May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think. 

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We’re building the world’s best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we’ve given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we’re just getting started. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

Lead Data Scientist

As a Lead Data Scientist, you will be responsible for extracting insights from large datasets, developing predictive models, and driving data-driven decision-making across the organization. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify business opportunities, solve complex problems, and optimize processes. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, a deep understanding of statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms, and the ability to effectively communicate complex findings to stakeholders.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Analyze, build, test, and implement statistical and machine learning models that extract meaningful insights from large datasets
  • Apply mathematical and statistical techniques for spatial and temporal data 
  • Develop and implement advanced predictive models 
  • Build data visualization, dashboards, and reports for internal and external customers
  • Write and optimize efficient, maintainable code, collaborating with cross-functional teams

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to manipulate and analyze large datasets
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey complex findings to non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a focus on validation and accuracy of results
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python and frameworks like PySpark
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to mentor team members and contribute to culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Experience in developing and optimizing data pipelines and ensuring data quality

Qualifications and Experience


  • B.S, M.S. or PhD. Degree in Engineering, Data Science, Math, Statistics, or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience in data science
  • 2+ Experience with programming languages such as Python and frameworks such as Pyspark
  • Experience working with large and complex datasets
  • Experience working with databases, such as Postgres, MySQL, SQL Server
  • Track record of writing optimized, scalable code


  • Background in robotics or related field and understanding of temporal and spatial data concepts

Physical Requirements

  • Standard office working conditions which includes but is not limited to:
    • Prolonged sitting
    • Prolonged standing
    • Prolonged computer use
    • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Remote role based out of Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Remote employees work primarily from home or an alternative work space.
  • Travel requirements - 0%

The salary range provided is based on a position located in the state of Michigan.  Our salary ranges can vary across different locations in the United States.

Salary Range
$167,000$190,000 USD

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive healthcare suite including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans. Domestic partners who have been residing together at least one year are also eligible to participate! 
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Healthcare and Dependent Care Accounts available.
  • Rich retirement benefits, including an immediately vested employer safe harbor match.
  • Generous paid parental leave with immediate eligibility as well as a phased return to work. 
  • Flexible vacation policy in addition to 18 paid company holidays.
  • Total Wellness Program providing numerous resources for overall wellbeing   
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis.   Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary.  Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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