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Manager, Data Science

Freight, Engineering
in San Francisco, California

Manager, Data Science, Booking and Network (Matching) - Marketplace

About the Role

Your role, as Data Science Manager of Booking and Network (Matching) is to manage a team of data scientists to build systems and models to identify and deliver both incremental and step-change improvements to our load bundling, recommendation and network supply/demand systems. As the data science manager on the team, you will identify key gaps and opportunities, set priorities, and develop and execute on the vision, strategy and roadmap for the team, all in close collaboration with partner engineering and product management teams. You are highly data-obsessed, analytical, diving deep into how booking and network is playing out both day-to-day and in experiments, and excel at leading a talented team of data scientists to deliver on this mission.

What You'll Do

  • Internalize and deeply understand Uber Freight's mission and strategies, as well as the mission and objectives of your team
  • Drive innovation, generate and validate new data, tactics and product ideas that maximize our business impact
  • Be creative - relentlessly identify new ideas and data sources to solve very difficult problems
  • Distill the vision and strategy for the team to generate enthusiasm
  • Be deeply truth-seeking. Collect whatever data is necessary to inform product direction. Solicit and embrace critical feedback.
  • Provide technical mentorship to the team members
  • Drive cross-functional team to set qualitative objectives and quantitative goals
  • Lead the creation of pragmatic, prioritized, actionable roadmaps that effectively distill vision and strategy into efficiently shipped results.

What You'll Need

  • Excellent educational background in operations research, or a related field. PhD degree preferred, Masters required.
  • At least 5 years of industry experience in data science, with significant personal experience as a technical contributor. Experience working with optimization problems a plus.
  • Experience as a frontline manager, leading teams of 3 or more. As a manager, you will manage several direct reports initially and will have the opportunity to create, scale and nourish a team of experienced professionals.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset. Everywhere you go, you can't help but mobilize people, create things, solve problems, roll up your sleeves, collaborate, go above and beyond. You are an insatiable doer and motivator of others.
  • Experience working in a metrics and experimentation driven organization.
  • Experience with common analysis tools - Python, R, and SQL. Demonstrable familiarity with code and programming concepts.
  • A never-ending desire to grow and learn.

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.