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At Lyft, the community is what they are and it’s what they do. It’s what makes them different. To create the best ride for all, they start in their own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

Lyft’s Research Science Team builds mathematical models underpinning the platform’s core services. Compared to other technology companies of a similar size, the set of problems that they tackle is incredibly diverse. They cut across optimization, prediction, modeling, inference, transportation, and mapping. They are hiring motivated experts in each of these fields. They’re looking for someone who is passionate about solving mathematical problems with data, and are excited about working in a fast-paced, innovative and collegial environment.

You will report to the Science Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with Engineers, Product Managers, and Business Partners to frame problems, both mathematically and within the business context.
  • Perform exploratory data analysis to gain a deeper understanding of the problem
  • Construct and fit statistical, machine learning, or optimization models
  • Write production modeling code; collaborate with Software Engineers to implement algorithms in production
  • Design and run both simulated and live traffic experiments
  • Analyze experimental and observational data; communicate findings; facilitate launch decisions

Experience

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other quantitative fields
  • 4+ years of professional experience
  • Passion for solving unstructured and non-standard mathematical problems
  • End-to-end experience with data, including querying, aggregation, analysis, and visualization
  • Proficiency with Python, or another interpreted programming language like R or Matlab
  • Willingness to collaborate and communicate with others to solve a problem

Benefits

  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • In addition to 11 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Monthly commuter subsidy to cover your transit to work
  • 20% off all Lyft rides

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