Senior Research Scientist, Marketplace Dynamic Pricing

Seattle, Washington /
Data Science /
Full-time
Convoy is transforming the $800 billion trucking industry. Our mission is to transport the world with endless capacity and zero waste. The industry is huge and so is the opportunity to change the way freight moves.

The next time you’re out driving and see an 18-wheeler on the road, that truck is empty 35% of the time. When big trucks drive empty, they throw unnecessary CO2 into the atmosphere. In fact, empty trucks generate more than 76 million metric tons of wasted carbon emissions every year. At Convoy, our digital freight network helps reduce those empty miles and cut carbon waste by nearly half.

This is your opportunity to collaborate with an incredible group of people and help transform the freight industry. Join Convoy and help move the world forward.

About you:
We are looking for an experienced Research Scientist to join the Dynamic Pricing Team in Convoy’s Marketplace organization. The Dynamic Pricing Team owns Convoy’s core models for bid optimization and cost prediction that impact both sides of our marketplace. This role has the potential to unlock significant value for the company as we invest in continuous improvement on the fundamental algorithms at the heart of our business and develop new solutions for our ever evolving problem space.

Data Science is at the core of Convoy’s platform. We build the models that power freight pricing, shipment offer relevance, auction bidding strategy, and other core services. The breadth of the problems space is huge, spanning machine learning, optimization, causal inference, econometrics, and prediction domains. And we have only begun to dig into the difficult and diverse problems in our two-sided marketplace.

You will work on:

    • Forecasting/Predicting truck costs
    • Developing and improving machine learning and/or reinforcement learning models
    • Deep Learning model development and deployment
    • Leading research initiatives for costs forecasting, dynamic Pricing, and optimization

You have the following skills and experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience doing predictive modeling and machine learning in a production setting
    • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Applied Math/OR, Engineering, Quant Economics and Finance, or related quantitative subject
    • Experience with Python for machine learning
    • Experience with deep learning toolkits and frameworks
    • Experience with SQL and/or Big Data Tools
    • Intelligent but practical; you want to get things done and love simplicity
    • You’re humble, effective and biased toward action and learning

Nice to have:

    • Experience in dynamic pricing or automated trading
    • Experience with two-sided marketplaces (platforms), financial markets and economic theory
    • Experience developing mature models and doing the tough research work to unlock value
    • Experience deploying and maintaining models in production

Convoy is an equal-opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you’re a passionate team player who wants to have an outsized impact on a diverse and dynamic team, we’d love to hear from you!