Principal Data Scientist, Analytics

Los Angeles, CA
Product – Data Science
Full-time
About NEXT:
NEXT was founded with a vision to implement solutions and bring change to a fragmented industry. As a FreightTech pioneer, we are designing technology-driven solutions to transform the $800B U.S. shipping & trucking industry. Our platform connects shippers with freight capacity for every step of a shipment’s journey. 
 
Headquartered in “Silicon Beach” El Segundo, CA -- NEXT is a company driven by a commitment to provide world-class service to shippers and truckers alike. We’re on a mission to solve a trillion dollar puzzle and make freight painless.
 
Armed with experienced professionals  from Google, Amazon, Salesforce and Twilio, NEXT is seeking change agents who are excited to make a meaningful impact on an industry driving the U.S. economy. We have been recognized as one of Built in LA’s Best Small Companies to Work For and 50 Startups to Watch. NEXT is venture-backed by leaders such as Brookfield Ventures, GLP and Sequoia Capital.  
 
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About The Role:
Our Data Science function is composed of Data Science Research team, Data Science Engineering team, and Data Science Analytics team. As a central and mission critical function in the company, we are tightly integrated with Engineering, Product, and Business functions. We primarily help build “intelligent” products for our internal and external stakeholders in addition to providing internal consulting services to our business partners and executives. As part of our Data Science function, the Data Science Analytics team primarily focuses on generating insights from data in the form of visualizations and reports to provide business intelligence as well as supporting the business in data-informed executive decision making with key performance metrics and ad-hoc analysis.

As a Principal Data Scientist in our Data Science Analytics team, you will help formulate new product features and enable new business capabilities by supporting the strategic design and decision making in addition to enhancing the data driven culture. You will act as an internal consultant and play a pivotal role in instrumenting and continuously improving the performance and scalability of our products, operations, and our overall business. As part of our team of Data Science analytics experts, you will help shape the direction of our products and business by closely working with our Product team, Operations Team, business partners, and executives. Based on your strengths and interests, you will have the opportunity to drive a broad spectrum of insights and decisions in Forecasting & Econometrics, Pricing & Auctions, Transportation & Routing, Inventory & Capacity Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Optimization, Experiment Design & Recommendation Systems, Growth & Product Analytics, and Personalization & Marketing Science, to name a few.

What You'll Do

    • Partner with internal stakeholders on business initiatives to identify and articulate opportunities for applying Data Science. See beyond the data to propose and build solutions that will raise the bar for decision making.
    • Partner with product managers and product designers in synthesizing and prioritizing a product roadmap.
    • Instrument the organization, the product, and the business ecosystem by building descriptive and predictive models. Coach and support individuals across organizations to evangelize a decentralized culture of data-driven decision making throughout the company.
    • Apply your expertise in Data Mining, Data Science, and Data Visualization to develop analytics solutions.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering and product teams across business functions to access and manipulate data, explain data gathering requirements, display results, and build efficient and scalable analytics solutions.
    • Define, compute, track, and continuously validate key performance metrics with descriptive and predictive analytics.
    • Recommend and drive process changes based on experiment design and analysis of operational data and user behavior to improve overall business performance.
    • Mentor other Data Science analytics experts as needed on best practices for data-informed decision making.

What You'll Have

    • B.S. in a quantitative field or an engineering field or a related B.A. degree.
    • 10+ years of experience in building analytics solutions to provide business intelligence.
    • 10+ years of experience in SQL and data modeling.
    • 5+ years of experience in analyzing large-scale structured and unstructured data using R or Python.
    • Rich understanding of data visualization and storytelling practices. Solid understanding of popular Data Visualization tools.
    • Ability to act as an internal consultant and to partner with and influence stakeholders.
    • Strong communication skills to present effectively and to explain algorithms and insights to major non-technical stakeholders, including senior executives, board members, and large customers/partners.
    • Collaborative team player.

    • Preferred Qualifications
    • M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative field or an engineering field or a related MA/MBA degree.
    • Experience in implementing custom visualizations (e.g. R Shiny, Python Dash).
    • Experience in data engineering.
    • Experience in building data science models and algorithms for ML/AI, Optimization, Simulation, and/or Statistics.
    • Experience in working with or in support of a diverse set of business functions.
    • Experience in transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries.
    • Experience in venture-backed startups or other hyper-growth environments.
    • Corporate leadership experience with the ability to contribute meaningfully to strategic conversations and executive decisions spanning multiple functions.

What You'll Receive

    • Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Equity
    • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits 
    • 401k w/company match
    • Vacation and holidays
    • Fun perks: open office, dog-friendly, unlimited snacks, and monthly catered lunches! 
    • Join a rapidly growing technology company disrupting the trucking industry
NEXT is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing candidateaccommodations@nexttrucking.com.

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