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Data Science Manager - Payments Platform






San Francisco, CA, US


At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role


We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. We help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer. Whether it’s a ride, a meal, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.


At the heart of these experiences are payments: the payments that riders and eaters make, the payments that drivers and couriers and restaurants receive. Uber’s customers use cash, debit, credit, and numerous other forms of payment unique to the countries in which Uber operates.


We're looking for an experienced data science leader to lead and scale a Bay Area based team addressing some of the hardest data problems related to Payments products.


Your team of data scientists will be partnering with Product and Engineering to advance actionable data insights and solutions from Uber's large datasets. We work on every aspect of the product - whether it's exploratory research to understand user behavior for riders and drivers, or running experiments to optimize untapped areas of growth, or developing machine learning models to recommend options to our users. For the data science leader who wants to have a fundamental impact on the trajectory of a hyper-growth company, this is the opportunity of a lifetime.

What You’ll Do

  • Partner with the Product and Business managers to build Uber’s Payment Platform
  • Provide thought leadership in building the product road-map, and steer projects from ideas to execution
  • Recruit and lead a team of 4+ Data Scientists and Analysts
  • Build robust models for commercial deals, efficient routing, cost forecasting
  • Set up metrics and monitoring for the payments ecosystem
  • Guide analysis to inform all decisions on product launch-vs-pivot, invest-vs-divest
  • Provide a fun and collaborative work environment that fosters innovation


What You’ll Need

  • 8+ years’ experience in using analytics to improve consumer products ( preferably payments or financial products like credit cards, insurance etc.)
  • 2+ years’ hands-on technical management experience
  • Experience working with finance and product executives
  • Proficiency in SQL and a scripting language (R, Python, C/C++)
  • Proficiency in machine learning and experimentation.
  • Knowledge of payments is a plus

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