Data Scientist II

About the job

About The Opportunity

Grubhub is dedicated to connecting hungry diners with our wide network of restaurants across the country. Our innovative technology, easy-to-use platforms and streamlined delivery capabilities make us an industry leader today, and in the future of online food ordering.

We strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities we serve. When you join our team, you become part of a community that works together to innovate, solve problems, take risks, grow, work hard and have a ton of fun in the process!

Why Work For Us

We have a fast-paced environment and that is what our teams thrive on. Grubhub believes in empowering people and offering opportunities for development, as well as professional growth. We value strong, positive relationships in all areas: with each other, our customers and our greater community. Want to be a part of a team of diverse collaborators in an authentically fun culture? If so, we want to talk to you – and hear what’s your favorite restaurant for food delivery!

Grubhub is looking for an innately curious, business-minded, results-oriented Data Scientist with a focus on predictive modelling, specifically time-series forecasting. In this role, you will build and deploy models predicting the volume of orders needed to be delivered across all of Grubhub’s markets. You will be working with other time series forecasters to help the company improve its delivery experience. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data analysis, problem solving, development of cutting-edge time-series machine learning models, deployment and maintenance of those models.

The Impact You Will Make

  • Understand the business! Work directly with stakeholders to address their needs.
  • Build models, from selecting features to optimizing.
  • Be a stakeholder for our models! Help guide and prioritize development of predictive models to enhance our capabilities.
  • Question our assumptions! Find new and better ways to do what we’re doing.
  • Produce novel analysis giving insights into the business
  • Relentlessly analyze and improve the performance of our business.

What You Bring To The Table

  • MSc or PhD in statistics, mathematics or another quantitative field
  • 2-5+ years of experience in statistical and machine learning modelling
  • Experience in applying descriptive statistics and visualization to solve real-world problems
  • Comfort communicating analytical findings to people of diverse backgrounds using statistical libraries and visualization tools in Python
  • Good programming skills in Python
  • Data querying capabilities using SQL
  • Ability to explain technical concepts in simple terms to business stakeholders

Got These? Even Better

  • Experience in time series forecasting (including classical approaches like ARMA based models, but also modern ones involving deep learning)
  • Experience deploying models in a production environment
  • Experience with distributed data and computing tools like Spark, Hive and Presto
  • Experience using cloud infrastructure like AWS
  • A knack for analyzing and improving processes using data

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTO. Grubhub employees are provided a generous amount of time to recharge their batteries.
  • Health and Wellness. We provide programs that support your overall well-being such as generous medical benefits, employee network groups, company-wide fitness challenges, and a comfortable and casual workplace! We also support our parents by offering 8 weeks of paid parent bonding time, a 4-week returnship program, and 6-8 weeks paid medical leave.
  • Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. From day one, we empower you to lead and be an active participant in your career growth. We provide continuous learning opportunities, training, and coaching and mentorship programs.
  • MealPerks. Who’s ready for some lunch? We provide our employees with a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants. We also offer company-wide meals several times a year to bring our Grubhub family together.
  • Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives. Some of our popular past events include: Wing-eating contests, Grubtoberfest, 5k Runs, Bring Your Child to Work Day, regular happy hours, and more!
  • Social Impact. We believe in the importance of serving the communities that support our business. In addition, employees are given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them.

Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster . If you are applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to TalentAcquisition@grubhub.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

CA Privacy Notice: If you are a resident of the State of California and would like a copy of our CA privacy notice, please email privacy@grubhub.com.

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