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Operational Research Engineer



Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023
About Yassir
Yassir is the leading super App for on demand, ride-hailing, last-mile delivery, payment services and more, set to change the way daily services are provided. It currently operates in 45 cities across multiple countries. It has raised $150 million in Series B funding, five times what it raised in its previous priced round last November with world class investors such as BOND and Y Combinator, which is the precursor of the likes of Airbnb, Stripe, Dropbox, Doordash, among others.
We’re not just about serving people - we’re about creating a marketplace to bring people what they need while infusing social values.
We are seeking an Operational Research Engineer to join our team at Yassir to work closely with
our ML and Data science teams on the next generation of our dispatch and Dynamic surge
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining our dynamic surge
and dispatch systems, ensuring that they are optimized to deliver the best possible experience to
our customers and drivers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement models and algorithms for predicting demand patterns and driver availability in real-time, using statistical analysis and machine learning techniques.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, data scientists, and software engineers, to design, implement, and improve the surge and dispatch systems.
  • Analyze and interpret data to identify opportunities for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the pricing and dispatch systems, and develop and execute experiments to test hypotheses.
  • Build and maintain tools and dashboards to monitor system performance and identify issues proactively, and work with other teams to resolve any problems that arise.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest research and industry developments in operational research and transportation, and apply best practices and innovative solutions to improve the surge and dispatch systems


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, or a related field. (PhD in Operational Research is a big plus)
  • Strong experience in developing and deploying predictive models and algorithms in a production environment, using languages such as Python or R.
  • Experience with optimization and simulation techniques, including linear programming, integer programming, and Monte Carlo simulation.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to derive insights from complex data and communicate them effectively to different stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of transportation and logistics concepts and their application to operational research problems is a plus.
  • Experience with big data platforms such as Hadoop and Spark is a plus.
At Yassir, we value diversity and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are
passionate about using operational research to improve the performance of transportation
systems, and want to work on challenging problems with a team of talented and motivated
individuals, we would love to hear from you.
Do you want to become part of our first-class team? You should definitely send us your application. 🚀