Senior Data Scientist

| Culver City
We are building the future of freight
Mothership's groundbreaking technology is unlocking the world's potential by making freight delivery more efficient. Founded in 2017, we're backed by some of venture capital's best investors and have already become the logistics backbone for many of today's most innovative companies.
To double down on that success, we’re looking for highly driven and detail-oriented individuals looking to add value, solve problems and join a rocket ship. If that's you, come help us reshape logistics. Together we'll replace tired and comfortable incumbents with a modern marketplace built around speed, ease of use and fairness. 
As Senior Data Scientist, you’ll get to set the direction of our data science efforts and build data products that will shape the freight industry for years to come. 
The ideal individual for this position is someone who can develop a strong understanding of our business problems and build data products to solve them. This is a data science role with a heavy focus on product thinking. The freight industry is very old and many areas of the fulfillment process are built around outdated technology. This presents a great opportunity for someone with a strong understanding of the capabilities of modern technology and fresh eyes to come in and reshape the industry. We have assembled a world-class team of people who fit that description and if you think that’s you as well, then please join us in leveraging our unique marketplace structure, enormous trove of data, and cutting edge research to provide a world-class service for businesses across the nation.

What you'll get to do

  • Use data to improve our freight pooling system to create efficient and reliable routes
  • Determine optimal strategies for our dispatch system to increase our driver acceptance rates
  • Optimizing our pricing system for supply and demand
  • Create data models to predict issues with deliveries and pickups
  • Create data models to predict supply and demand across our service areas
  • Create next generation data products that improve the delivery experience for our drivers

What success looks like in this role

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 4+ years experience working in a quantitative role at a product company or research organization
  • Strong product sense
  • Deep understanding of statistical modeling or optimization 
  • Experience developing models and optimization routines in code
  • Proficient in Python and related data science tools (Pandas, Scipy, Numpy, Scikit-Learn, Jupyter Notebook, etc)
  • Strong skills in data analysis and data visualization
  • Ability to communicate complex information to both technical and nontechnical coworkers
  • Direct experience working with marketplaces is a plus

Technologies we're working with

  • Kafka
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Kubernetes
  • Python
  • Flask

Perks and Benefits
Highly competitive salary and employee stock options
Full health, dental and vision insurance coverage (PPO)
401k
Unlimited paid time off
Work at our bright, window filled, open floor plan office in Culver City, CA
Equipped with the latest technology
Culture at Mothership
We’re an ambitious, endlessly curious, and open-minded group. Our team is passionate about our mission and eager to produce work at the highest level. The office is upbeat and supportive, because we care about each other and believe positive momentum equals better outcomes.
If this sounds like a place you’d be a great addition to, let’s chat.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
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    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PandasLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • OpenStreetMapsLibraries
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    • MapboxLibraries
    • Scikit LearnLibraries
    • GatsbyLibraries
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    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • FirebaseDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
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    • AmplitudeAnalytics
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Location

We're based in the hip arts district of Culver City near LA's best hangouts and just two blocks south of the La Cienega / Jefferson Expo Line stop.

An Insider's view of Mothership

What are some social events your company does?

Scotch Thirty is a social tasting club, held every Wednesday.

Jonathan

Sr. Engineering Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Run fast and do more with less. This is not about saving money, it’s about being creative. Our ability to do more with less will define how successful we are. It’s also about preservation. We want to enable the entire world to do more with less. Our minds and creative energy are our resources.

Brad

Sr. Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Be curious, be creative, and ability to give and receive feedback.

Lauren

Director of Talent

What is your vision for the company?

This is your legacy. Let's build something you’re proud of. Something you will forever tell your friends and family about. As this evolves, this should be an eye opening journey few will ever get to experience. Be present for the journey and shape this company so that it stands out as one of the most important pieces of your life story.

Aaron & Gregg

Co-founders

What's something quirky about your company?

We love movies about trucks. #overthetop

Connor

Sr. Director of Logistics Partnerships

What are Mothership Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Mothership provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Mothership hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Pet Friendly
Mothership's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Mothership hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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