Optimization Expert 2 - Sweden

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Software System Engineer with a passion for flight

At Jeppesen we create amazing software that helps millions of passengers around the world to safely and efficiently reach their destination. Look up in the sky and you will see a quarter of a million crew members on thousands of aircraft, flying schedules produced by our software.  We are the best in the world at what we do. We are the preferred choice for the world’s premiere airlines such as Lufthansa, Delta Airlines, Qatar Airways, SAS, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Virginia Atlantic, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and many others.

One of our guiding tenets is striving to continuously improve and we are on a journey to transform to an even more agile, even leaner and even more dynamic organization.  You will work in a one-of-a-kind software development organization with fascinating solutions that make a real difference to people around the world, every second of the day. You will be surrounded by extremely talented colleagues, up for any challenge and who will not hesitate to challenge you. You will have the opportunity to learn and broaden your views by working with more than 200 engineers from more than 30 different nations, all under the same roof. Most importantly, you will be expected to make a difference.

Every commercial airline flight begins with a flight plan. The flight plan calculations have to comply with safety and regulatory requirements, while providing airlines with an opportunity for cost optimization by enabling them to determine the optimal route, altitudes, speeds, and amount of fuel to load on an airplane.  Optimization can be challenging because it involves a large number of independent factors, like weather, airspace restrictions, physics of flight, overfly charges, RAIM, just to name a few. Modules responsible for various factors are seamlessly integrated in an uncompromising system design in our flight planning optimization engine.

Role overview 

You will work in our flight planning optimization team being responsible for the overall system design and maintenance.  The tasks will be primarily related to hands on maintenance of consistent system design including being a gatekeeper responsible for source code management (GIT), staying on top of complex system architecture, managing data feeds and various support systems. You will contribute with your knowledge and expertise to the work of the multinational multidisciplinary team striving for excellence in delivering customer value.

You should be an expert in multiple programming languages as well as in operating systems (process management, memory management, communication), have deep understanding of UNIX, be familiar with program design patterns, have a strong grasp of several programming paradigms (object oriented, functional, relational). You should be prepared to make a deep dive into the areas like aviation regulations, mathematical optimization, and physics of flight. The nature of the project requires frequent communication with colleagues with various technical backgrounds.  You are expected to combine technical excellence with the above average communication skills.


• MSc in Computer Science + minimum 5 years of experience in complex system development and maintenance
• Expert in multiple programming languages (C++, Lua, SQL, Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS)
• Deep understanding of operating systems (UNIX)
• Experience in source code management
• Excellent communication skills

Meriting Experience

• Developing aviation applications
• Broad knowledge of mathematics and physics
• Experience with optimization algorithms
• Experience with relational databases
• Experience with system architecture
• Flying experience

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