Lead Data Scientist

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Chowbus is a fast growing, well-funded food startup headquartered here in Chicago on a mission to help diners to discover new and exquisite dishes, and to give traditional mom and pop restaurants a fighting chance to succeed without compromising who they truly are. By building a super app, our goal is to be the one stop shop for everything related to food.

As we continue to grow, we are looking for a Lead Data Scientist to join our team and help Chowbus raise its awesome platform to the next level, powering our hyperlocal food delivery business with predictive data science and machine learning models.  You would join and help found our initial Data Science practice within our overall Data organization, with a focus on building and deploying productionalized data science as a central cog in Chowbus’ application machinery.


Responsibilities include: 

  • Establish Chowbus’ young data science platform and practice
  • Lead and take full responsibility over an initially small team, with vision for team growth
  • Envision, create, and execute a Data Science roadmap
  • Collaborate with business, analytics, product, and engineering teams to gather requirements, and design data science models in various arenas - order/supply forecasting, delivery estimation, dispatching algorithms, recommendations, taxonomy, and more
  • Lead the process to build, test, train, deploy and iterate production quality machine learning model artifacts that run in batch as well as real-time
  • Work with data engineers to build solid data pipeline input into data science models
  • Develop an expert level understanding of Chowbus business model and operations, and innovate to advance our business through machine learning 

We are excited if you... 

  • Want ownership and responsibility!
  • Have 6-plus years of data transformation, statistical modeling and/or deep learning experience as a Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer
  • Have experience with data science, machine learning and deep learning frameworks (e.g., SparkML, Pandas, Sci-kit Learn, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch)
  • Are excited about putting models into production and see them power the business!
  • Have experience with data preparation techniques (e.g. data cleansing, data augmentation, data generation)
  • Have programming expertise with Python or R
  • Are skilled at visually communicating analytical findings to people of diverse backgrounds
  • Completed education in statistics, mathematics, computer science or another quantitative field. Masters Degree preferred
  • Have advanced knowledge of SQL, data warehouse modeling and data design patterns
  • Have an unquenchable curiosity and excitement for data, and a love for great food!

Even Better if you...

  • Have led a Data Science team in a startup environment
  • Have experience managing teams / projects within an Agile framework
  • Have worked with big data technologies and datastores (e.g., Databricks, Spark, Snowflake, AWS)
  • Have experience with time series forecasting and/or ETA estimation modeling

Chowbus is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Location

55 E Jackson Blvd. Suite 450, Chicago, IL 60605

An Insider's view of Chowbus

What's something quirky about your company?

Everything here truly revolves around authentic food. For lunch, employees make subsidized orders through our own platform that are delivered directly to the office. Coworkers might bring in interesting snacks they've found, or samples of new items from our grocery service or desserts for birthdays! There is no shortage of ways to try new cuisines!

Thomas

Sr. Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

No day is the same at Chowbus! My days are typically spent working with teams to analyze and diagnose different areas of the business and implementing solutions to improve it. I typically start my days around 8:30am and finish my work when I feel good about the progress I have made.

Matt Jones

Head of Central Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

There are many opportunities to advance and make change within the company. Leadership does a great job of developing employees' skills and providing feedback towards our goals, setting people up for growth and future success. You truly can play a large role in helping to shape the future of this company, while growing yourself.

Michael Gross

Operations Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We don’t say no to any idea, we truly evaluate any employee’s idea. Our strategy is not from the top down, it's from the bottom up, the teams that work with our customers everyday have the most knowledge of what our customers want and that is where the innovation and best ideas come from. We love jamming and creating new ideas with each other!

Linxin Wen

CEO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Chowbus has been growing super fast, I joined the company when it was a “small” start-up, now we’ve expanded to more than 20+ cities, it’s inspiring while challenging. For our team, we are trying our best to make sure marketing gives adequate supports to each region, and make efforts to make more people aware of this amazing delivery app.

Cindy Yang

Marketing Manager

What are Chowbus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Acme's health insurance policy covers up to 70% of out of pocket expenses.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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