Sr. Decision Scientist at Grubhub
Chicago, IL, US / New York City, NY, US

About The Opportunity

Grubhub is dedicated to connecting hungry diners with our wide network of restaurants across the country. Our innovative technology, easy-to-use platforms and streamlined delivery capabilities make us an industry leader today, and in the future of online food ordering. 

We strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities we serve. When you join our team, you become part of a community that works together to innovate, solve problems, take risks, grow, work hard and have a ton of fun in the process!

Why Work For Us

We have a fast-paced environment and that is what our teams thrive on. Grubhub believes in empowering people and offering opportunities for development, as well as professional growth.  We value strong, positive relationships in all areas: with each other, our customers and our greater community.  Want to be a part of a team of diverse collaborators in an authentically fun culture?  If so, we want to talk to you - and hear what’s your favorite restaurant for food delivery!

About the team:

Grubhub is looking for an innately curious, business-minded, results-oriented Senior Decision Scientist with a strong statistics background to work on our Systems Analysis team.  As part of our Delivery initiative, the Systems Analysis team is focused on providing analysis to accelerate and perfect our delivery systems.  As a member of this extremely collaborative team you will get to partner with operations, finance, product, data science and engineering. In this highly visible role, you will be responsible for selecting and implementing appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and inform new business initiatives as well as the development and execution of technology roadmaps. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ad hoc data analysis, development of regression models for ongoing assessment, development of dashboards and proposing new metrics that can help us better understand our systems.  You will also partner with our simulation team to help us better digest and interpret the output of our simulation tools.

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle

Understand the business! Work directly with stakeholders to address their needs.

Work with our software engineers to understand the output of our services and ensure they meet analytical requirements

Model system interactions and behaviors for various holistic initiatives

Inform real-time data requirements design

Partner with Product and Engineering teams to understand new product ideas, assess risks and ensure that the necessary data is available

Understand our brands, markets, user behaviors, and long-term trends and help assess these

Develop and implement models to inform business decisions

Question our assumptions! Find new and better ways to do what we’re doing.

Assess new algorithms and business policies in partnership with our operations research team.

Relentlessly analyze and improve the performance of our business.

You Should Have

BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Economics, Statistics or other technical field OR

MS in quantitative discipline (Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other technical field etc) or equivalent experience

4+ years experience with quantitative analysis

A passion for the power of statistics and a good understanding of when it is the right tool

Experience applying descriptive statistics, business process or scenario analysis, and visualization to solve real-world problems 

Experience with PySpark, Hive and the Python data stack

Strong R programming experience

Strong data querying capabilities using SQL

Ability to explain the application of statistics in simple terms to business users

Experience with Plotly or other visualization tools a plus

And Of Course, Perks!

Flexible PTO. Grubhub employees are provided a generous amount of time to recharge their batteries. 

Health and Wellness. We provide programs that support your overall well-being such as generous medical benefits, employee network groups, company-wide fitness challenges, and a comfortable and casual workplace! We also support our parents by offering 8 weeks of paid parent bonding time, a 4-week returnship program, and 6-8 weeks paid medical leave.

Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. From day one, we empower you to lead and be an active participant in your career growth.  We provide continuous learning opportunities, training, and coaching and mentorship programs.  

MealPerks. Who’s ready for some lunch? We provide our employees with a weekly Grubhub credit  to enjoy and support local restaurants. We also offer company-wide meals several times a year to bring our Grubhub family together.

Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives. Some of our popular past events include: Wing-eating contests, Grubtoberfest, 5k Runs, Bring Your Child to Work Day, regular happy hours, and more!

Social Impact. We believe in the importance of serving the communities that support our business. In addition, employees are given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them.