What your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Capture and document descriptive models of economic systems from whitepapers, conference calls, and in person meetings and characterize as formal goals
  • Extend formal models with complete notation and assumptions and characterize analytically the immediate consequences of these definitions and assumptions
  • Propose and Evaluate incentive mechanisms to align local agent goals with system level goals
  • Create simulation tools for dynamical systems representing the evolution of economic systems at various levels of detail, from agent-based to macroeconomic
  • Use simulation tools to run repeated stochastic process-driven numerical experiments for a wide range of environmental conditions and behavioral assumptions
  • Use data analysis tools to evaluate experimental results and make recommendations regarding the assumptions and conditions under which a particular set of mechanisms and/or policies will achieve the stated goals of the economic system
  • Use data analysis tools to evaluate data collected directly from economic networks to verify that the intended dynamics are emerging, and to recommend tuning system parameters as needed
  • Support the design and development of economic health indicators and operational analytics
  • Provide reports and/or requirements documents to stakeholders
  • Document work in a structured format to serve as a manual for software implementation

What we look for in a successful Research Engineer:

  • M.S. or higher in Engineering, Robotics, Operations Research, Economics or related field
  • Masters Level Course work in Optimization and/or Decision Science
  • 4+ years research experience in Industry or Academia
  • Advanced Numerical Computing skills (Matlab, Python, R)
  • Advanced Mathematical Analysis skills (ability to write formal proofs)
  • Proficient with a scripting language
  • Proficient with data manipulation and visualization
  • Proficient with LaTeX or Markdown for mathematical documentation
  • Proficient with collaborating in a technology team setting (GitHub, Jira)
  • Good presentation and communication skills in English—visual and verbal
  • Ability work with a heterogeneous team to achieve a common goal

About Informal

Informal is a remote-first company with offices in Toronto, Lausanne, Vienna and Berlin. We are structured like a worker’s cooperative, where important corporate actions are subject to one-person-one-vote democratic control by the member-employees. We provide 5-weeks of paid vacation, lifestyle benefits, and annual retreats with the whole team. We envision a sustainable future of cooperatively owned and governed, open-source, distributed organizations running on reliable distributed systems and are excited to grow the team with amazing individuals who believe in making this future a reality.

To Apply:

Please apply via this this Google form where you’ll be prompted to upload a cover letter, CV, and other information that will help the review process go smoothly.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and encourage applications from people of all race, religion, colour, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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