and analyzing unstructured data
  • Familiarity with text mining, social media mining and stream data mining
  • Proficient working with relational database for data manipulation
  • Proficient in programming in C++, C#, Java or other languages
  • Skills in simulation
  • Ability to build optimization models
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to be a strong self-starter and able to work well independently


The CSX Competency Framework is the foundation of our Talent Strategy and is what drives CSX performance. CSX accordingly selects and develops talent based on each of the following competencies: analyze issues and make effective decisions, advance the business, engage, coach, and build a diverse workforce, build partnerships, improve service quality and processes, execute effectively, demonstrate personal leadership, and demonstrate functional and technical agility. Job Requirements:
  • 10% travel required.
  • The applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete a background check and drug test.  Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position.
Safety Commitment: Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries.  Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers, and the communities.   Company Profile: CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America.  Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces.  CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet.  Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company.  These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.   CSX Transportation (CSXT) is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees.  CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance, and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.   Closing Statement: At CSX two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life.  We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.  CSX is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.   *LI-JW1

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