Graduate project: Self-Learning workforce scheduling optimization
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
10 dagen geleden

What you do

What defines an optimal workforce schedule? Who should work night shifts? Who should work weekend shifts? How to spread the unpopular shifts fairly among the employees?

These are just a sample of scheduling questions a planner faces in his everyday work. Answering these questions is not easy, since all kinds of constraints must be considered, such as labor laws and skill constraints, expressing for example the maximum number of night shifts, and who is allowed to work which shift.

Additionally, there are many preferences, for example, expressing the preferred maximum shifts in a row or shift preferences.

Typically, optimization algorithms require the planner to explicitly state all these hard constraints and preferences, which is in practice hard to do since they are individual preferences and change over time.

So, let’s take this to the next level!

Your assignment will be to use information available to train our optimization algorithms in defining optimal workforce schedules.

This could be based on patterns in historical schedules, but other methods and creative ideas are highly valued. This is your opportunity to contribute to the ORTEC Workforce Scheduling software solution, from which daily hundreds of thousands of employees and hundreds of customers benefit.

Who you are

  • You are a Data Science or Operations Research master student and looking for a graduation project
  • You have good knowledge about data science
  • You have at least basic knowledge on combinatorial optimization problems and their solution methods
  • You have at least basic programming skills in Java, C++, and / or Delphi
  • What we offer

  • A pleasant, open, informal atmosphere
  • Early responsibility
  • Inspiring, smart and enthusiastic colleagues
  • Ample opportunities to develop yourself (internationally)
  • Excellent pay and conditions
  • Active employee association
  • What to expect

    We help you to thrive in your field of expertise. We offer development programs, tailored to your individual needs and function requirements, including opportunities to attend courses and seminars.

    We offer challenging practical hands-on experience with opportunities to work abroad. We operate a flat organizational structure that keeps communication lines short.

    The atmosphere is open, informal, cooperative and positive. We employ over 800 people in the Netherlands (HQ), Belgium, Germany, France, the U.

    K., Romania, Italy, the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Poland and Denmark.

    Visit our website to learn more about our solutions and clients’ experiences.

    Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

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