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(Senior) Data Scientist- Pricing, Statistics and/or Econometrics

Data Science
in Palo Alto, California

About the Role

The Core Analytics & Science Team (CAS) is Uber's largest data science organization, covering both of Uber's main lines of business as well as the underlying platform technologies that power those businesses. We are a key part of Uber's cross-functional product development teams, helping to drive every stage of product development through analytic, statistical, and algorithmic expertise.

Here's what's in it for you! As a Data Scientist in the CAS organization, you have a unique opportunity to use your quantitative skills in statistics, machine learning, operations research, andor economics. You'll answer high impact open questions, prototype cutting edge algorithms, engage in large scale experimentation, and drive business insights through data. You will be collaborating closely with Products, Ops, Engineering, other Data Scientists and Product Analysts. Owning and iterating on a large part of the Uber products and services that have become so ingrained in the daily lives of our customers and partners.

Here are the teams that make it happen:

  • Eats: Uber Eats is Uber's ambitious and rapidly expanding on-demand food delivery business currently operating in more than 45 countries globally.
  • Pricing: Maximize efficiency and maintain reliability in the three-sided marketplace (eater, courier/delivery partner, and restaurant) of Uber Eats. Our algorithms operate globally at a scale of hundreds of thousands of restaurants, millions of delivery partners, tens of millions of eaters, and billions of dollars per year.
  • Rides: Rides Data Science at Uber uses data to improve and automate all aspects of Uber's core ridesharing products.
    • Pricing: Responsible for modeling rider and driver behavior,setting prices to optimize long run network efficiency, and dynamically adjusting those prices to ensure balance & reliability
    • Rider/Driver Incentives: Owns the Subscription Plan, Rewards/Loyalty Plan, and Promotions that are regularly sent out; they build production ML models, run and analyze network-level experiments, and use mechanism design theory to design incentives.
  • Platforms: Platform Data Science develops the common systems and technical foundations that power Uber's trip experiences externally and core decision making systems internally.
    • Fares: Platforms and UX for upfront pricing, promotions, and fare generation for all of Uber worldwide. Responsible for fare accuracy, UX, and real-time fare generation. They build large-scale real-time machine learning models to predict travel time and distance more accurately; optimize parameters to make upfront price experience better; prevent defect trips for drivers using product innovations, etc.

What You'll Do

  • Build statistical, optimization, and machine learning models for applications including pricing, targeting, and experimentation
  • Work with engineers and product managers to turn data science prototypes into robust, reliable solutions
  • Present findings to business leaders to inform decisions
  • Solve ambiguous, challenging business problems using data-driven approaches.
  • Work closely with multi-functional leads to develop technical vision and drive team direction.
  • Establish standard methodologies for data science including modeling, coding, analytics, optimization, and experimentation.
  • Communicate with senior management and multi-functional teams.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.S. or Bachelors degree in Statistics, Economics, Machine Learning, Operations Research, or other quantitative fields. (If M.S. degree, a minimum of 1+ years of industry experience required and if Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 2+ years of industry experience as a Data Scientist or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of underlying mathematical foundations of statistics, machine learning, optimization, economics, and analytics.
  • Knowledge of experimental design and analysis
  • Experience with exploratory data analysis, statistical analysis and testing, and model development
  • Ability to use a language like Python or R to work efficiently at scale with large data sets.
  • Proficiency in languages like SQL, R, and Spark.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in experimental design and analysis (e.g., A/B and market-level experiments), as well as causal inference.
  • Experience in algorithm development and prototyping.
  • Experience with causal ML methods is a plus
  • Tech lead experience and passion for mentoring
  • Experience with productionizing algorithms for real-time systems
  • Expertise in convex programming, computational optimization, and operations research

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 10,000 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.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.