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Data Science - Driving Safety

Data Science, Engineering in San Francisco, CA

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.



We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role


Uber’s global Safety & Insurance organization is responsible for creating and improving processes and products which raise the bar on safety for riders and drivers. This data scientist position focuses on algorithmic solutions to understanding and improving driving safety.  This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, intellectually-curious data scientist to make impact in one of Uber’s most critical divisions. So if you're ready to go deep working on a rewarding set of challenges and if you've got the skills, experience, passion, and a strong team mentality - read on and get in touch!


What You’ll Do
  • Create and ETL critical data for building machine learning models
  • Create data science and machine learning solutions to support safety product
  • Conduct original analysis to give data-driven responses to operations questions
  • Work with BIG data and BIG data platforms such as Hive and Spark
  • Work with telematics data such as GPS, IMU and Maps
  • Learn about Uber’s rapidly growing and unique safety and insurance operations


What You’ll Need
  • 1-3 years of experience as a data scientist at a company with global operations
  • Previous experience in telematics a plus
  • Strong knowledge and experience in statistics and machine learning
  • Strong background with database management
  • Expert level knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with common analysis tools - R and Python
  • Demonstrable familiarity with code and programming concepts
  • Great communication skills, organized, able to multitask and be a team player
  • Balance attention to detail with swift execution
  • Hunger and driver to learn complex topics
  • Enthusiasm about Uber!


About the Team


The driving safety data science team provides algorithmic solutions to reduce driving incidents on the Uber platform and support riders and drivers with empathy and care when driving incidents occur. We leverage large-scaled telematics data and cutting-edge machine learning technologies to understand unsafe driving situations and derive insights that can drive and influence safety products. Our team includes highly skilled and experienced data scientists with diverse background in physical science and social science, and we work closely with partner teams in engineering, product management, design, UX research and operations.

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