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Senior Data Scientist (Dynamic Pricing)Singapore



Data Science
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Life at Grab
At Grab, every Grabber is guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles - the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility. These principles guide and help us make decisions as we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia.

Get to know the Fulfillment Team

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading super-app. We provide everyday services such as deliveries, mobility, financial services, enterprise services and others to millions of users across the region. The Fulfillment tech family is one of the pillars enabling Grab to out-serve our consumers and partners in different businesses and marketplaces across Southeast Asia. We are working on high throughput, real-time distributed systems that use sophisticated machine learning techniques to solve hundreds of millions of requests per day. Our mission is to offer the best-in-class products and experiences to our driver partners as to increase adoption and engagement of our services. Improve driver partner opportunities and efficiency in order to fulfill customer orders without fail, rain or shine. And to create efficient marketplaces by determining an optimal price that is both sustainable and loved by our partners and consumers.

Get to know the role 

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join the team. We believe a successful candidate has solid understanding of machine learning, operation research and causal inference, tracking record of cleaning/processing data and building deep machine learning and/or optimisation models, experience working on deploying ML or Optimisation models in production systems, excellent soft skills to communicate with stakeholders. 

In return, you will have the opportunity to work on big data to extract insights and establish solutions. You will develop deep learning, causal machine learning, reinforcement learning, optimization and/or control models to solve dynamic pricing problems inside Grab’s marketplace and deploy them at scale. 

The Day-to-Day Activities 

  • Build self-optimizing passenger pricing and driver earning products that can automatically adjust booking/order fares in response to the dynamic and ever-changing market conditions to achieve predetermined objectives.

  • Develop precise, causally correct, and robust machine learning models to accurately predict consumer booking behavior, both short term and long term. Build economic models to capture the impact of consuming pricing on network efficiency and long run business sustainability.     

  • Construct scalable optimization models to search for the optimal fare for each booking. This involves finding the price point that attracts sufficient consumer demand and maximizes the revenue. 

  • Establish pipelines to automate the model parameter tuning and model serving in a scalable way.

  • Create technical documents outlining the methodologies and findings, and present solutions to business stakeholders in a clear, non-technical manner.

  • Take charge of project management, collaborate closely with the technical teams to deploy the machine learning models in a production environment, ensuring their smooth integration into the system.

  • Communicate and collaborate with country teams to implement and roll out the pricing strategies effectively. This involves coordinating efforts, addressing any concerns or challenges, and ensuring consistent execution across different markets. 

The Must-Haves

  • Master or PhD Degree in computer science, operation research, mathematics, statistics, economy, physics, software engineering or related fields 

  • 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: generic machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning (control), causal inference, optimisation. 

  • Experience translating complex business problems into ML/AI formulations.

  • Develop and improve data processing ETL pipelines to efficiently support data analysis, model training and model serving works

  • Proficiency in Python, Tensorflow, sql, spark. Experience in writing efficient sql query and readable, maintainable and testable codes.

  • Experience developing production quality Pipelines to automate the model tuning and deployment.

  • Excellent communication skills to manage the stakeholders.

The Nice-to-Haves

  • Candidates with expertise in streaming data using frameworks like Apache Flink and Apache Spark will have an added advantage. 

  • Experience with distributed systems and cloud services such as AWS, GCP, and Azure is highly valued.

  • Candidates who have made contributions to open source projects will be awarded bonus points during the evaluation process. 

  • The ability to autonomously explore new ideas and learn new skills to accomplish tasks is a crucial attribute we seek in potential candidates.

Our Commitment
We are committed to building diverse teams and creating an inclusive workplace that enables all Grabbers to perform at their best, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity or sexual orientation and other attributes that make each Grabber unique.

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