Data Scientist II

Job description

About The Opportunity

We’re all about connecting hungry diners with our network of over 300,000 restaurants nationwide. Innovative technology, user-friendly platforms and streamlined delivery capabilities set us apart and make us an industry leader in the world of online food ordering. When you join our team, you become part of a community that works together to innovate, solve problems, grow, work hard and have a ton of fun in the process!

Why Work For Us

Grubhub is a place where authentically fun culture meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. If you’re looking for a place that values strong relationships, embraces diverse ideas–all while having fun together–Grubhub is the place for you!

The Impact You Will Make

Grubhub is looking for a bright, curious and energetic Data Scientist to join the data nerds on the Finance Experimentation Team at GrubHub. The Finance Experimentation team is the analytical engine of the company - we surface insights that drive strategy and optimal decision making for the Executive team and leaders across the organization. In this role, you will be responsible for understanding the ‘who, what, and whys’ of our business - working cross-functionally to dig into trends and surface value-creating opportunities.

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle:

  • Consult with business stakeholders on appropriate experimental design to answer important questions and ensure new features/initiatives are being tested rigorously
  • Partner with product and technology teams to make sure that we are capturing relevant data; collaborate with data engineering teams to get appropriate datasets built in a format that streamlines analysis and enables automation and reporting
  • Help us enhance our experimentation platform by constantly evaluating if we are measuring appropriate business metrics, implementing statistical best practices, and validating our approach is driving good business outcomes
  • Evaluate financial impact of experiments and other business changes/initiatives
  • Build statistical/machine learning models to understand customer behavior and what drives experimentation results
  • Be curious! Surface insights and trends that improve our customer experience, help us grow faster and generate more profit

What You Bring to the Table

  • 3+ years of experience in related field
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a track record of leveraging data to influence business decisions and strategy
  • Ability to communicate complex analyses to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, including senior leadership; synthesize results with clear, data visualizations
  • Ability to work on cross-functional projects and manage expectations across diverse stakeholders with competing priorities
  • Solid grasp of statistical techniques (regression models, significance testing, power calculations, causal inference, etc); advanced training in statistics and machine learning preferred
  • Ability to work with large datasets and perform custom aggregations and data cleaning to meet analysis needs; high level of proficiency using SQL (required)
  • Proficiency with data analysis in Python or R (required)
  • Experience working in an e-commerce or other direct to consumer business preferred
  • Experience with A/B testing, search and recommender systems, and/or personalization preferred

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTO. Grubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.
  • Health and Wellness. Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, 401k matching, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.
  • Compensation. You'll receive a great compensation package with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission, or RSUs (role-specific).
  • Free Meals. Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants.
  • Social Impact. At Grubhub we believe in giving back through programs like the Grubhub Community Fund. Employees are also given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them.

Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage a workplace that is just as diverse as the customers we serve. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. If you’re applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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