Scheduler/Algorithm Developer

Location: Knoxville, TN

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Helping our clients achieve their goals starts with attracting and obtaining top talent. We look for highly innovative and bright individuals, give them the tools they need, then give them the freedom to do what they do best. We empower our employees to make the best of their opportunities in a rewarding and challenging environment.

We have a passion for excellence. Our employees thrive on making a difference and generating results for our clients in a flexible environment that offers support and camaraderie. No matter where you are located throughout the globe, DPRA offers vast learning opportunities and a flexible work style to help our staff manage responsibilities and add balance to their lives.

Along with a flexible workplace, DPRA offers a Total Rewards program that provides its employees with not only a competitive salary, but also covers a wide variety of benefits and programs! If you are looking for a challenging position in an innovative company, then this is the position for you.

Currently, DPRA is searching for a Scheduler/Algorithm Developer in our Knoxville, Tennessee office. This full-time position will work on the development of a transportation scheduling model using the latest tools and design patterns in constraint-based programming.  The scheduler is a multi-modal (air, ground and sea) model that determines the transportation feasibility of operational plans by creating detailed delivery schedules while taking transportation assets, infrastructure and constraints into account.  The incumbent will help devise techniques to develop the scheduler to be as performant and accurate as possible.  This position will work on a multi-functional team including domain experts, software developers, testers, systems engineers and database designers to accomplish their goals. 

Essential Job Duties and Functions:

  • Design, develop and test a multi-modal transportation scheduling model
  • Design, develop and test multi-tiered applications
  • Assimilate feedback during requirements development
  • Discuss application usage, workflow and output with domain experts, project managers, team members and other stakeholders
  • Assist in database design and development in accordance with documented standards
  • Maintain existing software applications
  • Ensure proper writing and maintenance of technical documents
  • Mentor less experienced developers 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical, mathematical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience developing software to solve complex computation problems using sound software design principles
  • Experience using VB.Net and C#
  • Must be team-oriented and able to work with database developers, systems engineers and quality control experts
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field with at least five (5) years of related professional experience
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and have the ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Transportation and logistics modeling experience
  • Experience with Entity Framework or Rabbit MQ
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) or other application lifecycle management tool suite
  • CompTIA Security+ certification
  • Previous military experience and/or previous experience developing defense-planning applications

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