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Data Scientist/Software Engineer – Optimisation


Coleshill, Birmingham B46 OR Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 (Hybrid/Remote working)




£40,000 - £50,000 depending on level of experience


25 days holiday, Pension, life Assurance
Position Overview

As part of the Company Life Assurance, our employees are entitled to participate in an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This is a virtual benefit service which connects our Employees to third party specialists who can help to manage their health and wellbeing and that of their family. In addition to the EAP the service includes:

  • Remote access to a UK based GP
  • 2nd Opinion consultations
  • Mental health assessments and physiotherapy.

Trakm8 is a UK based technology leader in fleet management, insurance telematics, connected car, and optimisation. Through IP owned technology, the Group uses AI data analytics collected from its installed base of telematics units to fine tune the algorithms that are used to produce its’ solutions; these monitor driver behaviour, identify crash events, and monitor vehicle health to provide actionable insights to continuously improve the security and operational efficiency of both company fleets and private drivers.

The Group’s product portfolio includes the latest data analytics and reporting portal (Trakm8 Insight), integrated telematics/cameras/optimisation, self-installed telematics units and one of the widest ranges of installed telematics devices. Trakm8 has over 255,000 connections.

Headquartered in Coleshill near Birmingham alongside its manufacturing facility, the Group supplies to the Fleet, Optimisation, Insurance and Automotive sectors to many well-known customers in the UK and internationally.

Trakm8 has been listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange since 2005. Trakm8 is also recognised with the LSE Green Economy Mark.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Data Scientist to join our Established Engineering – Big Data team.

Main responsibilities of the role:
  • Research and development of vehicle scheduling algorithms and related optimisation algorithms.
  • Working with leading UK home delivery retailers on developing last mile delivery solutions
  • Release of algorithms through our agile DevOps CI/CD process.
  • Strong Academic – MSc or PhD level with a strong analytical content
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment
  • Work independently or as part of a team
  • Able to have a good grasp of architecture and design principles
  • Golang experience highly desirable; C / C++ desirable
  • Kafka, Rabbit queuing experience desired
  • Optimisation algorithms / Genetic algorithms
  • MySQL/Redis
  • CICD, Docker, Git, Kubernetes K8
  • Extensive experience with the Linux
  • Software design & architecture design
  • GO/GOLANG experience
This role requires screening in the below areas:
  • 2 years of satisfactory Employment/Education References

Applicants should be enthusiastic, determined and team players. Please complete the form below, or send your letter of application with your CV to: or by post to: Trakm8 Limited, 4 Roman Park, Roman Way, Coleshill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B46 1HG

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