Head of Data

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 head of data science to build a team and maximize the value of data to NEXT Trucking. You will be the responsible for building NEXT’s capabilities to harness data for impact and making strategic investments across a range of problem spaces. As the most senior member of the team, you will have a strong understanding of technologies available and how to position data scientists to have maximum impact in an organization. As a leader, you will be a role model in vision, empathy, and integrity.


Make and enact a plan to help all business units make data informed decisions.
Grow the team and tools that will allow NEXT to get maximum value out of its data assets
Manage communication of data strategy and execution across the organization, including executive stakeholders
Make strategic tradeoffs between building technical foundation, understanding and driving new opportunities, and developing core competencies of the business


Strong belief in the mission and business opportunity at NEXT
Able to set up areas of ownership across team members to meet business needs while creating space for strategic data investments and innovations
Passion for management and creating opportunities for career growth for team members
Understands at what depth and breadth to invest in data science opportunities for data science to drive impact at NEXT
Can recruit and retain candidates to build a multi-talented, diverse team
Compelling communicator and evangelist of data
Understanding of available technologies for building modern data science capabilities
Strong background in core data science skills (data engineering, analysis, modeling, and machine learning)


    • Competitive Base Salary and Equity
    • Full Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
    • 401K w/ company match
    • Vacation and Holidays
    • Join a rapidly growing technology company disrupting the trucking industry
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. We have assembled a team with experience from companies such as Apple, Google, Unity, AirBnB, Snap, Idealab, Kareo and GoFundMe. Come join us as we innovate the transportation industry.