Data Science - Simulator


Anywhere Remote only

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Nov 14

Company Description 

Suffering from climate anxiety? So are we. 

That's why we developed EcoRail, a software solution for reducing GHG emissions in the rail industry. EcoRail provides crews with real-time driving recommendations to operate their train in the most efficient way possible. Like Tesla did for cars, we strive to do for trains with user-friendly AI technology as we drive the rail industry towards being a fully autonomous system. 

RailVision Analytics is a venture-backed start-up at a seed stage with numerous clients, including VIA Rail and Metrolinx. As we continue to grow our client base, we are looking to expand our team with enthusiastic, forward-thinking people who want to have a positive impact on the environment through innovation. 

If you're looking for a meaningful career, love the fast-paced culture of a start-up, and thrive on the flexibility of WFH (with the opportunity to travel for our destination quarterly meetings), then you've come to the right place. Apply and join our RailVision team today! 

Why Work With Us? 

  • Awesome WFH policy with quarterly in-person meetings around the world  
  • Competitive salaries for quick-learners and fast-paced individuals 
  • You will have the ability to gain career experience beyond strict job requirements, with decision-making power to be the master of your own projects 
  • Resources for self-improvement including courses, software, workshops, and conferences 
  • We are committed to hiring great people from diverse backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger 

Job Description Overview

The role of a Data Scientist - Simulator is to ensure the successful development and deployment of our Train Simulator, which models the dynamics of trains and their interaction with the environment. The simulator must be accurate and flexible to represent different applications (cargo, passengers) and different customers. Our simulator supports the development of ML learning models and contributes to the decisions that enable safer and more efficient operations. We are looking for a driven, intellectual, and passionate individual with industry experience ready to play a significant role in the company's growth. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Design, develop new features, and maintain a train simulator that produces accurate results to support the development of ML models by our Data Science team.
  • Collaborate with the software development team to integrate the simulator into RailVision’s products.
  • Develop methodologies to calibrate and monitor the accuracy of the simulator. 
  • Be an ambassador of technological advancement and revolutionized transportation. 

Basic Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience.  
  • Degree in an analytical field of study (e.g. Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or other relevant fields). 
  • Hands-on experience developing complex physical simulation systems. 
  • Deep understanding of computational physics and the mechanics/dynamics of transportation systems. 
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical techniques (distributions, regressions, error bounds, etc.) 
  • Proficient in Python, bonus if other OOP languages (C++, Cython). 

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (preferably related to Simulation or Transportation). 
  • In-depth understanding of the principles of train dynamics, operations and performance optimization. 
  • Experience in quantitative computing or data science, preferably in ML. 
  • Proficiency with large datasets and time series (SQL, InfluxDB, etc.) 
  • Knowledge/experience with cloud computing platforms (preferably AWS). 
  • Working experience on a multifunctional agile software development team. 

Who We Look For 

  • Creative individuals with the confidence to be a leader and the collaborative nature of a team member 
  • Driven, self-motivated, and detail-focused individuals 
  • Clear and concise communicators 
  • Passion for career growth and continuous learning 
  • Organized in work habits, schedules, timelines, documentation and correspondence 

Other Details

  • Remote work with quarterly in-person meetings (location is voted on every quarter)
  • Incentives offered such as Employee Stock Options and yearly bonuses 

RailVision Analytics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If you require accommodation because of a disability or special need for any part of the employment process, please let us know on the job application form how we can help ensure you have a comfortable and positive experience.

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