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Senior Simulation Engineer


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 94274 
Sponsorship Available: Yes 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position 
Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to help drive data driven business strategies for a large, global manufacturing company?  The Data Science & Analytics team at Goodyear is seeking a technical expert in the areas of programmatic modeling and operations research to help develop and deploy new modeling solutions to support our complex business and manufacturing systems (supply chain, product distribution systems, manufacturing systems).  This associate will collaborate with other members of the Data Science team as well as experts from the operations and business units to model our complex systems and provide insights that impact key strategic applications such as scheduling our manufacturing and logistics systems.  The Data Science team is looking for an individual with experience in developing and implementing programmatic models to simulate complex networks as well as exposure to multiple aspects of operations and supply chain.


Primary Responsibilities

We think you’ll be excited about having opportunities to:

  • Develop an understanding of the tire industry and how modeling complex business systems can help Goodyear make more data driven business decisions
  • Collaborate with Data Science & Analytics leadership to develop forward looking technology strategy in the area of modeling and optimization of complex business system and scheduling
  • Drive technology advancement in modeling, optimization and scheduling of complex systems to address the corporate business needs
  • Evaluate new technologies as they come into the market
  • Work closely with other data scientists and data engineers to scale-up digital solutions across diverse applications 
  • Have an impact by helping us drive “best data practices” and share insights across the company
  • Provide mentorship to other associates on the modeling of complex business systems.


Required Education and Experience 

  • Master's Degree in a STEM related field
  • 7+ years of experience in developing and deploying programmatic and/or discrete event models 


Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in solving challenging technical problems
  • Demonstrated knowledge in several subjects, in each of the following areas: 
  • Programming Languages & Scripting (Python, C++)
  • Data Engineering (handling data, working with multiple databases, leveraging data pipelines)
  • Operation Research Applications (supply chain, manufacturing, scheduling, optimization
  • Strong communication skills:  capable of conveying information concisely to diverse audiences; experience with communicating the dynamics of complex systems in a concise and clear manner.
  • Good teamwork skills:  ability to network across a global organization; ability to convince and lead; active listening skills; ability to prioritize and follow through; ability to communicate and agree on expectations; ability to work in a team environment and deliver results on time




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.


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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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