Senior Data Scientist
Bengaluru, India
4d ago

Locus is a global decision-making platform in the supply chain that uses deep learning and proprietary algorithms to provide route optimization, real-time tracking, insights and analytics, beat optimization, efficient warehouse management, vehicle allocation and utilization, intuitive 3D packing and measurement of packages.

Locus automates human decisions required to transport a package or a person, between any two points on earth, delivering gains along efficiency, consistency, and transparency in operations.

Locus, which has achieved a peak of 1 million orders processed in a day (200,000 orders an hour) and is trained & tested on over 100 million+ order deliveries, works in 75 cities across the globe.

Locus works with several large-scale market leaders like Urban Ladder, Tata Group of Companies, Droplet, Licious, Rollick, Lenskart, other global FMCG, pharma, e-commerce, 3PL and logistics conglomerates.

Locus is backed by some of the biggest names in the market and recently raised $22 Mn in a Series B, $4 Mn in a pre-Series B round.

Earlier, In 2016, Locus raised $2.75 Mn (INR 18.3 Cr) in a Series A funding.

Locus was started by Nishith Rastogi and Geet Garg, two ex-Amazon engineers on a mission to democratize logistics intelligence for businesses across industries.

Nishith was profiled by Forbes Asia in their ’30 Under 30’ 2018 list. Geet, on the other hand, holds a dual degree (BTech and MTech) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Our team constitutes of engineers from Indian Institute of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology & Science- Pilani, and Data Scientists with PhDs from Carnegie Mellon University and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Our multifaced product and business team is led by senior members from Barclays, Google & Goldman Sachs with immense operational execution experience.

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Job Description

Locus is a Supply Chain decision making engine. Our team works on hard problems where there are no off-the-shelf solutions to guide us. These include :

1. Geocoding - converting human-written addresses to coordinates when the information is incorrect, incomplete (or both!)

2. Route Optimization - finding the best routes for a fleet of vehicles subject to hundreds of real world constraints

3. Network Optimization - maintaining inventory in a complex network of factories, container ships and warehouses, around the world

4. Permanent Journey Plan - crafting the most optimal journey for sales personnels to outlets across geographical zones, sale categories, channels subject to business constraints

As a Data Scientist, you will develop algorithms to make the Engine faster, smarter and scalable. You will have the autonomy to choose your language, techniques and toolbox - problem-solving is what we care about.

In the words of our Co-Founder and CEO :

We are a couple of ordinary folks, looking for folks better than us, to do some extraordinary work together. We are one of the few product companies in India, working on high end technology, to solve a real problem.

The primary thing we offer as an incentive to join us, is the rest of the team. We are paranoid about it, and we guarantee you an idiot-free work environment.

We have a huge tolerance for eccentricities and are university / experience / location agnostic, and the only criteria to join our team, is a strong sense of ownership.

You decide what you want to do, how you want to do, and then own the deliverables end to end"


Ph.D. in STEM or Quantitative fields

Masters and above preferably in a STEM field with 2+ years of work experience

Bachelors preferably in a STEM field with 5+ years of work experience


Experience in Optimization algorithms is preferred

Experience in Python is preferred


Healthy catered meals at office

You decide your own Work From Home (WFH) and Out Of Office (OOO)

Pet-friendly - bring your pets to the office any day. Locus family already has a Rottweiler and a Beagle

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