Data Scientist

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Favor’s mission is ‘Anything Delivered’. Our Engineering team makes high-touch logistics happen. The Favor technology platform is the engine behind the business enabling millions of Favors. Our technology efficiently manages the real-time assignment of Runners to Favors, facilitates communication between customers, Runners, and support, keeps thousands of customer and Runner mobile applications in sync, and more.

We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our growing Data Science team. This person will design and implement models that have a tangible effect on our products and business. They will work on the full lifecycle of machine learning projects from problem definition to feature exploration to ensuring the models they develop work properly in production. This role will be focused on understanding our supply and demand metrics across Texas and forecasting these based on market conditions.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate data assets and explore derivative features for use in models
  • Iterate on multiple approaches to determine the best way to solve data science problems
  • Develop a robust framework for thoroughly testing models and understanding model accuracy
  • Design and implement models using the best available technology
  • Work with machine learning engineers to serve predictions from models in production environments
  • Scope and estimate level of effort for data science problems
  • Identify potential milestones for data science projects such as feature exploration, minimum viable model and deployment

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Mathematics, Operations Research or another quantitative field or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of combined experience in machine learning, statistics, data modeling, programming, or applied research in related fields
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms such as K-NN, SVM, Decision Trees and ARIMA models
  • Proficient with Python and SQL
  • Strong statistical background
  • Experience with common data science tools such as Pandas, Keras, Tensorflow, etc

Ideal Candidates:

  • Work with Amazon Web Services and SageMaker
  • Experience with supply and demand forecasting

At Favor, we believe that to Run Texas, we need to represent Texas. By putting Community First, we honor the diversity of our backgrounds and experiences through sharing our unique voices. Our community grows when we challenge ourselves to learn and see the world from another’s view. We are committed to growing a team with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.

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Location

Our HQ, the Eastside Tech Hub, is located in the heart of East Austin with close proximity to downtown and easy access to I-35.

An Insider's view of Favor

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Favor truly talks the talk and walks the walk when it comes to prioritizing team members’ personal lives, mental health, and work-life balance. Especially with all of the challenges that last year brought, Favor created even more opportunities for team members to relax, recharge, and focus on mental health and overall wellness.

Amanda Going

Account Executive, Sales

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Even after all these years, it’s amazing to know that career growth is really not just a bullet point at Favor, but an actual focus where steps for professional and personal development are provided from day one. I’ve only seen Favor’s dedication to career growth grow since the day I joined the team.

Arielle LaGuette

Sr. Manager, Sales

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Open communication and continuous collaboration amongst team members are critical components to unlocking creativity and driving success. At Favor we value everyone’s input and perspective and know that our diversity and desire to constantly test, learn and improve helps us deliver our most impactful and creative work.

Matt Schmertz

Director, Integrated Marketing

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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Disability Insurance
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Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
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