Sr Applied Scientist - Maps

San Francisco, CA
Added: April 30, 2024
About The Team

The Uber Maps team is at the forefront of advancing Uber's geospatial technologies, crucial for driving the efficiency and reliability of Uber services. We work across a diverse array of problem domains, including: curating and improving precision of location (i.e. 'Places') data, developing cutting-edge location search algorithms for each Rides pickup/dropoff and Eats delivery, building base maps and correcting map errors, as well as optimizing routes and travel time predictions, and more. These pivotal technologies are the backbone of every decision made in our marketplace, influencing dispatch and pricing strategies directly.

If you're passionate about driving innovation and have relevant experiences in tech or marketplace settings, we sincerely welcome you to join our team and shape the future of Uber's geospatial technologies together.

You Can Learn More About Our Team Through

  • Fixing Map Errors with GPS Data
  • What's my ETA? A Billion $ question
  • Rethinking GPS: Engineering Next-Gen Location at Uber
  • Enhancing the Quality of Uber's Maps with Metrics Computation

About the Role

We are looking for applied scientists who thrive in solving complex, large-scale challenges to advance Uber's geospatial capabilities. Our ideal candidates are professionals with substantial hands-on experience from the tech industry, with solid knowledge in machine learning, statistics, experimental design, and/or operations research. Experiences with solving multi-sided marketplace problems is a plus.

In this role, you will apply your expertise to a variety of critical tasks, including

  • Developing models to address ambiguous challenges using statistical, machine learning, and optimization techniques.
  • Collaborating closely with product development teams to prototype and productionize models, enhance data observability and metrics, and conduct experiments.
  • Driving team roadmap and vision through identifying opportunities and building data-driven solutions.
  • Delivering insightful presentations on models, solutions, and data analytics findings to stakeholders and leadership.

Basic Qualifications

  • M.S.'s degree in Statistics, Machine Learning, Operations Research, or other quantitative fields.
  • 2+ years of industry experiences an Applied Scientist or equivalent (waived1+ if holding an Ph.D. degree in a related quantitative field)
  • Experience with exploratory data analysis, statistical analysis and testing, causal analysis and ML model development.
  • Experience in experimental design and analysis.
  • Proficiency using Python, Spark at scale with large data sets.
  • Experience with tools like SQL, Rk in a production environment
  • Experience working in a marketplace environment within the technology industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Degree in Statistics, Machine Learning, Operations Research, or other quantitative field
  • Experience in tech or marketplace industries
  • Proficiency in programming languages including Java and Go.
  • Professional communication skills through documentation and presentations.
  • Experienced in partnering with cross-functional stakeholders to execute decisions.
  • Industry experience in algorithm development and prototyping.

For New York, NY-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$149,000 per year - USD$165,500 per year. For San Francisco, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$149,000 per year - USD$165,500 per year. For all US locations, you will be eligible to participate in Uber's bonus program, and may be offered an equity award & other types of comp. You will also be eligible for various benefits. More details can be found at the following link