Senior Economist (Data Scientist), Mobility & Deli...

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Job Description:

Life at Grab

At Grab, every Grabber is guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles - the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility. These principles guide and help us make decisions as we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia.

Get to know the Team

The Economics team takes on some of the most challenging and fascinating problems at Grab, in Payments, Advertising, Transport, Deliveries and the space around. We apply both qualitative and quantitative techniques to turn data into actions that have a positive impact on our consumers, drivers and merchants. We promote a culture where we enjoy raising the bar constantly for ourselves and others, and that strongly supports the freedom to explore and innovate.

Get to know the Role

  • This role focuses on the mobility and deliveries businesses but offers opportunities for exposure to a wide range of Grab verticals. We are always looking to deepen our understanding of our consumers, drivers and merchants to serve them better, and drive business growth and profitability via close collaboration with other regional and country teams.

  • Collaborative projects across teams are common, with opportunities to work across business verticals and with different regional and country teams. These projects often require a combination of data analysis, strategic thinking and idea generation.

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Develop a deep, data-driven understanding of our consumers, drivers, and merchants based on econometric analysis, geospatial visualizations, user interviews and other analytical methods.

  • Combine that with a contextual and cultural understanding of our business lines in regional markets.

  • Translate this understanding into actionable, creative insights that improve the user experience, strengthen the value proposition and drive profitable growth.

  • Test and validate insights via rapid experimentation and deployment, working effectively with country, tech and product teams to scale up and deploy products/product features based on the validated insights.

The Must-Haves

  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in Finance, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Computer Science, or related fields

  • Strong foundation in data query/manipulation using SQL

  • Strong foundation in data analysis using R or Python

  • Effective communication and collaboration skills and the ability to present complex subjects coherently to diverse audiences comprising generalists and specialists

  • Ability to quickly grasp the fundamentals of a variety of businesses through a strong understanding of economic principles

  • Self-motivation and an ability to learn independently

The Nice-to-Haves

  • Previous experience in experiment design and causal inference

  • Previous experience managing a diverse group of stakeholders

  • A balance of right-brain and left-brain competencies, spanning a keen appreciation of human behaviour (e.g. deep interests in economics, sociology, anthropology and/or psychology), to data-driven analysis (e.g. randomised control trials, econometric tools)

  • An eye for both detail and the bigger picture, including the awareness to know which to focus on at any given time given project requirements

Our Commitment

We are committed to building diverse teams and creating an inclusive workplace that enables all Grabbers to perform at their best, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity or sexual orientation and other attributes that make each Grabber unique.

About Grab

Grab is the leading superapp platform in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto millions of mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants, and agents. Grab offers a wide range of on-demand services in the region, including mobility, food, package and grocery delivery services, mobile payments, and financial services across 428 cities in eight countries.

Join us today to drive Southeast Asia forward, together

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