Who we are
HopSkipDrive is the innovator in youth transportation, getting kids to their highest potential by removing mobility barriers, one ride at a time. Our platform is the safe, dependable transportation solution schools and families rely on to get kids where they need to go. Through our proprietary technology and innovative safety measures, our platform provides transportation solutions for school districts and families across the country. In addition, we partner with county governments and non-profits to help ensure educational access for some of our most vulnerable youth. We understand that transportation can be the difference between success and struggle, which is why we’re on a mission to use innovative technology, coupled with operational expertise and new thinking to help kids reach their full potential by providing a safe, dependable way to get them where they are going.
From our founding, when 3 moms came together to develop HopSkipDrive as a solution to their challenges getting their own kids where they needed to go, we have continued to innovate and execute, growing to now serve more than 7 markets across the country. We have driven more than 5 million safe miles while getting 750,000+ kids to more than 6,000 schools. Backed by top tier VCs and strategic investors, and with more than $27M in funding, we’re reinventing youth transportation.
We are based in downtown LA. Our mission, our enormous market potential, our team and the technology challenges we are solving make HopSkipDrive one of LA’s Best Places to Work.
Who you are
You are an A+ player who is looking for a challenging and rewarding experience. You are inspired by the mission we are pursuing and by the opportunity to define a new category in an incredibly fast-moving market. You are excited to bring your best everyday, to learn from those around you and to push hard while contributing to our powerful vision of positively impacting kids’ lives everyday.
At HopSkipDrive, we know that to tackle our toughest challenges, we need different approaches, unique perspectives, and new ways of thinking. We are building a team of creative problem-solvers from many different backgrounds.
As a Data Scientist you will lead data science initiatives that provide competitive advantages to the business. This is a hands-on role. As such your involvement will span from opportunity evaluation, problem framing, data wrangling, feature and model building, model evaluation, productionalization, and monitoring. You will be directly involved in data collection improvements, process design & automation, and infrastructure upgrades that proceed deployment of advanced data science solutions.
Your Primary Responsibilities
- Work with engineering team to improve readiness for data science advances.
- Identify, evaluate, and promote opportunities for data science. Maintain roadmap.
- Build data science models for evaluation, forecasting, and operations.
- Monitor effectiveness of critical business processes and A/B tests.
What You Bring
- A passion to use data science methods to solve business challenges.
- 5+ years experience leading data science projects with measurable results.
- Project management experience.
- High technical proficiency in data science tools along with data management/analysis skills using tools such as Tableau, Excel, Google Sheets, and SQL.
- A love of learning.
- Strong communication skills are a must, especially business case and technical presentations.
- Agile development and start-up experience preferred.
What You Will Get
Every full-time employee has equity options. In addition, we offer competitive market comp, BYOD technology reimbursement, unlimited vacation, FSA, medical, dental and vision, 401(k), weekly catered lunches, and an opportunity to work for a uniquely positioned, VC-backed company in a hugely attractive space with significant upside potential.