Job description

Hungry for a challenge?

That’s good, because at SkipTheDishes, part of Just Eat (JET, we have abundant opportunity or as we say, everything is on the table. We are a leading global online food delivery marketplace. Our tech ecosystem connects millions of active customers with hundreds of thousands of connected partners in countries across the globe.


We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join our team and lead efforts in optimizing our logistics network. In this role, you will leverage advanced analytics and machine learning techniques to analyze driver performance data, routing options, and develop predictive models around every step in delivery of an order. Your main goal will be to innovate our solutions to improve our customer’s experience while maintaining cost-efficiency.

You will be part of an established team of data scientists with experience in these areas. As well, you will work closely with multiple teams, from product to tech. teams, collaborating and building the next generation of algorithms that will scale our business.

This role will require interfacing with different teams, and working under sharp production deadlines. You will take part in the product development cycle shaping cutting edge solutions, while mentored by a Lead Data Scientist and some of the most experienced leads in the market.

Being part of the team means that you will work in an Agile environment, having constant interaction with the team, stand-ups and many peer-reviews where we will help you perfect your models and solutions from end-to-end. Therefore, ensuring an effective deployment, being comfortable analyzing, troubleshooting and explaining why how your solution works are key to this role. We expect you to drive the solution design and implementation with close to full autonomy, being able to pivot between different products in the real time logistics domain.

Things We Do

We run one of the few profitable smart logistic systems in food delivery, it auto-schedules and optimizes itself to provide the best service experience. In any of the countries we run, we recommend customers the best food, with the best restaurants that are aware of their preferences and habits. Instantaneous data about your order flows through our systems, empowering our tools to predict when your food will arrive.

If you are passionate about logistics optimization, forecasting and Food, come and join us, let's build the next generation of food delivery apps!

Candidate Profile

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrable relevant working experience
  • Applied experience with machine learning, data science and solving problems at scale
  • Ability to communicate business outcomes and recommendations from analysis verbally and written, ability to present results coherently
  • Ability to develop confidently in Python as the majority of our team is using it. We need people with a passion for software, who can read and understand complicated codebases.
  • Confident in extracting and manipulating data from our various SQL and NoSQL data stores and storage frameworks.

Preferred Experience Can Include

  • MS degree / PhD degree in a quantitative discipline (eg. Computer Eng., Computer Science, Stats, Physics). Undergraduate, if has taken courses related to the field.
  • Practical experience with Multivariate forecasting, optimization, online training.
  • Experience working on a Logistics project
  • Experience working with pricing algorithms and Maps and routing solutions.
  • Experience in retail in similar markets to Just-Eat takeaway
  • Experience working in agile teams, with code reviews and source control
  • Comfortable with big data stores (Google BigQuery, Amazon Datastores) and tools (including dynamoDB, elasticsearch, S3, SQS, Kinesis, Kafka) or Spark / Hadoop.

What’s It's Like To Work At Skip

Skip is the kind of workplace that garnered a “Top Places to Work in Manitoba” and it was no small coincidence. We set out to make this a place our employees are proud to tell their Mothers, Fathers, friends and anyone who will listen that they work here. Skip team members feel pride knowing their input and uniqueness are not only embraced but make an impact on a major Canadian company and its satisfied customers. As the company grows, so do you — you meet and surpass new challenges every day.

That’s just a small taste of what it’s like to work at one of Canada’s leading tech companies. If you’re hungry for opportunity, growth, and something meaningful in a dynamic, fun and challenging environment, we’d love to hear from you.

SkipTheDishes is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees feel they truly belong and where everyone is included, seen, heard and respected.

In keeping with our values, all applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of: gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, marital/domestic partner status, (dis)ability, neurodivergence, or any other characteristic protected by law. Should you require any accommodations throughout the hiring process, we encourage you to reach out to your talent acquisition specialist.

Note: All employees will be asked to sign a Consent for Disclosure of Personal Information in order to complete a background check. Job offers will be conditional upon results that the Company determines to be satisfactory.

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