Senior Economist

Seattle, WA, United States Posted 3 days ago

Who we’re looking for:

Economists and Data Scientists are at the core of Convoy’s platform. We build the models that power freight pricing, shipment offer relevance, auction bidding strategy, and other core services. We also forecast business metrics, evaluate the causal impact of business decisions, design experiments to optimize our product, and leverage our data to generate insights for our customers. The breadth of the problems space is huge, spanning machine learning, optimization, causal inference, experimental design, econometrics, and prediction domains. We have only begun to dig into the difficult and diverse problems in our two-sided marketplace.

At Convoy, you will work autonomously and own your domain end-to-end. We are a highly aligned team that operates in a fast-paced environment and pivots where needed to focus on what matters most. You will work with high signal-to-noise data to power your deep dive research, modeling, and experimentation projects. If you are interested in joining a company that is integrating economic insights and data science into the core of its business, while leveraging technology to drive efficiencies in a critical sector of the economy, let’s talk.

You will do the following:
  • Experimental Design
  • Reduced Form Causal Inference
  • Auction Design and Optimization
  • Forecasting/Time Series
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Marketplace Dynamics
  • Prediction/Classification
  • Operations Research
About your skills & experience:
  • PhD in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, Quantitative Marketing, or highly related field
  • Experience with scientific/statistical languages such as Stata, R, Python, or Julia
  • Experience doing statistical modeling for analysis and/or prediction to solve practical problems
  • Intelligent but practical; you want to get things done and love simplicity
  • Excellent presenter and writer
  • You are a leader and will speak up where neededYou have a habit of bias-to-action
Bonus skills:
  • 2+ years of post-PhD experience
  • Strong background in applying econometric methods to business problems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment
  • Strong research and publication track record
Benefits of working at Convoy:
  • Health & Wellness: Taking care of your health comes first. Convoy covers 100% of your medical, dental, and vision premiums, and 85% for your family. We also provide access to the gym and showers in our building.
  • In-Office Happiness: Enjoy catered meals multiple times through the week, and fully stocked fridges and pantries to keep you running full.
  • Commuter Benefits: We transport the world; the least we can do is help get you to work. Every employee receives a fully paid Orca Card to get you around on the bus, light rail, or water taxi. We also provide locked bike storage if you prefer to pedal in.
  • Time Off: Life outside of work matters! Convoy has a flexible vacation policy, so take the time off you need- we don’t track vacation or sick time. We also offer generous parental leave for those expecting new additions to their family.
  • Compensation: We offer market competitive compensation, including stock options and a 401k plan to help save for retirement.

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