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Data scientist - Uber Freight


San Francisco, California
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Job Description

Are you interested in getting in on the ground floor of one of Uber’s next big product lines? Do you have the quantitative skills and entrepreneurial mindset to help us build, optimize, and scale an entirely new marketplace? The Uber Freight group is looking to hire a few skilled data scientists for the recently launched Uber Freight app.
Uber Freight is all about building a marketplace for shippers and carriers to provide reliable, intelligent, and cost-effective way for freight to move all over the country. The Uber Freight app, naturally, lies right at the heart of this.
Here’s what you’ll be working on:working with engineers, product managers, and operations staff to build models to help us optimize our funnel from user acquisitions and retention to engagement and conversion. building high quality prediction systems to target our carriers with freight they’d like to move, and carry out research and analysis that prepares us to seize optimization opportunities as we continue to grow. Designing, running, and analyzing A/B and multivariate tests aimed at testing hypotheses and optimizing user experience.
The Freight team is less than a year old, so you’ll be coming into a role where you’ll have the opportunity to own your models all the way through implementation, and you’ll be building the first versions of products never before seen. Furthermore, Data Scientists on marketplace teams focus strongly on the mathematics and engineering related to optimizing the economics and operations of Uber’s marketplace, regardless of whether it’s livery or freight. Therefore, particular preference is given to candidates direct work experience in these topics or with backgrounds in Economics, Econometrics, Operations Research, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, or similar.


What you'll need

  • Minimum 2-3 years practical data science or engineering work experience out of school, in the aforementioned domains
  • Domain expertise in logistics, supply chain management, and freight.
  • Strong quantitative background: MS or PhD preferred.
  • Familiarity with technical tools for analysis - Python (with Pandas, etc.), R, SQL
  • Programming chops - demonstrable familiarity (work experience, Github account) with programming concepts. Go or Python skills and previous software engineering background a plus.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to execute and own a complete research project -  go from idea to experimentation to prototype to implementation.
  • Driven and focused self-starters, great communicators, amazing follow-through - you aggressively tackle your work and love the responsibility of being individually empowered.
  • Scrappy, Entrepreneurial mindset - you’re comfortable making do with what you have and building toward the future.


  • Employees are given Uber credits every month.
  • The rare opportunity to change the way the world moves. We're not just another social web app, we're moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • Smart, engaged co-workers.



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


Uber is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Uber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.