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Data Scientist - Rider Engagement

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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


The Personalization team builds production machine learning models which target rider incentives at Uber. With an annual budget in the hundreds of millions, you have a chance to make a real impact in cost efficient machine learning. We're looking for a data scientist to build state of the art machine learning models to improve cost efficiency.

What You’ll Do

  • Machine learning research in uplift modeling -- something not well studied in academia.
  • Implement random forest or neural network with custom loss function.
  • Work with engineering to build production models using Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow.
  • Design better explore/exploit methodology for model training


What You’ll Need

  • Proficiency with Python, and bonus for Numpy, Pandas, Tensorflow.
  • Proficiency with SQL and Hive / Spark.
  • Experience in Machine Learning - particularly in areas of supervised learning and reinforcement learning.


About the Team


Our team builds pricing structures (subscriptions and promotions) and designs experiments to evaluate their efficacy, as well as machine learning models to determine the pricing and targeting.

James Lee (8121): Data Scientist I - Level 3,Sr Data Scientist - Level 5

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