Jobs @ Turo

Data Scientist

San Francisco
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Data is ever-more abundant and valuable, but it’s a raw material. Harnessed by data scientists and machine learning engineers, it propels Turo on its mission to put the world’s 1+ billion cars to better use, delighting our customers with matching the right car for their next adventure from an exceptionally diverse selection, and at the same time helping our marketplace remain safe.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for amazing data scientists who have a passion for consumer products and want to join an exceptional team. We ship code daily, A/B test extensively, and our technology teams play a key role in creating the product from inception to implementation. There’s much to do, and the models you develop will have an enormous impact on our next chapter.</span></p> <p> </p> <h6><strong>What you'll do</strong></h6> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work closely with data scientists, engineers, and product managers to develop algorithms and drive key product or modeling decisions</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proactively perform data exploration to discover opportunities for improving our algorithms</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop data models and services that drive our business: risk prediction, search rank, dynamic pricing, recommendation engines</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Research the best metrics and design experiments to measure model performance</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Present your research and insights to all levels of the company, clearly and concisely</span></li> </ul> <h6><strong>Your profile</strong></h6> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Expert programming experience with a scripting language such as Python (preferred)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Understanding of modern machine learning techniques and their mathematical underpinning, such as classification, recommendation systems or time series forecasting</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience in deploying and scaling machine learning algorithms into production environments</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong SQL skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proficiency with a statistical programming language, such as R or Python</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience visualizing data and reporting</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) systems is a plus</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Deep product sense &amp; self-starter</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proficiency at translating unstructured business problems into an abstract mathematical framework. You are able to make intelligent approximations of mathematical models in order to make them practical and scalable</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to articulate and execute on your practical vision; you are an effective partner who listens well and incorporates others' feedback and ideas</span></li> </ul> <h6><strong>Requirements</strong></h6> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Math, Engineering, or related disciplines</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Professional experience in data science, data analytics, business intelligence, statistics, or related</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Professional work ethic coupled with sound judgment</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience working in a rapid growth environment that requires flexibility and continuous innovation</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to roll up your sleeves to do what is needed while maintaining a big-picture view. You are excited about the idea of working with a small team to get the job done, even if you sometimes need to do things that are outside of your direct job description</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects with tight deadlines</span></li> </ul>


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