About the Role
We're looking for PhD intern candidates to intern during summer 2020 (3 months). You would be contributing to Rides Data Science, which encompasses all teams responsible for working on moving people from A -> B. We seek candidates with various backgrounds -- economics, machine learning, statistics, computer science, operations research, etc. You will be embedded in a product team -- Rider Pricing, Matching, Driver, etc., -- and work closely with other data scientists, engineers and product managers under the supervision of a data scientist on that team. You'll be focused on modeling and algorithm development on a project defined by you and your mentor.
We are hiring interns for our San Francisco and Seattle offices.
What You'll Do
What You'll Need
About the Team
In Rides you'll be at the center of Uber's business, where riders and drivers come together at an extraordinary scale. As a data scientist, you'll combine clear product vision, deep technical skills and powerful data analysis to improve the algorithms that run Uber's vast worldwide marketplace every minute of the day. We're looking for you to produce elegant solutions that are practical, effective, and can work at Uber scale.
Our team tackles problems such as optimizing Uber's short and long term pricing systems; efficiently matching incoming trip requests in Uber's dispatch system; developing innovative incentive schemes that reward riders and drivers for choosing our network; optimizing pickup and dropoff experiences for both riders and drivers, and providing optimal routes and accurate turn-by-turn navigation to save time for everybody. We also forecast, monitor and evaluate all aspects of our marketplace using both large scale observational data and rigorous experimentation.
If you are passionate about original ideas, and take pride in seeing those thoughts come to life in a high impact setting, then you'll be at home in our team where creative exploration and iterative experimentation are at the heart of what we do. As part of Rides, you will work side-by-side with Uber's engineering team to scale your ideas across Uber's real-time production systems, and then strive to gain insights from the real world outcomes we measure.
About the Subteams
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.
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.