Algorithm Engineer

  • Tech
  • Delft, Netherlands

Algorithm Engineer

Job description

Plotwise is a Planning Service Provider and shapes the new standard for distribution planning. By using our API, our pick-up and delivery customers are able to dynamically plan their distribution of goods in the most efficient way possible. To make it very simple, we help them deal with the increasing amount of online orders and demanding customers who want their purchases delivered within a day, in a time slot and location of their choice...and even change it last minute.  Currently our customers are mostly situated in the Benelux and are expanding rapidly across the world. A solid implementation is key when providing excellent customer service to our clients. We therefore are urgently seeking an

Algorithm Engineer

"Your cutting edge algorithms and combinatorial optimisations solve real concrete mobility issues"

Job profile

As our Algorithm Engineer you are responsible for understanding, managing, maintaining and improving our libraries used for planning delivery routes for our various customers. You are an excellent programmer with knowledge of combinatorial algorithms, especially the Traveling Salesman Problem. In this role you will work closely together with tech and product teams and report directly to our Lead Algorithm Engineer.


As our Algorithm Engineer you will:

  • Take ownership of one of our existing libraries e.g. optimising or routing engine;
  • Maintain, improve and document our existing code base;
  • Refactor and simplify existing solutions to business problems;
  • Optimise code for performance;
  • Identify the key underlying problems faced by our customers and develop solutions.



In order to be successful you have

  • 5+ years of working experience with a background in Computer Science and Mathematics working with combinatorial optimisation, specifically graph theory and TSP;
  • Excellent Python programming skills, both in the 2.x and 3.x families with knowledge of C/C++ and preferably also Cython;
  • Knowledge of code optimisation, including profiling and identifying and overcoming bottlenecks;
  • Basic familiarity with software workflow and processes: git, git-flows;
  • You are a self-starter and problem solver by nature;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and in writing (Dutch is a bonus).


What we offer

  • A spot on our topnotch Algorithms team where you will make an impact on solving the delivery crisis

  • A competitive salary;

  • An inspiring office in Delft (nearby the city center);

  • An international team with highly skilled (tech)professionals;

  • Weekly and monthly team meetings;

  • Daily healthy lunch and fresh coffee;

  • Office massage and Yoga classes;

  • Lots of social events such as quarterly team building activities and Friday drinks.

We are only interested in individual applications, recruitment agencies need not contact us concerning this vacancy.