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Come help them build the world’s most reliable on-demand, logistics engine for delivery! They are bringing on talented senior Data Scientists to help them develop and improve the models that power DoorDash’s three-sided marketplace of consumers, merchants, and dashers. They are looking for Economists, Physicists, Mathematicians, Statisticians, and senior quantitative researchers from all disciplines. You can read more about the types of Data Scientists they are looking for in their blog post Wanted: Data Scientists with Technical Brilliance AND Business Sense.

As a senior Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to leverage their robust data and machine learning infrastructure to develop inference and optimization models that impact millions of users across their three audiences and tackle their most challenging business problems. You will work with other data scientists, engineers, analysts, and product managers to develop and iterate on models to help us grow their business.

Example Projects

  • Use casual inference to forecast the supply of available dashers as well as incoming delivery demand
  • Improve their recommendation, personalization and ranking algorithms (read more about it here)
  • Build econometric models for next generation pricing and pay algorithms
  • Improve operations research models used in real time vehicle routing in major metropolitan areas
  • Predict food preparation time for over 50,000 merchant partners

About You

  • High-energy and confident — you’ll do whatever it takes to win
  • You’re an owner — driven, focused, and quick to take ownership of your work
  • Humble — you’re willing to jump in and you’re open to feedback
  • Adaptable, resilient, and able to thrive in ambiguity — things change quickly in our fast-paced startup and you’ll need to be able to keep up!
  • Growth-minded — you’re eager to expand your skill set and excited to carve out your career path in a hyper-growth setting
  • Desire for impact — ready to take on a lot of responsibility and work collaboratively with your team


  • 5+ years of industry experience developing inference and optimization models with business impact — more experience preferred
  • Masters or PhD in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Operations Research, or other quantitative field
  • Deep understanding of at least one of probability, statistics, machine learning, causal inference, prediction, forecasting, optimization
  • Demonstrated coding and programming abilities (Python preferred)

Why You’ll Love Working at DoorDash

  • They are leaders – Leadership is not limited to their management team. It’s something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.
  • They are doers – They believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions that will lead their company and their industry is what they do — on every project, every day.
  • They are learning – They’re not afraid to dig in and uncover the truth, even if it’s scary or inconvenient. Everyone here is continually learning on the job, no matter if they’ve been in a role for one year or one minute.
  • They are customer obsessed – Their mission is to grow and empower local economies. They are committed to their customers, merchants, and dashers and believe in connecting people with possibility.
  • They are all DoorDash – The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making their inspiring goals attainable and driving them to greater heights.
  • They offer great compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits.

About DoorDash

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in over 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency, providing delightful experiences from door to door. By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at

Their Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

They’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why they hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. They believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

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