Lead Data Scientist

Los Angeles, CA
Engineering – Data Engineering
At NEXT Trucking, we provide painless freight to shippers that fit the lifestyles of our carriers. Data science is crucial to this mission, as data is a key part of our ability to match shipments to carriers on our marketplace, predict and mitigate freight service failures, and guiding our sales and operations teams to obtain the optimal supply and demand. We have rich datasets of previous freight loads that were matched on the marketplace and tracked through their delivery, as well as of the broader logistics industry.

We are looking for a lead data scientist to join our team and use our datasets to improve NEXT products. You will collaborate with peers on an interdisciplinary team as the voice of data. Your projects can include crafting health metrics, recommending product changes, and developing data products. These projects will be applied to marketplace matching, freight routing, and growth efforts.


Define key metrics and understand the levers of these metrics
Able to frame business problems in data analysis and modeling choices
Can pragmatically determine the depth and breadth to invest in data science project opportunities
Can communicate results, capabilities, and limitations of data science efforts, and evangelize what work should follow
Establish a culture of data on your team
Patch instrumentation gaps by driving logging efforts
Build maintainable data pipelines to produce consumable datasets
Build tooling, such as python/R functions, tests and alerts on pipelines, and report automation
Bootstrap machine learning models and measure their value via experimentation


Strong belief in the mission and business opportunity at NEXT
Able to do end to end analysis in SQL and Python/R
Track record of identifying and learning new data tools and frameworks
Ability to communicate analysis to diverse audiences
Understanding of statistical concepts such as hypothesis testing, power tests, and when differences are meaningful
Can make intuitive data visualizations that drive product impact
Ability to formulate and validate data products, including framing the problem, crafting the dataset, and evaluating the model

Next Trucking Benefits
Competitive Base Salary and Equity
Full Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
401K w/ company match
Vacation and Holidays.

NEXT is a venture-backed company boldly taking on the challenge of digitizing the $900B freight trucking industry. Our technology is transforming the way shippers and truckers engage and communicate by creating an on-demand platform where shippers can instantly find truckers with capacity and be able to have real time tracking updates and transparency with the movement of their freight throughout the entire shipping process.

NEXT was founded by Lidia Yan and Elton Chung with over 20 + years of experience in logistics and technology. We have raised over $125M led by Sequoia Capital and Brookfield Venture Capital.
We have assembled a team with experience from companies such as Google, C.H. Robinson, Apple, Idealab, Kareo and GoFundMe.