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Senior Data Scientist - Economist

Deliveroo

Deliveroo

Data Science
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Data & Science Org

At Deliveroo we have an outstanding data science organisation, with a mission to enable the highest quality human and machine decision-making. We work throughout the company - in product, business and platform teams - using analysis, experimentation, causal inference and machine learning techniques. We are uniquely placed to use data to help make better decisions and improve data literacy across Deliveroo.

Data Scientists at Deliveroo report into our data science management team, and we have a highly active data science community, with guest lecturers, study groups, mentorship programmes, a robust technical review process, and plenty of opportunities to learn new things. Data Scientists can equally progress as technical leads (individual contributors) and as people managers.

Our data scientists come from all kinds of backgrounds but have excellence in common. Many are formally trained in data science, many are not. We celebrate difference and have a dedicated data science diversity committee.

As a data scientist at Deliveroo, your main goal is to maximise business impact within one of many business areas. You will help answer questions like:

  • Which markets/cities should we enter next?
  • How can we incentivise good rider behaviour?
  • What is the impact of exclusive deals we have with restaurants?
  • How do we optimise our compensation policy to keep our customers happy and ordering with Deliveroo?
  • What are the trade-offs we face when choosing between growth and profitability? How should we decide between them?
  • How much should our pricing vary by distance and by market?
  • What is the optimum selection and variety of restaurants in a particular area?
  • How do we adapt our consumer app to better suit grocery shoppers?

The work you will do will have a direct, measurable impact on the bottom line of the company.

Requirements:

  • Always curious and willing to learn new skills
  • A problem solver with a deep analytical mindset
  • Ability to think creatively and insightfully about business-relevant economic problems
  • A critical thinker with very strong attention to detail
  • Masters degree or PhD (preferred) in Economics or Econometrics
  • Ideally industry experience since the completion of your academic career
  • Proficiency with analytical tools like R/Python and familiarity with SQL
  • Ability to understand and design markets and incentives taking into account the information environment and strategic interactions
  • Excellent people skills — you’ll be meeting with stakeholders to translate business needs into economic problems

At Deliveroo these are just some of the tough problems we are solving - and there is no challenge that cannot be yours. The scope for growth and personal impact is enormous.

Why Deliveroo

Our mission is to transform the way you shop and eat, bringing the neighbourhood to your door by connecting consumers, restaurants, shops and riders. We are transforming the way the world eats and shops by making access to food and products more convenient and enjoyable. We give people the opportunity to buy what they want, as they want it, when and where they want it.

We are a technology-driven company at the forefront of the most rapidly expanding industry in the world. We are still a small team, making a very large impact, looking to answer some of the most interesting questions out there. We move fast, value autonomy and ownership, and we are always looking for new ideas.

Workplace & Benefits

At Deliveroo we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. Benefits differ by country, but we offer many benefits in areas including healthcare, well-being, parental leave, pensions, and generous annual leave allowances, including time off to support a charitable cause of your choice. Benefits are country-specific, please ask your recruiter for more information.

Diversity

At Deliveroo, we believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be. That means we have no judgement when it comes to any one of the things that make you who you are - your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coriander. All you need is a passion for (most) food and a desire to be part of one of the fastest-growing businesses in a rapidly growing industry.

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