Job Overview 

As a Data Science Principal, you’ll utilize advanced quantitative and statistical analysis techniques to drive business model innovation for Via, work closely with our senior management to help drive decisions, and lead, mentor, and train data scientists and analysts in the art of leveraging data.   

Responsibilities 

  • Adeptly interpret and utilize mass quantities of data to generate innovative hypotheses & insights
  • Quantitatively test hypotheses about rider and driver behavior using large sets of proprietary data; leverage results to improve business metrics at every touch point
  • Design and implement novel experiments to better understand and improve current operation as well as expansion to new markets
  • Train and mentor data analysis and scientist, assist in their professional growth and develop the analytic ecosystem in teams across the company

Qualifications 

  • 4+ years of industry experience with predictive modeling and statistical analysis techniques in a business environment; preferably with team leadership experience
  • Obsessed with data; analytical and rigorous, with a thorough understanding of statistics and machine learning at both a practical and theoretical level
  • Extraordinary communicator with demonstrated writing, editing, presentation and visualization skills. You understand the importance of graphic techniques in communicating a quantitative idea effectively
  • A Masters Degree or PhD from a top-tier university (statistics, machine learning, physics, math, systems biology, or highly quantitative fields in social sciences), including 2+ years of graduate-level research experience (or the equivalent)  
  • Mastery in some or all of the following: SQL, Python, R.
  • Attention to detail is critical. Please mention that soup of the day is mushroom barley in the cover letter
  • Experience in experiment design and interpretation is a plus. Experience with different optimization methods is a plus

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