Data Scientist - Driver

Uber Overview

The Driver team at Uber is focused on accelerating driver growth, engagement, and retention across 300+ cities worldwide. Data Scientists on Driver play a central role in directing product development and strategy through the discovery of insights from data. In this position, you will offer a data-driven perspective and work closely with product, engineering, and marketing. You will be on the cutting edge of analysis and leverage our data sources to propose new ideas related to every area of our product, including building predictive models of driver behavior, studying market balance and developing a growth model in the context of a two-sided market, creating experiment designs for product changes with difficult constraints (e.g. strong product network effects). Our team’s autonomy gives us the flexibility to focus on the highest-impact projects in this dynamic and challenging role as we bring increasing numbers of riders and drivers onto the Uber platform.

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leverage data to perform intensive analysis across all areas of our business to drive product development
  • Design experiments and interpret the results to draw detailed and actionable conclusions
  • Generate and execute on ideas for exploratory analysis to shape future projects and provide recommendations for actions
  • Perform time-series analyses, hypothesis testing, and causal analyses to statistically assess relative impact and extract trends
  • Build models to enhance understanding of user behavior and predict future performance of cohorts
  • Create dashboards and reports to regularly communicate results and monitor key metrics
  • Present findings to senior management to drive business decisions
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across disciplines such as product, engineering, operations, and marketing

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years of experience in a quantitative analysis role
  • BA/BS/MS in Physics, Economics, Applied Math, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or other quantitative field (advanced degrees are a plus)
  • Comfortable writing code and contributing to a code base in Python or R
  • Proficient in writing and understanding complex SQL; experience working with large data sets
  • Advanced knowledge of experimentation and statistical methods
  • Ability to deliver on tight timelines and move quickly while maintaining attention to detail
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to execute on decisions
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Strong communication and organization skills

Be sure to check out the Uber Engineering Blog to learn more about the team.

Perks

  • Employees are showered with Uber credits each month
  • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app: we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment

Benefits (US)

  • 401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, nine paid company holidays
  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it

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