Director, Data Science

| Greater NYC Area
Transfix is the leading freight marketplace that's transforming the $700 billion trucking industry, connecting shippers to a national network of reliable carriers. Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Unilever, and Target rely on Transfix to handle their most important full truck load (FTL) freight needs. With instant pricing tools, guaranteed capacity, data-driven insights, and reliable service, Transfix is changing the world of transportation one load at a time. Come leave a positive impact on the environment as we help reduce the carbon footprint caused by the 65 billion wasted miles on the road.
Based in New York City, Transfix is backed by top VC firms including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Canvas Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau. The company has raised more than $78.5 million in funding and was named one of Forbes' "Next Billion-Dollar Startups" in 2018.
The problems we solve every day are real and require creativity, grit, and determination. We are building a culture that challenges norms while fostering experimentation and personal growth. We're hiring team members who are passionate and are energized by the vision to simplify and transform one of the largest and most complex industries through technology, data and a strong commitment to customers.
As our Director, Data Science you will lead a team of talented Data Scientists and Analysts to build and evolve the core engine of Transfix’s marketplace. Using traditional and non-traditional techniques, you will lead the creation of pricing models, market forecasts, auction bidding strategies, and carrier matching algorithms. You will work with a varied set of teams across the organization to drive our company’s most important business goals.
If you’re excited about transforming an industry, being part of an innovative culture, and making a positive impact on the environment, send us your resume.

What's you'll do

  • Set strategy and roadmaps for our Data Science and BI teams
  • Develop models to predict freight costs and market forecasts using time series modeling and forecasting
  • Create bidding and pricing strategies for automated daily and annual auctions
  • Deliver carrier-network matching algorithms and advanced network analyses to unearth optimization opportunities
  • Collaborate with our Sales, Account Management, and Operations teams to drive company KPIs.
  • Drive adoption of improved processes and innovative technologies and tools
  • Promote a culture of data-driven decision making by evangelizing and making data and insights easily accessible across the organization
  • Partner with data engineering for system design and infrastructure

About you

  • 3+ years experience leading and managing high performance Data Science teams
  • 5+ years experience performing statistical modeling, machine learning, and advanced analytics with structured and unstructured data.
  • Strong problem solver who is comfortable devising creative solutions when presented with imperfect or sparse data sets
  • Experience with two-sided marketplaces and supply-demand dynamics
  • Biased for action and driving impact rather than “perfect” theoretical solutions
  • Experience in bidding and pricing (e.g., quant experience)
  • Deep experience with SQL and Python or R
  • Proficiency in math, statistics, economics, engineering, or a related field.

To all recruitment agencies: Transfix does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be held responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Transfix borders the famous Times Square neighborhood–there is nothing you won't find here!

An Insider's view of Transfix

What are some social events your company does?

Transfix has a culture committee dedicated towards creating events that cater to our team’s unique interests. From Game Night to Transfixgiving Dinner, our events are a healthy mix of both in-house team bonding to outdoor team building experiences.

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What are Transfix Perks + Benefits

Transfix Benefits Overview

Transfix covers 100% medical benefits for all full-time employees, as well as provides flexible paid vacation.

We have amazing catered lunches every Friday, and a kitchen that is stocked with snacks / drinks throughout the week. Depending on the season, we have avocados for days. Not to mention, there's enough cold brew on tap to win the Kentucky Derby!

Lastly, we have a cultural committee called "Guardians of the Galaxy" that meets bi-monthly to make sure each month has it's fair share of fun office events. Maintaining a fun and inclusive office culture that keeps employees engaged it very important to us.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our Medical, Vision, and Dental plans are 100% paid—we got you covered!

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