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Data Scientist - Economist

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455667
Date Posted: 07/05/2016
Date Inactive: 07/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Data Scientist - Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Mechanism Design,
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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

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

We tackle problems such as optimizing Uber’s dynamic pricing engine; optimizing dispatches of drivers to incoming requests; matching riders together for UberPool; designing driver incentives and rider promotions; and structuring menus and predicting orders for UberEATS.

We are seeking applicants with the following attributes:
Ability to think creatively and insightfully
Masters or PhD in Economics / Econometrics with an applied emphasis on empirical/statistical analysis
Experience with analytical tools such as R, Matlab, Stata or Python
Familiarity with relational databases and SQL

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.

We have a rolling Admission policy.

Application Requirements:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 07/31/2016
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