Zūm is the leader in children’s rides and care, getting kids safely to-and-from school and activities while providing childcare when needed. Parents get peace of mind knowing drivers are vetted and reliable, while schools get end-to-end student transportation that brings more convenience, visibility and cost-efficiency. To date we’ve driven over 3.5 million miles, giving rides to more than 500K children -- with rides booked by families and 2000+ schools. 
Job Overview: 

We are growing fast and scaling fast. Our teams are small and nimble. We have developed a comprehensive and highly scalable on-demand technology platform to harness the power of data to provide secure, reliable and scalable solutions to everyday needs of families with kids. We are looking for a talented Data Scientist with a passion for scalable algorithms to mine structured and unstructured data to identify opportunities and improve customer experience on our platform while at the same time using data to mitigate risks in delivering services to kids. You would be joining the Data Science team early as it is ramping up helping to craft the processes and practices for future team members.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform data analysis to evaluate opportunities for process optimization.
  • Develop analytical models to improve resource utilization and scheduling
  • Implement new algorithms for real-time analytics and monitor their performance on the ongoing basis

Job Requirements:

  • A results-oriented person who thrives on data and measurements
  • Experience with translating business needs into data-driven models
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data transformation, cleansing, and interpretation
  • Masters/Ph.D. in a quantitative field
  • Proficiency with statistical programming environment (e.g. R, Python)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills


  • Ability to have a huge impact at an early-stage, mission-driven startup
  • Competitive compensation, including cash and equity
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits, including paid membership to One Medical
  • Delicious and healthy daily catered lunch
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Fun office environment, overlooking the beautiful waters in Redwood Shores

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