Stay in Touch



Data Scientist - Safety






San Francisco, CA, US


About Uber

Uber is a technology company that is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. We are building technology people use everyday. Whether it's heading home from work, getting a meal delivered from a favorite restaurant, or a way to earn extra income, Uber is becoming part of the fabric of daily life.

We're making cities safer, smarter, and more connected. And we're doing it at a global scale-energizing local economies and bringing opportunity to millions of people around the world.

Uber's positive impact is tangible in the communities we operate in, and that drives us to keep moving forward.

As a data scientist on the Safety Data Science team you will have the opportunity to take on some of the hardest problems in all of Uber. You will develop expertise and insights in a team that aims to make rare events even rarer. It is an incredibly challenging, stimulating, and, most of all, rewarding endeavor.

This data scientist will be based at Uber’s HQ in San Francisco, and report to the Sr. Manager in charge of Safety Data Science. This is a critical and integral opportunity with Uber. This team has long and successful relationships with our Machine Learning Platform, Insurance, Safety Research, Trust and Risk, Operations, all of our regional teams, and many other parts of Uber.

What you’ll do

Master safety-related data, risk factors, and outcomes in high and low resolution, such as before, during, and after a trip, and at coarser aggregations or spans of time and geography

Develop and lead statistical and machine learning efforts in relation to your projects. Our projects leverage machine learning, experimentation, signal processing, time series analysis, geospatial analysis, natural language processing, and more. We’ll give you as many challenges as you can tackle and help you grow to take on more

Leverage large scale data processing such as Spark, Hive, and Uber’s proprietary machine learning platform, and more

Work with telematics data such as GPS and IMU data

Conduct original analyses to inform and influence product, engineering, and operations efforts

What you’ll need

We are hiring for all levels of expertise - whether you have 1 year or 20 years of experience, we have problems with the difficulty and scale that will challenge you

Solid expertise and creativity in the application of machine learning and statistics

Expertise with R or Python

Experience as a data scientist at a company with global operations is a big plus

Previous experience in safety or risk a plus

Demonstrable familiarity with code and programming concepts

Experience with production systems or mobile signal processing are a plus

Great communication skills, organized, able to multitask and be a team player

Balance attention to detail with swift execution

Hunger and driver to learn complex topics

Enthusiasm about Uber and the riders, drivers and markets we serve!


Employees are given Uber credits every month.

The rare opportunity to change the way the world moves. We're not just another social web app, we're moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.

Smart, engaged co-workers.


401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, nine paid company holidays.

Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.

Unlimited vacation policy; take time when you need it.

Uber is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Uber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

Apply for the job

Subscribe to our blog.


Blog & Newsletter Signup