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Market Research Data Scientist - Uber ATG

Test & Road Operations, Advanced Technologies Group in Pittsburgh, PA

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


To be successful, you will need to bring strong market research, communication, leadership, and analytical skills, with an ability thrive in a dynamic fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates have a diverse set of general business skills and judgement, in addition to a depth of specific domain knowledge in transportation and consumer market research.


This is a ground-zero opportunity to usher in a fundamental shift in transportation and technology, to solve really hard problems, and to experience explosive professional growth with the smartest minds in the industry. We hope you’re as excited about it as we are.


What you’ll do:

  • You will work with cross-functional teams of product managers, engineers, data scientists, and other product professionals in one of the most high-impact projects for the future of the company.
  • You will explore the market implications of deploying self-driving vehicles at scale: from understanding the long-term effects on demand, to capturing the changes that this new fleet could induce in the behavior of our driver partners.
  • You will create market segmentation models to help us understand how to optimally position self-driving enabled products within the context of the Uber platform.
  • You will partner with some of Uber’s most critical program teams to ensure they effectively use advanced analytics. You will also help them in the productionizing of your models and insights, to ensure others can learn and leverage your work.
  • You will research and implement new, novel algorithms and workflows - our problems are some of the most unique in the world, we need to be aware of the latest advances and be able to leverage them.


What we're looking for:

  • A deep background and proven (3+ yr) track record in transportation market research.
  • Working knowledge on how to estimate latent demand for a new mode of transportation. Ample experience with choice modeling and econometrics concepts.
  • World class leadership, research, analysis, and communication skills.
  • Superb quantitative background with a graduate degree in a quantitative domain such as Transportation Research, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Statistics, Market Research or similar.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in coding, programming concepts, and technical tools with analysis combined with the enthusiasm and passion to build.
  • Someone who is willing to contribute new ideas and articulate them to a variety of stakeholders and not just execute on existing ones.
  • A forward thinking personality, a project leader, a great collaborator and a master disambiguator/simplifier.
  • A commitment to learning - We want someone who seeks to deliver impact, but also invests in themselves and others. We don’t get better by standing still, so you will need to consistently seek to innovate and raise the bar.
  • A love of data - you just go get the data you need and turn it into an insightful story. You know how to convert data into decisions without getting stuck in paralysis by analysis.


About the Team

ATG Strategy team is focused on developing long term go to market strategy, growth planning, and strategic partnerships that enable Uber to transition seamlessly into an autonomous future. Our work centers on bringing research, analysis, modeling, and leadership to high priority strategic initiatives that bring together business, technology, operations, policy, and product teams from across the organization.


At Uber, we believe technology has the power to make transportation more efficient, accessible, and safer than ever before. Self-driving technology has the potential to make these benefits an everyday reality for our customers, but it’s not going to happen overnight.  Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and safety is our priority every step of the way. Operating inclusively and transparently, while displaying responsible behavior in a structured development are critical to safety. We at ATG seek candidates who will role model these values.


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At Uber we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Uber is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.