Data Scientist at Shipwell

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Data Scientist at Shipwell (View all jobs)

Austin, TX

About Us

Shipwell is fundamentally changing the shipping and logistics industry by building a connected platform that provides solutions for your entire supply chain. We are streamlining the way shippers, 3PLs, and carriers have operated for decades using ground-breaking technology to provide automation and workflow solutions in an established industry that comprises over 5% GDP. Shipwell created the first truly connected digital supply chain platform that provides real-time connectivity, visibility, automation, and bullet-proof APIs. We are a Series B startup that is backed by world-class investors, such as First Round Capital, Fifth Wall, and Georgian Partners. 

Our Culture

Shipwell is a fast-paced, high-energy start-up that strives to build the future of shipping every day. Diversity of thought and cross-department collaboration is very important to us. We deliver open, honest, careful communication and work as hard as we play. We create & deliver solutions that are revolutionizing the industry, which brings excitement and purpose to our work. If you are looking for a place that will help you tap into your best work-self and give you hands-on experience building something big, then we invite you to come and build the future of shipping with us!

Data Scientist

Data Scientists at Shipwell proactively design and deploy analytics features on our state-of-the-art platform. This involves dynamically collaborating with operations and product teams to discover product improvement opportunities and to proactively drive features through development to adoption. The mission is to underpin operational decisions made at each stage of the supply chain with data-driven insights.

What you’ll do when you get here:


  • Analyze client proprietary and public domain datasets leveraging advanced analytics and statistics to work on scheduling and network optimization, macroeconomic forecasting, pricing, and routing;
  • Source, clean, and process a diverse set of data streams;
  • Identify and understand business needs and contextualize results of the analysis to drive impact for the organization as a whole;
  • Dynamically collaborate with operations and product teams to refine project goals, scope, and timelines;
  • Provide consulting services on both internal and external analytic questions;
  • Identify appropriate machine learning techniques and develop applications with high business value;
  • Explore possible applications of future technologies for optimization problems in the freight industry (e.g., AI, quantum computing)

What you need to have:

  • a master’s degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or related field;
  • 3 years of experience;
  • 3 years of experience with a mathematical programming language (r, python, or matlab);
  • 1 year of experience in the following:
    • o manipulating and cleaning data sets -- 1 year;
    • o machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence;
    • o applying probability theory, and bayesian statistics to real-world problems;
    • o optimization algorithms (e.g., simulated annealing, genetic algorithms);
    • 6 months of experience with data visualization and reporting (e.g. Tableau, or python/r visualization packages).

Must also have authority to work permanently in the U.S. Applicants who are interested in this position may apply Ref # 92046

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500 W. Madison St, Suite 810, Chicago, IL 60661

An Insider's view of Shipwell

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our company is open, relaxed, and feels like a family. It’s a warm and fun environment with great office perks which helps productivity. Shipwell is growing at a phenomenal rate and our co-founders continue to shape and implement a positive atmosphere by creating a sense of belonging with open lines of communication.


Key Account Manager

What does your typical day look like?

As the Head of Sales Operations I help quickly scale our business. I spend my days partnering with our sales & customer facing teams to define our internal processes with a focus on the data we need to collect throughout. My end goal is to enable the sales & customer facing teams to be efficient on the right behaviors that drive growth!


Head of Sales Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

Shipwell makes it a priority to invest in the training and development of each and every new employee. Their extensive on-boarding process ensures that new team members have the tools that they need to be successful and their company culture is extremely open and welcoming - an essential key for a rapidly growing organization.


Sales Development Representative

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

By amassing one of the nation's largest digital fleets, Shipwell is bringing unique visibility to shippers, 3PLs and carriers by reducing friction within the supply chain, providing cost-saving workflow automation and real-time predictive analytics.


Global Account Executive in Sales

What are Shipwell Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
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Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
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Some Meals Provided
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Professional Development Benefits
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Online course subscriptions available
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