Lead Data Scientist

| Greater LA Area
At NEXT Trucking, we provide painless freight to shippers that fit the lifestyles of our carriers. Data science is crucial to this mission, as data is a key part of our ability to match shipments to carriers on our marketplace, predict and mitigate freight service failures, and guiding our sales and operations teams to obtain the optimal supply and demand. We have rich datasets of previous freight loads that were matched on the marketplace and tracked through their delivery, as well as of the broader logistics industry.
We are looking for a lead data scientist to join our team and use our datasets to improve NEXT products. You will collaborate with peers on an interdisciplinary team as the voice of data. Your projects can include crafting health metrics, recommending product changes, and developing data products. These projects will be applied to marketplace matching, freight routing, and growth efforts.
Responsibilities
Define key metrics and understand the levers of these metrics
Able to frame business problems in data analysis and modeling choices
Can pragmatically determine the depth and breadth to invest in data science project opportunities
Can communicate results, capabilities, and limitations of data science efforts, and evangelize what work should follow
Establish a culture of data on your team
Patch instrumentation gaps by driving logging efforts
Build maintainable data pipelines to produce consumable datasets
Build tooling, such as python/R functions, tests and alerts on pipelines, and report automation
Bootstrap machine learning models and measure their value via experimentation
Qualifications
Strong belief in the mission and business opportunity at NEXT
Able to do end to end analysis in SQL and Python/R
Track record of identifying and learning new data tools and frameworks
Ability to communicate analysis to diverse audiences
Understanding of statistical concepts such as hypothesis testing, power tests, and when differences are meaningful
Can make intuitive data visualizations that drive product impact
Ability to formulate and validate data products, including framing the problem, crafting the dataset, and evaluating the model

Next Trucking Benefits
Competitive Base Salary and Equity
Full Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
401K w/ company match
Vacation and Holidays.
NEXT is a venture-backed company boldly taking on the challenge of digitizing the $900B freight trucking industry. Our technology is transforming the way shippers and truckers engage and communicate by creating an on-demand platform where shippers can instantly find truckers with capacity and be able to have real time tracking updates and transparency with the movement of their freight throughout the entire shipping process.
NEXT was founded by Lidia Yan and Elton Chung with over 20 + years of experience in logistics and technology. We have raised over $125M led by Sequoia Capital and Brookfield Venture Capital.
We have assembled a team with experience from companies such as Google, C.H. Robinson, Apple, Idealab, Kareo and GoFundMe.

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Location

With easy access to the 105 and 710 you can easily hop on and off the freeway! *In May 2019, we will be moving to offices in El Segundo*

An Insider's view of NEXT Trucking

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“Seeing the owners work just as hard and being present in the office inspires me to reach for higher goals.”

Sahar

LTL Senior Executive

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

“I look at our product as something that goes way beyond the technology itself. Creating the optimal carrier experience means getting close to our users and understanding their needs. There’s no better feeling than finding a solution that not only drives growth, but also makes drivers’ jobs a little bit easier and little bit more delightful.”

Brian

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

"As a designer, one of the most important parts of being a successful designer is to always consider the system. We’re designing a system that spans online and offline so it’s critical that you think about how each piece fits into the system as a whole."

Cole

Director of Product Design

What is your vision for the company?

“We want to change the industry by streamlining the process for drivers to book loads and manage their trucks/fleets in an easy process so that they take a little bit of stress off their plate and enjoy what they do to the fullest.”

Eddie

Sr. Transportation Representative

What is your vision for the company?

"My vision is to be a transparent transportation company. We want to be the advocates for carriers, both big and small."

Corey

Carrier Rep

What are NEXT Trucking Perks + Benefits

NEXT Trucking Benefits Overview

Competitive base salary, bonus + equity
Full medical, dental and vision benefits 401k w/ company match
Vacation and Holidays
Dog friendly office
Remote friendly
Company trips

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
NEXT's 401(k) retirement plan matches up to 5% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
NEXT offers stock options that vest over a three-year period.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
NEXT's vacation policy includes two weeks paid time off for all employees and up to three weeks off for tenured employees of five years or longer.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Pet Friendly
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