Data Scientist - Forecasting in Philadelphia, PA

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Less than 5 years

Posted 8 weeks ago

As a Forecasting Data Scientist at goPuff, you'll build and deploy models predicting order volume, business revenue, product demand, and workforce staffing. You will also drive changes that increase operational efficiency and improve customer experience. You'll have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the future success of goPuff.


We're looking for a doer, problem solver, and thought-leader.


Responsibilities


  • Be the resident forecasting expert with our business partners in Operations, Operational Forecasting and Finance
  • Responsible for building forecast models that provide a timely and insightful forecast to driver partner capacity planning team
  • Define and implement new model requirements, existing model improvements, model performance reporting, and new market strategies
  • Drive adoption of both short- and long-term forecasts into the planning process for investment decisions with finance and the leadership teams
  • Identify gaps in existing data, create data product specs, and work with Engineering teams to implement enhanced data tracking
  • Partner with Analytics team members and other functions to share insights and best practices, ensuring consistency of data-driven decision-making throughout the org
  • Continuously strive for automation whenever possible


Requirements


  • 3-5 years of experience in time series forecasting
  • MS or PhD in statistics, mathematics, analytics, computer science or another quantitative field
  • Hands-on experience applying descriptive statistics, machine learning, building predictive models and visualization to solve challenging business problems
  • Data querying skills in SQL
  • Expert programming skills in R or Python
  • Experience deploying models in a production environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to explain technical concepts in simple terms to business stakeholders
  • Experience with BI platforms such as Looker, Tableau, PeriscopeData
  • Move fast, be a team player, always be learning and give back