Sr. Data Scientist

  • Bird
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Jul 25, 2020

Job Description

Who Is Bird

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

You'll be responsible for pushing the business forward on all fronts, supported by the insights derived from your deep understanding of our data and operations. You'll be partnering with our executives and supporting their decision-making during this critical time of scaling the business.


  • Develop data-driven insights and statistical models that optimize the numerous aspects of the Bird experience and business model
  • Collaborate on software development with other scientists and engineers to develop end-to-end algorithmic products
  • Communicate results to peers, partner groups, and senior leadership
  • Manage stakeholder relationships to ensure delivery of actionable insights for decision makers and effective integration with systems


  • M.S. or PhD degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Operations Research or other quantitative fields with explicit applications of statistical techniques
  • 5-7 years of experience driving business impact through rigorous analysis and building data products
  • Deep expertise in mathematical modeling, analyzing observational data, and A/B testing
  • Strong programming skills in Python or R
  • Experience prototyping and productizing ML models using software development best practices
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills


  • Background in causal inference, mathematical optimization, time-series analysis, bandit problems, probabilistic state modeling and/or reinforcement learning
  • Significant experience working with large datasets and large-scale production and their accompanying tools (e.g. Spark, Presto, cloud-based architectures, etc.)
  • Experience with data science applied to logistics and demand systems a plus

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.

Organization type



201-500 employees