Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via’s mobile app connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a dynamically-routed vehicle. First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform operates in New York City, Chicago, and Washington DC, and in London and Amsterdam through ViaVan, its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans. Via also licenses its revolutionary on-demand transit technology to transportation players globally.
As a System Optimization Associate, you’ll play an integral part in developing Via’s ride-sharing algorithm. You will collaborate with a top-notch, global multidisciplinary group of analysts, data scientists, engineers, as well as our finance and operations teams. You will be responsible for identifying trends in our sharing data, then brainstorming and testing solutions across all markets where we operate.
Responsibilities and Duties
Analyse performance of Via’s operational algorithms and tune its parameters according to business goals
Identify and quantify opportunities to improve vehicle utilization across Via’s markets and products
Contribute to the development of new products and algorithms, both consumer facing and internal
Develop and communicate city operating strategies to Via's senior management across all markets where we operate
Have strong analytical skills; you’re able to understand complex problems, break them down and find solutions
Understand how to effectively synthesize an argument and communicate ideas
Looking for a fast-paced, startup environment
Organized and independent; comfortable taking on significant responsibility
Have a Bachelor’s Degree from a top-tier university in a quantitative field and a record of exceptional academic achievement
Quantitative background in economics, physics, algorithms, math or related disciplines
Extra points for skills in: SQL, Python, Tableau, R, any other statistical analysis packages
Via offers above market compensation packages and benefits, including equity, health insurance, and relocation assistance.