Senior Data Scientist, Analytics at NEXT Trucking

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About NEXT:
Headquartered in “Silicon Beach” El Segundo, CA -- NEXT is a company driven by a commitment to providing world-class service to shippers and truckers alike. We’re on a mission to solve a trillion-dollar puzzle and offer painless freight.
Armed with experienced professionals from Amazon, Google, Facebook, Snap, and Salesforce, NEXT is seeking change agents who are excited to make a meaningful impact on an industry driving the U.S. economy. Forbes included us on its 2019 Next Billion-Dollar Startups list, and we’ve been recognized as one of Built in LA’s Best Small Companies to Work For and 50 Startups to Watch. NEXT is venture-backed by leaders such as Brookfield Ventures, GLP and Sequoia Capital.
We are passionate entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and decision-makers who will transform the freight transportation industry with modern technology. We create delightful product experiences that enables freight to move effortlessly, solving complex problems for our shippers and carriers. We collaborate with some of the best designers, engineers, and business partners to achieve our goals. 
Are you NEXT?
 
About The Role:
Our Data Science function is composed of Data Science Research team, Data Science Engineering team, and Data Science Analytics team. As a central and mission critical function in the company, we are tightly integrated with Engineering, Product, and Business functions. We primarily help build “intelligent” products for our internal and external stakeholders in addition to providing internal consulting services to our business partners and executives. As part of our Data Science function, the Data Science Analytics team primarily focuses on generating insights from data in the form of visualizations and reports to provide business intelligence as well as supporting the business in data-informed executive decision making with key performance metrics and ad-hoc analysis.
As a Senior Data Scientist in our Data Science Analytics team, you will help formulate new product features and enable new business capabilities by supporting the strategic design and decision making in addition to enhancing the data driven culture. You will act as an internal consultant and play a pivotal role in instrumenting and continuously improving the performance and scalability of our products, operations, and our overall business. As part of our team of Data Science analytics experts, you will help shape the direction of our products and business by closely working with our Product team, Operations Team, business partners, and executives. Based on your strengths and interests, you will have the opportunity to drive a broad spectrum of insights and decisions in Forecasting & Econometrics, Pricing & Auctions, Transportation & Routing, Inventory & Capacity Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Optimization, Experiment Design & Recommendation Systems, Growth & Product Analytics, and Personalization & Marketing Science, to name a few.

What You'll Do

  • Partner with internal stakeholders on business initiatives to identify and articulate opportunities for applying Data Science. See beyond the data to propose and build solutions that will raise the bar for decision making.
  • Partner with product managers and product designers in synthesizing and prioritizing a product roadmap.Instrument the organization, the product, and the business ecosystem by building descriptive and predictive models.
  • Coach and support individuals across organizations to evangelize a decentralized culture of data-driven decision making throughout the company.
  • Apply your expertise in Data Mining, Data Science, and Data Visualization to develop analytics solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering and product teams across business functions to access and manipulate data, explain data gathering requirements, display results, and build efficient and scalable analytics solutions.
  • Define, compute, track, and continuously validate key performance metrics with descriptive and predictive analytics.
  • Recommend and drive process changes based on experiment design and analysis of operational data and user behavior to improve overall business performance.
  • Mentor other Data Science analytics experts as needed on best practices for data-informed decision making.

What You'll Have

  • B.S. in a quantitative field or an engineering field or a related B.A. degree.
  • 5+ years of experience in building analytics solutions to provide business intelligence.
  • 5+ years of experience in SQL and data modeling.
  • 5+ years of experience in analyzing large-scale structured and unstructured data using R or Python.
  • Rich understanding of data visualization and storytelling practices.
  • Solid understanding of popular Data Visualization tools.
  • Ability to act as an internal consultant and to partner with and influence stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills to present effectively and to explain algorithms and insights to major non-technical stakeholders, including senior executives, board members, and large customers/partners.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Nice to Have:
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative field or an engineering field or a related MA/MBA degree.
  • Experience in implementing custom visualizations (e.g. R Shiny, Python Dash).
  • Experience in data engineering.
  • Experience in building data science models and algorithms for ML/AI, Optimization, Simulation, and/or Statistics.
  • Experience in working with or in support of a diverse set of business functions.
  • Experience in transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries.Experience in venture-backed startups or other hyper-growth environments.

What You'll Receive

  • Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Equity
  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits 
  • 401k w/company match
  • Vacation and holidays
  • Fun perks: open office, dog-friendly, unlimited snacks, and monthly catered lunches! 
  • Join a rapidly growing technology company disrupting the trucking industry

NEXT is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
NEXT Trucking may collect your contact information, professional or employment-related history, and other identifiers which shall be used for the purpose of job applications.
To all recruitment agencies: NEXT does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, NEXT employees or any other organization location. NEXT is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Our HQ is located in the heart of Silicon Beach with amenities like an outdoor patio, an on-site gym, and cold brew coffee & kombucha on tap.

An Insider's view of NEXT Trucking

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“If I were to describe the vibe in one word it would be grit. Everyone here comes into the office ready to learn and band together to solve the complex problems that our drivers face everyday.”

Steven

Senior Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

“The challenges truck drivers face, are the challenges we are dead set on solving. For far too long, drivers have been forced to deal with the inefficiencies of an archaic, tech-devoid industry. We exist to give drivers the tools to manage their workday, exceed their income goals, and run and grow their business efficiently."

Roy

Product Marketer

What are some things you learned at the company?

"I’ve been able to hone my coding skills while working with a multi-national team to achieve success in the logistics industry."

David

Accounting Operations Manager

What is your vision for the company?

"We are committed to a greener future, using technology to limit idling and deadhead in order to reduce carbon emissions at the Ports of LA and LB."

Ashley

Director of Product Management

What makes someone successful on your team?

"If you want to solve insanely complex design problems in the logistics industry, this is the place! As product design team grows, we are looking for individuals who wear different hats- you are capable of zooming out to get a big picture view of the entire process, and doesn't scared of rolling up the sleeve and dive into some messy details."

Michelle

Senior Product Designer

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
Company trips

Culture
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
NEXT's management team is as diverse as our staff and our focus on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
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
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
NEXT's offers discounted gym membership.
Professional Development Benefits
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