Gopuff: Principal Data Scientist, Delivery Technology

Principal Data Scientist, Delivery Technology


Are you passionate about data science? Do you describe yourself as an innovative problem solver? Looking for an opportunity that will directly impact the customer experience at GoPuff? Come join the GoPuff Data Science team and #ChangeTheGame. GoPuff is a high-growth startup that is revolutionizing hyper-local instant e-commerce. We warehouse and deliver tens of thousands of products to your door super fast.

As a Principal Data Scientist at GoPuff working on the Delivery Technology Team, you will lead the vision and delivery of data-driven models to optimize the delivery experience for consumers and delivery partners on our platform across dispatch optimization, delivery routing/ETAs, driver pricing/incentives, as well as the delivery partner experience. All of that, with a direct impact on the delivery experience that is so core to serving our customers’ immediate needs. You’ll have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the future success of GoPuff.

We’re looking for a doer, problem solver, and thought leader.


  • Collaborate with our business, product, and engineering partners across the organization to vision and deliver data science solutions for practical business problems

  • Deeply understand our users, our products, and our data to identify opportunities for creating machine learning, optimization, and causal inference solutions to deliver a better customer experience and make our business more efficient

  • Build data-driven, robust, and replicable data science models

  • Use experimentation and causal inference to measure the impact of our models on user engagement and business metrics

  • Serve as a tech lead on the Delivery Technology DS team

  • Provide mentorship to junior data scientists on the team


  • 5+ years of industrial experience in data science

  • MS or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Engineering or other quantitative field

  • Strong ability to translate ambiguous business problems into well-defined technical objectives and provide concrete data science solutions.

  • Expert in machine learning, statistics, and experimentation.

  • Proficient in Python, SQL, and source control management tools.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (to both technical and business audiences).

  • Effective, resilient, resourceful, and kind.

About Us

The only predictable thing about life is that it’s wildly unpredictable. That’s where we come in.

When life does what it does best, customers turn to GoPuff to deliver their everyday essentials and to get through their day & night, work day and weekend.

We’re assembling a team of thinkers, dreamers & risk-takers…the kind of people who know the value of peace of mind in an unpredictable world. (And people who love snacks.)

Like what you’re hearing? Welcome to GoPuff.

The GoPuff Fam is committed to an inclusive workplace where we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or familial status, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We believe in diversity and encourage any qualified individual to apply. We are an equal employment opportunity employer.

Gopuff takes pride in creative problem-solving and in-person collaboration to make quick and informed decisions. This role will have a hybrid work schedule, where you will be able to showcase your creativity and build strong relationships with teams in a cross-functional manner three days a week (Tuesday - Thursday) from one of our 8 hub locations!

Northeast: Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Washington DC; New York, NY

West Coast: San Francisco, CA; Concord, CA; Seattle, WA

Miami: Aventura, FL


We want to help our employees stay safe and healthy! We offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, optional FSAs and HSA plans, 401k, commuter benefits, supplemental employee, spouse and child life insurance to all eligible employees.*

We also offer:*

-Gopuff employee discount

-Career growth opportunities

-Internal rewards programs

-Annual performance appraisal and bonus

-Equity program

*Not applicable for contractors or temporary employees.

At Gopuff, we know that life can be unpredictable. Sometimes you forget the milk at the store, run out of pet food for Fido, or just really need ice cream at 11 pm. We get it—stuff happens. But that’s where we come in, delivering all your wants and needs in just minutes.

And now, we’re assembling a team of motivated people to help us drive forward that vision to bring a new age of convenience and predictability to an unpredictable world.

Like what you’re hearing? Then join us on Team Blue.