Convoy: Senior Machine Learning Scientist

Convoy is the nation’s leading digital freight network. We build technology to find smarter ways to connect shippers with carriers while solving some of the toughest problems in the 800-billion-dollar freight industry. We move millions of truckloads across the country through our interconnected network - saving money for shippers, increasing earnings for drivers, and avoiding unnecessary carbon waste for our planet (~9 million lbs of total carbon emissions to date!).

We’re proud to work with fortune 500 shippers like Home Depot and LG Electronics, and to be backed by world-class investors, including Y Combinator, Greylock, and others. Come learn what it’s like to work on complex problems in a massive industry at the center of our economy.

At Convoy, we believe that varied backgrounds, experiences, voices, and perspectives are key to innovation. Research shows that, all too often, candidates from underrepresented backgrounds don’t apply for roles unless they meet all the criteria. We invite you to apply, even if you don’t meet all the items included here. We’d love to learn about your unique experience and how you might shape the future of Convoy.

About the Team:

Research Science is at the core of Convoy’s platforms. 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 statistical and machine learning models to optimize our product, and leverage our data to generate insights for our customers. The breadth of the problem 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.

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Machine Learning Scientist to take ownership of our marketplace, design an innovative auction system, determine optimal price points, and engage in designing the auction for feedback.

Your Impact at Convoy:

  • Ownership of Marketplace: Take ownership of our marketplace platform and drive its evolution by integrating cutting-edge machine learning techniques and optimization algorithms.
  • Auction System Design: Design and develop an innovative auction system that maximizes efficiency, matches shippers with carriers, and ensures fair pricing.
  • Optimal Price Points: Analyze data, develop models, and implement algorithms to determine optimal price points for different trucking capacities, routes, and market conditions.
  • Feedback Analysis: Continuously analyze feedback from shippers and carriers to identify areas for improvement, fine-tune auction parameters, and optimize performance.
  • Machine Learning Development: Develop and implement machine learning models and algorithms to enhance the auction process, improve matching accuracy, and drive revenue growth.
  • Collaborative Engagement: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product managers, engineers, and data scientists to ensure seamless integration of the auction system within the marketplace platform.
  • Research and Innovation: Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in machine learning, optimization techniques, and market dynamics to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.

About You:

  • Leadership and Domain Experience: PhD or MS in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math/OR, Engineering, or related quantitative field with a minimum of 5+ years of experience developing machine learning solutions.
  • Technical Aptitude: Experience using Python and SQL for deploying and maintaining models in production.
  • Technical Problem Solving: Ability to frame business problems as automated decision solutions and contribute as a technical leader on our collaborative teamsIntelligent but practical; you want to get things done and love simplicity.
  • A plus if you have experience in two-sided marketplaces, financial markets and economic theory.
  • A plus if you have experience in developing mature models and doing the tough research work to unlock value.

Successful Convoyagers share these traits:

  • We’re passionate about solving complex problems, and get excited about diving deep to understand an issue.
  • We aren’t defined by our titles, we do what’s needed to prioritize our customers.
  • We support others through change and uncertainty, and stay the course when things get challenging.
  • We believe in our mission, and the potential for impact in our space.

Pay & Benefits:

The salary for this role in the state of Washington is between $142,300 and $224,900. This range depends on factors including but not limited to applicant’s location, skills, prior relevant experience, and leveling.

We want our employees to have a stake in Convoy’s success, so full-time employees are also eligible to receive equity grants. Additionally for certain roles, employees may be eligible to earn incentives in the form of commissions, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.

Convoyagers and their families’ well-being is critical to our culture:

  • You’re Covered: 100% premium coverage for employee health insurance premiums and 85% premium coverage for dependents. On-demand primary care.
  • Recharge: Exempt employees have flexible time off, non-exempt employees accrue PTO (approximately 11+ days per year, based on accrual), and all receive an additional 9 paid holidays per year.
  • Time to bond: We offer 16 weeks of parental leave for both caregivers. We also offer family planning benefits through Progyny (can be used towards fertility preservation, IVF, adoption/surrogacy reimbursement).
  • Take Care: We offer 16 free sessions per year for guided self-care with a coach, therapy, and other wellness tools through Lyra.
  • Support the Unexpected: We offer backup childcare and adult/elder-care options through Bright Horizons.
  • Plan ahead: Our 401K plan makes it easy to save for retirement. You can also utilize HSA and FSA options in our health plans.
  • Get there sustainably: Public transportation (Orca or Marta card provided in eligible locations) and commuter benefits.

Convoy is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you’re excited to join the ride, we’d love to hear from you!