Senior Data Scientist, Machine Learning - Dasher & Logistics at DoorDash

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Come help us build the world's most reliable on-demand, logistics engine for delivery! We are bringing on talented senior Data Scientists to help us develop and improve the machine learning, operations research, and reinforcement learning models that power DoorDash's three-sided marketplace of consumers, merchants, and dashers. We are looking for Computer Scientists, Statisticians, Economists, Physicists, Mathematicians, and other senior quantitative researchers from all disciplines.

DoorDash is at an exciting point in its machine-learning maturity curve where a lot of the "easy" prediction work has been completed but more sophisticated techniques still have the capacity to drive incredible value for the company. DoorDash is also still small enough (~400 engineers) that over the course of a year each of us is able to work on a large set of problems that touch many different facets of the business. 

As a senior Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to leverage our robust data and machine learning infrastructure to develop inference and optimization models that impact millions of users across our three audiences and tackle our most challenging business problems. You will work with other data scientists, engineers, analysts, and product managers to develop and improve models to help us grow our business.

What You'll Do

  • Design always-on experiments/contextual bandits algorithms to improve the marketplace impact of machine learning models trained on unreliable data
  • Deploy real-time geospatial forecasting tools to predict future supply and demand and inform our dasher/order matching and dasher positioning systems
  • Build the next generation version of those systems using network flow, dynamic programming, queuing, and/or reinforcement learning-based approaches
  • Develop in-app machine learning algorithms that gracefully handle data censorship
  • Deploy causal machine learning/heterogeneous treatment effects modeling to develop personalized dasher mobilization incentives to more effectively balance supply & demand

What We're Looking For

  • 3+ years of industry experience developing prediction, inference, and optimization models that move business-critical metrics — more experience preferred
  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Robotics, Operations Research, or other quantitative field
  • Experience with at least two of the following areas: classical machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning/control systems, probability theory, statistics, causal inference, time series forecasting, optimization, dynamic programming
  • Demonstrated coding and programming abilities (Python preferred). Software engineering experience is a plus, but not required
  • A track record of prioritizing & delivering business impact

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 learning - 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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