Senior Data Scientist, Fraud & Risk

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About the Team

The Analytics team is looking for a data scientist to guide measurement, strategy, and tactical decision-making for the larger Fraud & Risk team at DoorDash. Data Scientists on Fraud Analytics work closely with Engineering and Operations to identify new and emerging areas of fraud, diagnose patterns, and build new methodologies to accurately detect and prevent potential fraud while being mindful of the user experience. 

About the Role

As a senior Data Scientist supporting Fraud and Risk at DoorDash, you’ll use your quantitative background to uncover insights and turn them into relevant recommendations, driving decisions for the entire organization. You will take ownership of multiple Fraud areas and partner with our Engineering and Operations teams to design solutions to prevent fraudulent behavior, ranging from complex business rules to machine learning models. 

In addition to driving advanced analysis and experimentation, you will mentor other data scientists and contribute to the high level strategy and roadmap of Fraud and Risk prevention at DoorDash. We tackle many exciting challenges given the highly dynamic nature of fraudulent behavior. If you enjoy finding patterns amidst chaos, and have experience using analytics to promote fraud and risk strategy, we’re looking for someone like you!

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will
  • Will analyze rich user and transaction data to surface patterns, trends, and bugs using SQL, R, or Python on our anti-fraud risk engine
  • Create experimentation on new methods and build new models to predict fraudulent behavior
  • Produce recommendations and use statistical techniques and hypothesis testing to validate your findings. 
  • Assess the effectiveness of existing fraud models, and enhance our solutions where necessary
  • Partner with engineering, product, and operations teams to monitor fraud risk strategies and improve the roadmap.
  • Manage the reporting of findings to management to steer the Fraud team’s strategic vision
  • Work backwards from understanding and sizing problems to ideating solutions
  • Mentor junior analysts on how to use more advanced methods and solve challenges
We’re excited about you because…
  • A degree in Math, Physics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, or similar domain
  • 4+ years in a data science role working on fraud and risk systems
  • A high level of expertise using fraud patterns and analytics to identify insights and create a response plan
  • Deep expertise with SQL queries, ETL, and statistical analysis (e.g. hypothesis testing, experimentation, regressions) with statistical packages, such as R or Python
  • Experience with multivariable modeling
  • Proficiency in one or more analytics & visualization tools (e.g. Chartio, Looker, Tableau)
  • Seasoned ability with managing timelines, delivery, requirements, and communication to internal partners and senior management to achieve lofty goals
  • The insight to take ambiguous problems and solve them in a structured, hypothesis-driven, data-supported way
  • The determination to initiate and lead projects to completion in a scrappy environment
Why You’ll Love Working at DoorDash
  • We are leaders - Leadership is not limited to our management team. It’s something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.
  • We are doers - We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions that will lead our company and our industry is what we do -- on every project, every day. 
  • We are learners - We’re not afraid to dig in and uncover the truth, even if it’s scary or inconvenient. Everyone here is continually learning on the job, no matter if we’ve been in a role for one year or one minute.
  • We are customer-obsessed - Our mission is to grow and empower local economies. We are committed to our customers, merchants, and dashers and believe in connecting people with possibility.
  • We are all DoorDash - The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights. 
  • We offer great compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits.
About DoorDash

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in over 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency, providing delightful experiences from door to door. By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at www.doordash.com. 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel. 

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Location

Our office is located in the SOMA district, walking distance to many restaurants, bars, and public transportation.

What are DoorDash Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DoorDash reimburses employees up to $75 per month on fitness activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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