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Senior Data Scientist

Shelf Engine

Shelf Engine

Data Science
Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023

At Shelf Engine, our mission is to reduce food waste through automation. We harness the power of AI to provide real-time, intelligent forecasting for food retailers, suppliers, and food service companies across the United States. We’re able to drastically reduce the amount of food waste which in turn drives profit for our customers, lowers costs for consumers, and reduces the negative ecological and social impacts of waste.

We are excited to invite applicants for the role of to report directly to our Head of Data Science. As part of the Data Science team, you will research, build, and launch new algorithms and solutions to solve complex problems for a rapidly evolving product. The goal is to help Shelf Engine develop best-in-class machine learning and advanced statistical models to achieve business objectives. If you have a passion for problem solving, working collaboratively with a great team of data scientists and engineers, and making a huge social impact, this may be your dream job.

This position is based in Seattle, WA or remote.

As a Senior Data Scientist at Shelf Engine, you will:

  • Research, build, and launch machine learning and advanced statistical models to solve complex problems
  • Be part of a highly collaborative and supportive Data Science team
  • Provide technical mentorship and expand training to improve data science best practices
  • Design, analyze, and interpret the results of experiments
  • Communicate project results to a range of internal audiences
  • Work closely with Product, Engineering, Operations, and customer-facing teams to identify problem areas and develop robust, scalable solutions
  • Embrace our company principles through inclusive, authentically-kind, and empathetic interactions with our team and our customers

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • You embrace our company principles: make the first move, make better decisions, be furiously curious, commit and deliver, have empathy, invent solutions, be authentic
  • 2+ years industry experience with some combination of:
    • Experience putting models into production or with a live online system (code quality, testing, monitoring)
    • Experience working with big data and standard tooling (e.g. Python, SQL, Spark)
    • Experience with performance monitoring and automated alerting
    • Experience with production ML tooling (e.g. Airflow, Databricks, Azure, AWS, or GCP)
  • You have experience in advanced machine learning (e.g., SVM, Random Forest, Bayesian inference, neural networks, etc), statistics, experimentation, and optimization
  • You have a Masters or PhD degree in a STEM field
  • You are authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer
  • Nice to have: experience building supply chain or inventory management solutions

What Shelf Engine offers you:

  • A unique opportunity to join a fast-growing sustainability startup early on, making a meaningful impact on the team as well as the environment
  • An inclusive work environment that emphasizes each team member’s personal and professional growth
  • Competitive salary in the range of $140,000 to $180,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Pre-IPO equity with a four-year vesting schedule
  • PTO that is unlimited and self-managed for full-time employees
  • 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, and 50% covered for eligible dependents
  • Coverage for life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and access to a robust Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional employee contribution of pre-tax dollars to medical and dependent care FSA accounts
  • 401k plan through Guideline to contribute to your financial future
  • Seattle only: Company-paid ORCA transit card

About Us

At Shelf Engine, you will join an inclusive team of driven, passionate, and caring people hungry for change in an untapped industry. Our founders are well versed in the food industry and have successfully built product and engineering teams. We’re not only solving complex technical problems at scale but tackling key initiatives with large environmental impacts. We're a tight-knit and passionate team that is determined to disrupt a massive industry and leave behind a positive legacy for generations to come.

Shelf Engine is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.