Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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ezCater is the world’s largest online marketplace for catering – a $60+ billion market just in the U.S. Businesspeople use us to find and order great food for meetings and events; restaurants and caterers use us to grow their catering business. We’re backed by Insight Partners, Iconiq Capital, Wellington, Lightspeed, and GIC, and in early 2019 were valued at $1.25 billion. COVID slammed us, but we responded by finding new customer segments and seizing the rare opportunity COVID offered: when in life does a very successful operation get a do-over? Come help us power Food For Work even better than we did it the first time.

Are you passionate about data? The Marketing team at ezCater serves hundreds of thousands of professionals feeding their teams with our platform - with data at the heart of decision making and strategic growth.  We are expanding our Data Science capabilities across the team.  Applying advanced statistical and Machine Learning methods to key optimization spaces, such as pricing, customer targeting, demand elasticity and LTV optimization, this role is critical to our mission of continuously improving the outcomes we provide to our customers.

As a member of the Marketing Data Science team, you will be working closely with business partners to address high-value and high-visibility problems from the position of market leadership in a fast-paced and fast-evolving industry.  Data Scientists at ezCater draw from a strong peer group across multiple specialties for collaboration and have a modern ML Operations stack and team to ensure the work doesn’t end with a report, but lives in our product and decision making processes over the long term.

You Will

    • Leveraging a modern Data Science/ML Stack, use advanced analytical, modeling and simulation techniques to develop insights and systems that improve our ability to serve our customers and catering partners efficiently. 
    • Expose patterns across structured and unstructured data to identify business opportunities, working with business partners on problems that will materially benefit our customers and our results.  
    • Focus on end-to-end problem solving, working with business analysts and BI teams on exploratory analysis and Operations and Software engineering teams to productionalize model outputs.
    • Proactively identify opportunities for the application of Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning across the catering partner business - serve as an advocate for continuous improvement across the analytics space.
    • Contribute to ezCater’s culture of personal and professional growth by leading projects with multiple stakeholders and mentoring others in this valuable field.

You Have:

    • Experience with both natural and controlled experiment design and a proven ability to solve and communicate complex problems using both technical skills and creativity.  
    • Expertise and prior experience applying Python, R or similar programming languages within statistical modeling and ML spaces. 
    • Experience working with common Python tools (e.g. Scikit-learn) preferred.
    • A proven ability to apply a scientific approach to building models, evaluating statistical outcomes and continuous improvement of your work.
    • Proficiency in SQL is required. A background in modern programming languages is preferred.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
    • Our data stack is Snowflake, DBT, Stitch, Airflow, AWS, Sagemaker, MLFlow, Kubernetes + Docker. Any experience with the above is a nice-to-have.
    • A sharp mind, a soft heart and a large funny bone.
What you’ll get from us:
You’ll get a terrifically compelling opportunity, in an environment of radical transparency, open access to all the data, and collaborative colleagues at every level of our organization. You’ll also get sane working hours and great flexibility around work/life balance. 

Have people in your life – of any age – who always, often, or sometimes need your help? We make room for that. Have a bad thing or a good thing happen to you? We make room for that, too.

Oh, and you’ll get all this: Market salary, stock options that you’ll help make worth a lot, the usual holidays, all-you-can-eat vacation, 401K with ezCater match, health/dental/FSA, long-term disability insurance, a great office in the heart of Boston or Denver that you can’t use till COVID lightens up, a tremendous amount of responsibility and autonomy, wicked awesome co-workers, cupcakes (and many more goodies) once we get back to our offices, and knowing that you helped get this rocket ship to the moon.

ezCater is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace humans of every background, appearance, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, and disability status. At the same time, we do not employ jerks, even brilliant ones.

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