Grab

Senior Data Scientist (Dispatch)

Job description

Job Description:

Get to know our Team:

Grab’s Fulfilment-Dispatch Data Science team works on challenging and fascinating problems surrounding Grab’s allocation and batching capabilities - ensuring our passengers and eaters enjoy a high allocation and fulfilment rate.

A sample of problems we work on includes: intelligent allocation of drivers, grouping shared rides/orders, machine/deep learning-based predictions, online learning, on-demand routing and scheduling, and geospatial data mining.

We apply machine learning, geospatial and temporal data mining, simulation, forecasting, optimization, and many other advanced techniques on our huge datasets to push our business metrics to their bounds, directly and indirectly.

We foster a culture where we enjoy raising the bar constantly for ourselves and others, and that strongly supports the freedom to explore and innovate.

We are looking for candidates who are excited about working on challenging problems, applying their breadth and depth of specialised knowledge to design innovative solutions, and who push boundaries in seeking to continuously improve the growing suite of allocation and batching related services for our passengers, eaters, merchants and drivers.

Get to know the Role :

  • Find creative ways to solve passenger-driver allocation and batching problems optimally

  • Build complex and detailed simulations from ground up to dynamically model Grab’s operations

  • Drive product improvements and roll-out of new features

  • Build, deploy and own production-grade services

The day-to-day activities :

  • Deep dive into big data to conduct advanced statistical analyses

  • Design, build and productionize machine learning and optimisation algorithms efficiently

  • Integrate, simulate and A/B test the impact of algorithms and features

  • Store, retrieve and visualise results in a presentable manner that facilitates decision-making for rollouts

  • Effectively conceptualize analyses and communicate to business/product stakeholders

The must haves

  • Master’s degree (Ph.D. strongly preferred) in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics/Statistics, Transportation Engineering, or related technical disciplines with 3+ years of DS work at a technology company; or equivalent experience

  • Strong Machine Learning fundamentals:

    • Experience in developing production-grade ML systems including exploratory analysis, feature engineering, hyperparameter tuning, creating data pipelines, etc.

    • Understanding of ML algorithms such as neural networks, SVM, decision trees, boosting techniques, reinforcement learning

  • Strong software development skills:

    • Excellent software development capabilities, preferably in Python; knowledge of GoLang would be an advantage

    • Familiar with Git-based source control, cloud-based development (AWS/Azure)

    • Experience with spinning up, deploying and maintaining microservices to serve DS/ML models

    • Strong working knowledge of Spark, MapReduce, SQL, NoSQL databases

  • Self-motivated and independent learner who is motivated to constantly learn from the team and from external reading; and willing to share knowledge with the team

  • Efficient and detail oriented time manager who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced working environment

Really good to haves

  • Experience in working with geospatial/ mobility data

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