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Data Scientist

In the time it takes you to read this job description, roughly 1,380 emergencies will be handled by RapidSOS.

RapidSOS is hiring! Join an advanced emergency technology start-up in transforming emergency response for hundreds of millions of people globally.

In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from 350M+ connected devices directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. Through the platform, we’re providing intelligent data that supports over 4,800 Emergency Communications Centers, protecting 90%+ of people in the US, across 150 million emergencies annually.

Partnering with innovative companies recognized as RapidSOS Ready, we’re striving to reach everyone. Together, we’re empowering a faster and smarter response by sending first responders critical data like your exact location, real-time health information, and crash data. We’re united in our commitment to a safer, stronger future where technology and people work seamlessly together to save lives.

RapidSOS is backed by top venture capital firms and the former C-suite of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Virgin Group, Lucent, Raytheon, the FCC, Harvard Data Initiative, and MIT.

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RapidSOS in the last 18 months:

  • Launched in multiple countries internationally

  • Doubled team size

  • Grew revenue 10x+

  • Raised $100M+

  • Managed 200M+ emergencies (on average 400K/day)

  • Helped save thousands of lives

What this role is about:

At RapidSOS, we rely on insightful data to power our systems and solutions. We are looking for a motivated data scientist to join our team and help identify opportunities to improve user experience based on data, visualization, and insights. You will work collaboratively with other data scientists, product managers, and our engineering teams to build a platform that provides life-saving data to dispatchers, currently covering over 92% of the US population.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop forecasts and integrated analysis on multiple data sources

  • Design metrics and models for RapidSOS critical products and features

  • Design on field and product experiments to explain outcomes and identify key variables that could inform different stakeholders’ processes

  • Communicate and present your findings in a clear, concise, and visual way to key stakeholders

  • Collaborate with the data science team, machine learning engineers, and product stakeholders to ensure the end-to-end success of RapidSOS solutions

What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:

  • 2+ years of data science/analytics experience

  • Proficiency in Python

  • Hands-on experience with traditional data warehouse technologies and BI or visualization tools; familiarity with BigQuery and AWS is preferred

  • Understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to deliver data driven insights

What we offer:

  • The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally

  • Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation

  • A dynamic, flexible and fun start-up work environment with a highly talented team


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If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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