Data Scientist

Boston /
Data Science /
Zoba is building the next generation of spatial analytics to improve the efficiency of cities and the lives of people that live in them. Currently, we’re focused on providing industry-leading demand estimation and optimization to shared mobility companies around the world. Zoba is backed by leading investors including CRV, Founder Collective, and Mark Cuban.

Zoba is a data science company, and as such the data science and engineering teams work closely to build Zoba’s core products. Zoba has one of the world’s largest micromobility datasets--tens of millions of ride events and growing exponentially. At Zoba, you would use this data to:

- Discover drivers of micromobility demand
- Disentangle the causal impacts of seasonality, weather, and operational decisions on mobility system performance
- Develop dynamic pricing models

We are currently looking for a data scientist to join our growing team. The anticipated start date for this position is December 1st, 2020.

The role entails

    • Interfacing with customers to understand their needs and how those needs can be addressed with mathematical tools
    • Estimating the effects of changes in mobility operations
    • Developing pricing models which build upon Zoba’s demand estimation and optimization pipelines
    • Collaborating with Zoba’s engineering and product teams to implement new models and refine existing pipelines
    • Working with detailed, granular mobility data

What we are looking for

    • Demonstrable expertise in data science applied to mobility or a related field, either through academic or industry experience
    • Technical creativity and clarity in technical communication
    • Strong coding and implementation skills
    • Strong math modeling skills
    • A bias towards action, team-first mindset and willingness to take on the challenges of an early stage startup
    • An interest in spatial data, mobility, and making an impact on cities

Nice to have

    • Experience with our current stack: Python, Django, AWS, PostGIS, Julia
    • Experience with spatial data or geostatistics
    • A year or more of industry data science experience
    • Proficiency with any of the following: deep learning, hierarchical Bayesian models, mixed integer optimization, causal inference
    • Experience with dynamic pricing
At Zoba, we view diversity as a strength and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for employees of all backgrounds.