Senior Data Scientist - Marketplace

at Mothership open_in_new
Culver City, CA, USA
Job type
full time
Job level
mid level
$155,000 - $175,000
1 year ago
python flask pandas snowflake sql

Job description

We are building the future of freight

At Mothership, we believe in unlocking the world's potential through speeding up the delivery of everything people need. Started in 2017, we’re backed by some of venture capital’s best investors and have already become the logistics backbone for many of today’s most innovative companies.

As a Senior Data Scientist, you’ll be building the next generation logistics platform that leverages our unique marketplace structure, enormous trove of data, and cutting edge research to provide a world class service for businesses across the nation. Since we own the entire stack of fulfillment, we are flexible enough to build any moonshot ideas that you can dream of. Your goal is to redesign the way that freight is moved for the internet age.  As an early member of our growing data science team, you’ll be setting the direction of our data science efforts and architecting systems that will shape our company for years to come.

The ideal individual for this position is someone who is highly creative and is looking for extreme ownership to spread wings and test limits. They’re focused on action and lead by example in a hands-on and collaborative way.

What you'll get to do

  • Build solutions that leverage our marketplace to optimize our real-time fulfillment system. This includes building efficient routes, ensuring high service reliability and availability, and optimizing pricing for supply and demand.
  • Create models to deal with uncertainty along the logistics fulfillment process.
  • Create models to predict supply and demand across our service areas.
  • Using data to create next generation products that make our drivers superhuman.

What success looks like in this role

  • 3+ years experience working in a quantitative role at a product company or a research organization.
  • Ability to write efficient and eloquent code in Python.
  • Strong background in statistics or optimization.
  • Strong product sense
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.


  • Direct experience working on balancing supply and demand in a complex marketplace.
  • Being a creative and outside the box thinker who isn’t afraid of breaking the rules on how things should be done in this industry.
  • Strong storytelling.

Technologies we're working with

  • NodeJS + Express
  • Mongo
  • Redis
  • Snowflake
  • Python
  • Pandas
  • Flask
  • React & React Native
  • Redux
  • SQS

What you'll get from Mothership

  • Highly competitive salary and employee stock options.
  • Full health, dental and vision (PPO).
  • Unlimited paid time off.
  • Work at our bright, window filled, open floor plan office in West Los Angeles.
  • Equipped with the latest MacBook and sit / stand desk.

Culture at Mothership

We’re an ambitious, endlessly curious, and open-minded group. Our team is passionate about our mission and eager to produce work at the highest level. The office is upbeat and supportive, because we care about each other and believe positive momentum equals better outcomes.

Sound like a place you’d be a great addition to? Let’s chat.

Interested in the position? Apply now!