Senior Analytics Lead at Postmates
San Francisco, CA, US

WHO WE ARE

Postmates enables anyone to have just about anything on-demand. We pioneered the on-demand space and currently serve 80% of US households with a fleet of more than 350,000 Postmates and the largest network of merchants in the US. We’re changing the landscape of commerce by making cities our warehouses, providing the delivery infrastructure, and connecting our customers to any product, anywhere, anytime. Postmates isn’t just an app, it’s a way of life and a part of pop culture. We are the O.G. of on-demand and we’ve given people a new superpower — the ability to Postmate anything from anywhere. We’re building a movement to make Postmates a verb: Postmate it.

WHAT WE DO

Postmates runs one of the largest marketplaces in the country, connecting consumers, merchants, and Postmates in real-time. Building high powered intelligence atop our large-scale dataset is a serious challenge and we are looking for candidates who are ready to dig in. Postmates isn’t just another ad platform or mobile app for delivering static user generated content: We have real customers paying real money for a real service.

Postmates moves cities and you’ll be at the forefront of demonstrating how. As an Analytics Lead, you will help us unlock insights from an enormous trove of consumer, commerce, and logistics datasets. You will use your full toolkit -- SQL query writing, data analysis, data synthesis -- to report out what’s happening and recommend what to do next. You’ll lead in the development or reports and analyses designed to support a rapidly evolving business with limited comparables or precedents. You will partner with Product & Engineering to surface insights and influence how the broader organization thinks about our challenges.

We’re looking for someone with an insatiable curiosity who is always asking why. Someone who can translate simple questions into complex analysis and translate them back into straightforward language. We love learning, and we expect that you will learn new things and teach us new things as we build out our intelligence capabilities.

OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • 8-10+ years of applied experience executing analysis, communicating results, & developing metrics that matter
  • Demonstrated experience in translating data into decision-ready insights
  • Experience with data tools -- Python, R, SQL -- as well as proficiency with spreadsheets
  • SQL is a must -- every analysis starts with “go get some data”
  • A strong communicator. Explaining complex concepts shouldn’t be a problem for you.
  • Comfortable and effective at juggling multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast paced work environment.
  • You are scrappy. You approach questions with a scientific rigor, but can execute pragmatically -- the simplest solution may be the best at times.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.

OUR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years experience working in an analytics organization or related field
  • A solid math and statistics background
  • A Master's degree (or higher) in a technical field (Statistics, Operations Research, Math, Physics, Engineering …)

YOUR BENEFITS

Postmates has your back. In our impact-first work environment, we value huge company vision. As you strive to build the future with us, we’ll support you with: 

  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan.
  • Access to the Postmates 401(k) plan.
  • 100% coverage for employees medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • 95% coverage for dependents medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for qualified out-of-pocket health care costs.
  • Flexible time off policy under which Postmates will not limit paid time off for vacations or to handle personal affairs. (Salaried US Employees)
  • 16 days paid time off and 7 days paid sick leave (Hourly US Employees; amount of paid sick leave depends on state).
  • 3 days paid time to volunteer through CivicLabs and positively impact the communities we serve.
  • Generous parental leave including flexible transition plans, Postmates meal credit, and subsidized access to the Milk Store, Urban Sitter, and Concern.
  • Free and confidential counseling resources through an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits for parking or transit fees.
  • A free subscription to Postmates Unlimited.
  • Catered lunches, open snack bar, and subsidized Postmates Pickup meals.