Carvana is hiring a

Data Scientist

Phoenix, United States

Data Scientist



At Carvana, we’re tackling one of the largest, yet-to-be-disrupted markets in the world – the $1T per year U.S. car market (yes, that’s $Trillion with a “T”). We provide a seamless, 100% online car buying experience for consumers from end-to-end: acquiring, inspecting, and certifying high quality cars, providing 360° high-res photography inside and out of the vehicle, generating real-time financing and warranty options, and delivering the car to our customers’ doors in as little as 24 hours with a 7 day money back guarantee. With no dealerships or commissioned sales people, we save thousands of dollars per car in expenses that we pass on to our customers.

Recently named Forbes’ 5th Most Promising Company in the U.S., we offer the excitement, culture, and opportunity of a start-up, with the capitalization and infrastructure of a much more established business. For more information on Carvana, take a look at our company introduction video.



We’re looking for data scientists with a passion for tackling big problems. As a member of our analytics team, you will help drive projects that inform decisions across all areas of our business. You will have the opportunity to work with a top-caliber team of former professors and PhDs, develop insights from a large array of proprietary datasets, and apply cutting edge methods in machine learning, experimental design, simulation and optimization, and statistics to a wide range of problems. Most importantly, you will see your insights have an immediate, tangible impact every day in a well-funded and rapidly growing company.



  • Utilize data and rigorous analytical methods to drive decision-making across all areas of the business:
    • Marketing
    • Personalization and product optimization
    • Purchasing
    • Pricing
    • Manufacturing process optimization
    • Logistics
    • Credit scoring and actuarial science
    • Aggregate data from a variety of datasets, automate data collection and processing, and identify new data sources
    • Develop optimization algorithms and guide integration with existing technology
    • Design and execute experiments to expedite learning
    • Communicate analytical findings to product development and operations teams
    • Identify and drive new analytics initiatives



  • 2+ years of experience doing quantitative analysis, with proven experience delivering results on research or analytics projects
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, or Statistics. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Fluency in SQL and at least one statistical package such as R, SAS, MATLAB, Stata, etc.
  • Strong understanding of statistics, experimental design and data mining methods
  • Knowledge of other programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, or .Net) and/or experience with large data sets (e.g., Hadoop) is a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects to completion without guidance
  • Strong communication skills



  • A full-time, salaried position
  • Medical (employee medical fully paid by Carvana), Dental, and Vision benefits
  • A 401K with company match
  • All the perks your heart desires (gym, snacks, iced coffee on tap)
  • Access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others across the organization



Hiring is contingent on passing a complete background check 

Carvana is an equal opportunity employer.