JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Uber Technologies Inc.

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Market Optimization Data Science
Econometrician / Data Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454296
Date Posted: 11/08/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Econometrician / Data Scientist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
Time Series Econometrics
Econometric Theory
Spatial Statistics
Data Science
Applied Micro
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Market Optimization Data Science team at Uber is looking for econometricians with superb technical skills and a passion for tackling hard problems with huge real world impact.

Joining our team is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of changing the world of transportation forever. This is your chance to make economics come to life by bringing together great ideas, cutting edge information technology and the power of markets.

Our team is a small group of highly trained economists, statisticians, operations researchers and computational scientists who combine theoretical insight with stringent data analysis to maximize the efficiency of every part of Uber’s real-time world wide marketplace.

Our team tackles problems such as optimizing Uber’s dynamic pricing engine; providing supply positioning guidance to drivers; optimizing dispatches of drivers to incoming requests; matching riders together for UberPool; and structuring menus and predicting orders for UberEATS.

As a Data Scientist focusing in Real-Time Marketplace Forecasting you will be developing high resolution temporal and spatial forecasting models of rider and driver behavior. This is an opportunity to combine time series analysis, spatial statistics and behavioral modeling to produce great real time predictions that will power all of Uber's marketplace optimization decisions. You will work side by side with Uber's engineering team to scale out your ideas across Uber's real time production systems.

We are seeking applicants with the following attributes:
- Ability to think creatively and insightfully
- Masters or PhD in econometrics or applied microeconomics with an emphasis on statistical analysis
- Software development skills in one or more of C, C++, Java, Python, or similar. Experience as a software engineer is a strong plus.
- Experience with analytical tools such as R, Matlab, Stata or EViews
- Familiarity with relational databases and SQL

We are actively hiring and are always interested in hearing from exceptional candidates. We will be at the January 2016 AEA/ASSA conference in San Francisco but will consider candidates for start dates as early as December 2015.

This is your chance to help build a universal product with global reach. We're bringing Uber to every major city in the world, and rethinking the transportation industry as we go. We need brains and passion to help make it happen, and to make it happen with style!

Uber is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 01/31/2016
  • Application Deadline Has Passed