Senior Data Scientist

| Culver City
We are building the future of freight
At Mothership, we believe in unlocking the world's potential through speeding up the delivery of everything people need. Started 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.
As a Senior Data Scientist, you’ll be building the next generation logistics platform that leverages our unique marketplace structure, enormous trove of data, and cutting edge research to provide a world class service for businesses across the nation. Since we own the entire stack of fulfillment, we are flexible enough to build any moonshot ideas that you can dream of. Your goal is to redesign the way that freight is moved for the internet age. 
As an early member of our growing data science team, you’ll be setting the direction of our data science efforts and architecting systems that will shape our company for years to come.
The ideal individual for this position is someone who is highly creative and is looking for extreme ownership to spread wings and test limits. They’re focused on action and lead by example in a hands-on and collaborative way.

What you'll get to do

  • Build solutions that leverage our marketplace to optimize our real-time fulfillment system. This includes building efficient routes, ensuring high service reliability and availability, and optimizing pricing for supply and demand
  • Create models to deal with uncertainty along the logistics fulfillment process
  • Create models to predict supply and demand across our service areas
  • Using data to create next generation products that make our drivers superhuman

What success looks like in this role

  • 5+ years of experience working in a quantitative role at a product company or a research organization
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Ability to write efficient and eloquent code in Python
  • Strong background in statistics or optimization
  • Strong product sense
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment

Bonuses

  • Direct experience working on balancing supply and demand in a complex marketplace
  • Being a creative and outside the box thinker who isn’t afraid of breaking the rules on how things should be done in this industry
  • Strong storytelling

Technologies we're working with

  • NodeJS + Express
  • Mongo
  • Redis
  • Snowflake
  • Python
  • Pandas
  • Flask
  • React & React Native
  • Redux
  • SQS

Perks and Benefits
Highly competitive salary and employee stock options
Full health, dental and vision (PPO)
Unlimited paid time off
Work at our bright, window filled, open floor plan office in West Los Angeles
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
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PandasLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • OpenStreetMapsLibraries
    • Google OR-ToolsLibraries
    • MapboxLibraries
    • Redux-SagaLibraries
    • Scikit LearnLibraries
    • GatsbyLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • FirebaseDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • PeriscopeAnalytics
    • AmplitudeAnalytics
    • FullstoryAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ContentfulCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • IntercomEmail
    • SendGridEmail

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 Thursday.

Jonathan

Infrastructure Engineer

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?

Do right by your fellow humans. We want you to know that the company never wants you to do or act in a way that violates this core value within yourself. And if you’re ever in a position where you feel you’re being pushed to cross the line, tell someone in leadership immediately. We'll do this with honor and truly leave the world a better place.

Jeremy

Head of Engineering

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
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Mothership hosts company outings Quarterly.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Mothership's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Mothership hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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