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Data Science Manager - Safety

Data Science
in San Francisco, California

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. The data science team focuses on algorithmic solutions to understanding and improving safety. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and intellectually-curious data science leader 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

  • Lead a team of data scientists to support personal safety initiatives, focusing on delivering machine learning based products to improve safety
  • Manage execution and perform peer reviews on projects for high quality and on time delivery
  • Collaborate with product, engineering and other cross-functional teams to build roadmap and steer strategy for personal safety data science
  • Identify opportunities for better modeling methodologies and novel data science solutions
  • Proactively seek out opportunities to evangelize a data-driven approach to safety across Uber
  • Mentor data scientists and provide technical direction

What You'll Need

  • Minimum of 8 years of broad experience in data science with at least 3 years of people management
  • Expert knowledge and experience in statistics and machine learning
  • Expert level knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with R/Python and Spark / distributed computing, and demonstrable familiarity with code and programming concepts
  • Experience developing teams
  • Very strong verbal and written communication and executive-level presentation skills
  • Excellent judgment, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills; can balance attention to detail with swift execution
  • Management consulting, insurance, safety, or related experience a plus
  • Advanced degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Business or analytical field
  • Enthusiasm about Uber!

About the Team

The Safety and Insurance organization works toward continuously making Uber a safe choice by limiting incidents, and responding appropriately to the occurrence of rare events, ensuring current and future users see and trust our deep commitment to them. The data science team provides algorithmic solutions to reduce incidents on the Uber platform and support riders and drivers with empathy and care when incidents occur. We leverage big data and cutting-edge machine learning technologies to understand unsafe situations and derive insights that can drive and influence safety products. Our team includes highly skilled and experienced data scientists with diverse backgrounds in physical science and social science, and we work closely with partner teams in engineering, product management, design, UX research and operations.

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.