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Personalized eCommerce, featuring touchless fulfillment – starting with fresh groceries

Operations Research Engineer

$100k – $160k • 0.01% – 0.1%
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We are seeking solid researchers and engineers to join our team to deliver products that lie at the intersection of Robotics, AI and Vision. The members of our Robotics/AI group will track the latest research in the problem space, and incorporate promising approaches into our product line. Since the products have exacting performance requirements, we are obsessed with tracking and improving quality at all levels - architecture, implementation and workflow.

This is a rare opportunity to get in early and help make many of our core technology decisions.

About Us

HDS offers consumers a single online store to shop for fresh foods and general merchandise from the world's leading retail brands. In HDS fulfillment centers, multi-retailer orders are assembled as one lot, packaged in reusable totes and delivered via HDS vans to customers' homes at their convenience.

Our fulfillment centers integrate intelligent vision, mobile robots and articulated robots in a way that dramatically advances supply chain capabilities while significantly reducing labor and fulfillment costs.

HDS is led by a top-tier team with an impressive track record and backed by prominent investors (see HDSGlobal.com) and industry leaders (see our recent partnerships with Ingram Micro and Toyota).


In the research side of things, members of this group will work on a variety of challenges including:

Extract RoboFS flows from designs and case studies, and by talking to GetUsRoi and RoboFS HW team
Creates mathematical static and dynamic(discrete event) models of the flow
Simulates using the simplest representations possible - schematic in matlab ok.
Identify bottlenecks and boundary conditions
Present ramifications to business model
Suggest improvements and get buy-in.
Apply improvements and repeat from step 2.
What the candidate can potentially do

Explore Advanced optimization algorithms(AI) to optimize flows
Architect a flow optimization strategy and framework for all of RoboFS
What we’re looking for

BS/MS/PhD in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Math, or related fields
5+ years working on optimization strategies in process optimization, factory layout optimization and similar areas.
Solid ability at building static and dynamic(stochastic) models of various processes, and running discrete event simulations.
Good experience using optimization tools like Matlab, optimization packages like Gurobi, or Machine Learning frameworks like Tensorflow.
Great communication skills
Why work here? The big stuff

Rocket ship: Get one of the early seats on a rocket ship and receive special stock grants.
Autonomy, mastery, purpose: We provide a clear mission so that you can self-direct your work, provide exceptional challenges to hone your skills, and provide an opportunity to transform the supply chain function into a huge competitive advantage.
Well-funded: HDS is well-funded and can offer above market compensation, depending on desire for equity.
And the usual stuff is carefully planned too

Top tier perks: 100% paid for benefits, including medical, dental and vision, plus a host of other benefits.
Empowered: We will provide you the most advanced equipment and administrative services to support your productivity and remove hassles for you.


HDS enjoys big company insurance options via Trinet. HDS currently covers 100% of premiums for employees and 80% for any dependents.


Competitive salary and benefits including health insurance, FSA, open vacation policy


401k plan participation with company match

Employee-friendly stock plan

HDS views your equity package as an important part of your overall compensation, and has structured its stock plan so you can take full advantage. Specifically, we offer: • Option to early exercise your entire HDS grant • A 7-year window


Employee-first policies designed to enhance the value of our employees’ equity

Vacation policy

Unlimited vacation. Employees simply take the time off they need to be their most productive.

Generous vacation

Open vacation policy

Company meals

Catered in-office lunches


Ambitious plans and tremendous market opportunity in the ecommerce space


An experienced executive leadership team and board, with deep expertise in their respective domains


Challenging, cutting-edge work, leveraging all the latest technologies and findings in Robotics and AI


Collaborative, trust-based culture, that offers you complete ownership and autonomy over your work

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Home Delivery Service (HDS Global) at a glance

Personalized eCommerce, featuring touchless fulfillment – starting with fresh groceries

Home Delivery Service (HDS Global) focuses on Consumer Internet, E-Commerce, and Retail. Their company has offices in Palo Alto. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.hdsglobal.com/ or find them on LinkedIn.

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