Careers at Octeract

We’re always on the look-out for new talent. Octeract believes in the power of innovation through
technology and we value the people behind the product.

The Company

Octeract drives innovation in the mathematical optimisation industry and is transforming how users experience their optimisation workflow as well as how they interact with optimisation solvers.

Mathematical optimisation is a fascinating market that has been growing exponentially for the last 20 years. It is also a fundamental technology to make data-driven decisions, applicable across 40+ industries. Octeract has developed Octeract Engine, the first off-the-shelf massively parallel global optimisation solver. Octeract Engine is a step change, both in terms of user experience and in terms of the problems that industries are now able to solve in production.
Our founding vision is simple:

  • Automate: knowledge intensive tasks that normally take months to complete can now be done instantly. We even built our own programming language to do just that.
  • Modernise: we exploit cloud architecture and coding innovations to build unique, click-and-forget solving technology.
  • Democratise: we lower knowledge barriers in using math-intensive technology stacks, through intelligent modelling tools and software innovation.

We enable users to work 100 times faster, use state-of-the-art math with minimal knowledge, and
rapidly solve optimisation problems previously thought impossible to solve.

Workplace Culture

We believe in cultivating a culture that breeds new ideas, encourages personal growth, and propels the evolution of technology forward. Our workplace creates the backdrop for this to unfold. We are located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Here East. The coworking space we occupy is the innovation centre that is Plexal. This environment offers a vibrant setting where conversation and coffee constantly brew and canal-side views are available on-demand.





Current Available Job Positions

About the role

You will work in a multi-cultural team of highly-skilled professionals, on a mission to push the boundaries of what is possible to solve using massively parallel optimisation technology. At Octeract, we research nearly every field of optimisation, including (MI)LP, (MI)QP, (MI)QCQP, (MI)NLP (local and global), and Discontinuous MINLP, so there’s a place for every relevant background as long as you know what you’re doing. As an algorithms R&D engineer, you will:

  • Identify and prototype promising algorithms from the literature.
  • Adapt serial algorithms to work in our massively parallel framework.
  • Identify and test algorithmic crossovers between different optimisation disciplines.
  • Create scalable optimisation algorithms, both with respect to problem size and the number of parallel workers.
  • Create new algorithms for a wide range of optimisation problem classes.
  • Create mathematical tricks and reformulations that our solvers can automatically apply to accelerate solution times.
  • Script automated reformulations that protect users against common modelling errors, and automate menial mathematical tasks.
  • Improve the efficiency of existing algorithms.
  • Have the opportunity to learn advanced C++, professional programming practices, how to use automated testing frameworks, and of course optimisation theory and algorithms from different fields.
  • Investigate the reasons behind convergence and performance issues.
  • Engage in satisfying and challenging work, where your contributions have a direct and meaningful impact on people’s lives and the improvement of optimisation technology.


  • PhD in optimisation algorithms
  • Deep knowledge of at least one main field of optimisation (e.g., convex, linear, MIP)
  • Good knowledge of at least one programming language

If this sounds like the right fit for you, apply for the position by sending your CV to [email protected]

Share this Opportunity
View the job page link here or share directly on social media:

About the role

You will work in a multicultural team of highly-skilled professionals, on a mission to give optimisation users a voice, and to build a community through technological innovation. 

Working at a startup is very fulfilling – every week we conquer yet another milestone, and everyone’s work matters, instantly.

As an operations manager, you will experience and support how products go-to-market. Later on, you will build teams and manage the company’s expansion and drive overall growth. You will help us build communities, develop and implement strategies, and grow our user base. You will help industries adopt an emerging technology stack, and you will enable thousands of people to seamlessly share technical knowledge, instead of spending months doing things from scratch every time.

Some of your responsibilities will involve:

  • Identifying and using technologies to automate the company’s operations
  • Formulating and executing business strategies
  • Providing administrative support to the executive team
  • Closely collaborating with the executive team to achieve optimal monetisation of the company’s products and services
  • Interacting with the company’s legal team to ensure compliance
  • Working with our channel partners and on corporate contracts
  • Designing and overseeing commercial experiments
  • Overseeing strategic hiring
  • Developing strategies for community building and user growth


  • You are detail-oriented
  • You have a good track record in an operations role at a start-up
  • You have experience in the operational aspect of B2B agreements
  • You are a driven, intelligent individual, eager to engage in independent and collaborative activities alike
  • Figuring out how to get people to adopt new technologies is a puzzle that hypes you up

    If this sounds like the right fit for you, apply for the position by sending your CV to [email protected]

Share this Opportunity
View the job page link here or share directly on social media:



Questions About Joining Octeract?

Learn more about what we’re looking for and our company values by taking a look at our About page.

Trial the Engine

Contact Us

Plexal, 14 East Bay Lane, London, E15 2GW