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Staff Data Scientist at SHIFT (Remote)

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Data Scientists at Shift build things that matter and have a material impact to the company’s bottom line and the customer’s experience. In this role, you will drive exciting, meaningful projects, and help define our technical and product strategy.  You will have an opportunity to innovate. We move fast, have fun, and help each other out.

We’re looking for an experienced Staff Data Scientist (full stack) to help us build the world's best e-commerce and operations platform to drive car sales and acquisitions. As a senior technical leader, you are critical to our business and technical prowess. You will work directly with technical management at the company and raise the bar for Data Science and Machine Learning. 

What You Will Do:
  • Be a key contributor to Shift’s tech stack and technical processes, working with engineers throughout the organization, partnering with Data Science and TechOps.
  • Demonstrate best practices by delivering high quality results to business.
  • Provide technical leadership for data scientists with supportive but candid feedback in code reviews and architecture documents.
  • Participate in build v buy decisions.
  • Participate in technical design, project planning and lead development of critical projects.
What You Will Bring:
  • Passion for data, technology and people. 
  • PhD or Masters in Computer Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Computational Biology, Econometrics.  
  • Practical data science experience with a deep technical background in supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods.
  • Strong communicator - able to advocate data informed decision-making at all levels using visuals and narrative documents.
  • Strong analytical capabilities to translate business problems into data science problems and implemented solutions.
  • Experience with big data technologies such as Spark, AWS Athena, Redshift, Sisense, Looker, Tableau or others.
  • Experience with deploying to AWS SageMaker.
  • Mentored junior data scientists, led projects to the finishing line.
  • Strong experience in SQL and programming in Python or R.
  • Strong mathematical background or computer science. 
  • Advanced ability to perform exploratory data analysis.
  • Expert in Statistical Studies.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Databrick experience.
  • Redshift experience.
  • Experience with monitoring, instrumentation tech, and vendor know-how (Segment, New Relic, Datadog, Pingdom and/or PagerDuty).
  • Product Analytics experience with Google Analytics and/or Amplitude.
About Shift

We’re a tech company who has built an e-commerce marketplace for customers to buy and sell used cars, all while having an experience that is fun, fair and accessible.  We’ve set out to transform a huge industry using cutting-edge technology, and bring transparency and convenience to the car buying and selling process. 

We aren’t stopping there. We bring that same transparency and convenience to car ownership too, with payments, maintenance, and insurance in one easy app.  At Shift, we’re building the tools that empower people to buy, own, and sell the cars that make life go.

Shift is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Shift is an equal opportunity employer. Shift prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Shift conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

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Technology we use

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What are SHIFT Perks + Benefits

SHIFT Benefits Overview

We’ve got you covered: 100% paid employee + employees family medical coverage plan option! Shift also pays 100% for life insurance and disability.

Contributions where it matters: If you enroll in the high deductible health plan, Shift makes a very generous HSA contribution of $2500 for employees and $4500 for employee + plus family.

We support our parents: Shift has paid parental leave of up to 12 weeks.

We encourage you to charge your batteries: When you’re refreshed, you’re a better you which is why we offer a non-accrual paid time off program.

And so much more…

Volunteer in local community
We love to volunteer. We've done care kits in honor of Martin Luther King Jr day, which for us, is not just a day of service, but is also an officially observed (including day off) holiday.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Connective tissue between teams & office locations is incredibly important to a companies culture. We create opportunities to be together, and have formed committees to keep the conversations going.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Our employees are a stunning array of colors, characteristics, genders, sexes, races, identities, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. We celebrate, fiercely support and protect ALL here at Shift.
Unconscious bias training
We all have unconscious biases, that's how the human brain processes. What makes us super human here at Shift however, is that we train our staff how to make decisions while being aware of biases.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have an active DEI committee working on agenda items, projects and initiatives. These efforts help to make Shift an aware, present, educated, prepared, supportive climate for ALL employees.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Modern interviewing, educated hiring managers, a constant tone acknowledging the importance of equity and equality are all active hiring and decision making practices at Shift.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Shift's FSA helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contribution of up to $2500 for employee, $5000 for employee + family.
Disability Insurance
Shift provides both Short- &Long-Term Disability benefits through New York Life and pays the full cost of coverage.
Dental Benefits
Shift offers a dental plan offered through Cigna that includes an extensive network of providers and offers flexibility based upon where you choose to access care.
Vision Benefits
Shift offers a vision plan through Cigna.
Health Insurance Benefits
Shift provides the option to enroll in one of six medical plan options from Kaiser or Cigna, including one completely FREE, 100% covered medical plan for employee + their family!
Life Insurance
Shift provides each eligible employee with Basic Life and AD&D insurance through New York Life.
Wellness Programs
Shift provides 10% off ClassPass memberships, as well as has virtual team fitness programs and challenges for all to participate in.
Team workouts
Shift hosts virtual team fitness programs and challenges (some with monetary prizes!) to get employees connected, have fun, and take their health and wellness serious.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
All are enrolled, and our people operations team is working on a matching program now that we have gone public and are growing.
Company Equity
Generous restricted stock units are a part of all salaried offers here at Shift. We have 1 and 3 year vest schedules, and through performance reviews, give opportunities for employees to earn more.
Performance Bonus
Shift hosts employment refreshed twice a year where our employees performance and contributions are under review and awarded (in growth, RSUs, comp increases, titling, etc.).
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Shift is committed to offering a supportive work environment for employees, to enable new parents to have up to 3 months time off with newborn children and newly adopted or foster children.
Flexible Work Schedule
Our platform team (engineering, product & design) are fully remote, and across the country. We have created flexibility in the way we work together and collaborate that simply works for all.
Remote Work Program
Shift employees are allowed to work from a location of their choice for all or part of their workweek. Shift considers remote work to be a viable, flexible work option and proudly offers flexibility.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
For our salaried employees, unlimited policy applies to both vacations and says of illness or rest. We of course also offer a general PTO and vacation plan for non-salaried employees as well.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
What you wear under your camera's radar on zoom meetings, is your business. :) We just want you to be YOU.
Commuter Benefits
For those that do work in hub locations field operations staff, etc.) Shift offers general monthly commuter benefits.
Company Outings
Some of the things we’ve done in the past on top of team dinners include painting ceramics, escape rooms, scavenger hunts, picnics, and much more!
Game Room
Fun is our middle name. If you're fortunate enough to work near a hub location and have office time, there is a list of spoilings you can expect, including gaming with your co-workers.
Stocked Kitchen
Nom nom.
Happy Hours
Both virtually and in person, depending on your location and position!
Fitness Subsidies
Absolutely. Discounts and options are available for our employees looking to invest in their health and fitness!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
While we are still newly public and growing our people ops and training departments up from scratch, we still have several in-house trainings to help our employees hone in on professional crafts!
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Our teams are wild about taking opportunities to break bread and learn from one another during designated lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Employees can expect mentorship from more tenured team mates, and be asked to pass their knowledge laterally and down in exchange. One team, One goal.
Time allotted for learning
Our hills aren't too steep that we have forgotten how to take time to learn and craft our trades!
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Based on your position and the direct relevance to your projects, our team is willing to invest in opportunities that make sense for your professional development.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Shift does not just meet minimums when it comes to constructing employment perks and benefit packages. Instead, we lean on one of our companies core values: "What if it were great?" (instead of merely "good"), and then we take care of our people.

Other perks include being a part of a team that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We have event series dedicated to Cultural & Diversity Recognition Events like Black History, PRIDE, Asian, and Women, as well as hosted events honoring Historical Month Recognition.

Shift also offers departmental Incentives like Team Building Events and Stand Up Socials. Some have included Virtual custom comedy club events hosted by actual comedians, as well as virtual personalized themed events hosted by seasoned "wellness coaches" facilitated and officiated through Zoom.

In recognition and celebration of individuals successes, Shift has Immediate Recognition Awards (like 'Snappy') which offer monetary award for employees demonstrating exceptional performance.

An Insider's view of SHIFT

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We’re encouraged to be who we are both from the standpoint of our personalities and identities, as well as through empowerment and autonomous freedom while approaching projects. I love starting my work day knowing that I can be and do me.


Staff Product Designer

What does your typical day look like?

A lot of collaboration, coordination and coding! We typically have a squad standup, a guild meeting or two where we coordinate with different squads who may be collaborating on a particular app or feature with us, and tech planning with our product and design partners. And, did I mention we do a lot of coding!? :)


Lead Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

We all have superpowers. The more we work together as a team, the more those diverse strengths and differences have opportunities to shine and grow. Learning and achieving in solidarity strengthens both the individual and the team. There’s room for everyone to be successful when we work together and build each other up!


Team Manager, Concierge

What is your vision for the company?

My vision is for our Platform team to have an oversized impact on the customer experience which will change consumer behavior towards an entire industry. Technology & teamwork is what gets us there. This team has what it takes.



What's something quirky about your company?

The pandemic has changed the traditional working landscape, and even redefined the old version of how people work remotely. Shift has always had an exceptional remote work culture, and while we work hard, there's no reason to not have a little fun. I'm talkin' hats and costumes over zoom fun. LOL


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