Senior Data Scientist, Analytics

San Francisco, CA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Posted 3 weeks ago

We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re building the world’s most advanced, self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles will help save lives, reshape cities, give back time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Define, report, and monitor key performance indicators of product areas, and lead deep dives into variations of critical metrics from normal behavior
  • Write custom SQL queries in Google BigQuery to identify driving scenes/metrics of interest
  • Build analytics error-mining pipelines to uncover “failure” examples to improve our ML models
  • Use Python to perform custom feature extraction and transformation across terabytes of data using distributed compute
  • Build data visualizations using Looker and Jupyter notebooks as a method of conveying data insights
  • Help engineering teams set up tests and perform statistical analysis on results to provide meaningful insights
  • Build ML models to drive AV development and/or predict undesired events
  • Collaborate with team members to optimize engineering workflows and build shareable data tools
  • Train engineers and cross-functional partners on how to most effectively use the data tools at Cruise
  • Convert analytical insights into concrete, meaningful recommendations for business or product improvement, and succinctly communicate these findings to various partners and leadership.
What you must have:
  • 3+ years post-academic experience in analytics, consumer-facing product experience preferred
  • Experienced statistician with a track record of setting up and optimizing metrics tracking systems and A/B testing methodologies
  • Experience with building and maintaining data pipelines, ensuring data integrity
  • Experience with building ML models and the ML workflow
  • Experience developing, maintaining, and automating metrics reporting to management
  • Proficient at both SQL and Python/R (Python preferred)
  • Creative, fearless, and enthusiastic about seeking new solutions to problems and opportunities
  • A track record of leading cross-functional initiatives
Bonus points!
  • Experience with MapReduce frameworks (Hadoop, Spark, BigQuery) and/or Apache Beam/Google Dataflow
  • Experience with DAG orchestrators (eg. Airflow/Kubeflow/Luigi)
  • Experience with analyzing time series data
  • Consumer-facing product experience
  • Experience in AV or Automotive industrya decision-makers
Why Cruise?
  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
    • Competitive salary and benefits 
    • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
    • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
    • One Medical membership
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental leave
    • Fertility Benefits 
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
  • We’re Remote Friendly
    • We believe that your value to the team can be provided at a Cruise office or from the comfort of your home. Depending on your function, enjoy the flexibility of remote work and join our growing community of remote employees in the continental United States.
  • We’re Integrated
    • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
  • We’re Funded
    • GM, Honda, Microsoft, SoftBank, & T. Rowe Price, have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
  • We’re Independent
    • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
  • We’re Vested
    • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow.

Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.

Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email

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Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

Job tags: Airflow BigQuery Engineering Hadoop Looker ML Python R Spark SQL
Job region(s): North America
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