JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Convoy Inc

Data Science
Senior/Principal Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463085
Date Posted: 09/06/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior/Principal Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Keywords:
Labor Economics
Education Economics
Public Economics
Health Economics
Pricing
Competition
Auctions
Marketing
Advertising
Contract Design
Game Theory
Finance
Time Series
Forecasting
Econometrics
Experimental Design
Economics
Microeconomics
Applied Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Convoy, one of the fastest growing startups in the U.S., is transforming the $800 billion trucking industry. Founded in 2015, Convoy is backed by investors such as CapitalG, Greylock Partners, and Y Combinator.

Economists and Data Scientists are at the core of Convoy’s platform. We build the models that power freight pricing, bidding, matching, and other critical services. We also forecast business metrics, evaluate the causal impact of decisions, design experiments to optimize our product, and generate insights for our customers. The breadth of the problems space is huge and we have only begun to dig into the complex and diverse economic problems in our two-sided marketplace. Convoy is looking to add several more Senior or Principal Economists to its Data Science team.

The ideal candidate would have:
* PhD in Economics, Finance, or related field
* 5+ years of post-PhD experience
* Strong R and/or Python programming skills
* Background in applying economics to solving business problems in a tech-driven environment

Convoy offers market competitive compensation and generous benefits. Convoy is an equal-opportunity employer and we are actively seeking a diverse group of people. We hire on a continuous basis, but will also be interviewing at the ASSA meeting.

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 01/31/2020
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