1. Hi Idir, would you like to introduce yourself in a few words?

My name is Idir Hamaz and I will soon turn 30 years old. In 2018, I received a Ph.D. in operational research, and since March 2020, I have been working as a research engineer at Flowlity and working on problems linked to stock optimization.

I am based in Bordeaux, and I work remotely full-time.


2. If you had to describe your role in three words:

  • Modelling: I try to translate real-world problems into mathematical models.
  • Solving: I then aim to develop the right approach to solve mathematical problems.
  • Analyzing: And finally, I analyze the results of the proposed solution.


3.What does a typical day look like for you?

The morning starts with a stand-up meeting with the Research team. This is where we share what we have done and what we are planning to do next, and then we work together to coordinate activities and agree on the direction to take.

Then we get to work on the tasks and tickets that have been assigned to us.


4.What sort of contact do you have with the customer?

At the moment, I don’t have much direct contact with the customer, but I do work very closely with Lukas and Cécile from the Customer team. They feed the customer’s rules and constraints back to us, and I then try to include them in our existing algorithms.

Staying close to the customer is something that really interests me. It’s always good to see exactly how the customer works, observe the difficulties they experience on a daily basis, and see how we can help them to resolve these issues.


5.Why Flowlity?

  • The team: we have a very good team. For me, it’s really important to get along well with my colleagues and enjoy my work.
  • The product: You can’t like Flowlity without also liking their product and its features.
  • The challenges that I come up against in my day-to-day work.