Metromile is hiring a

Director of Data Science

San Francisco, United States

About us

Metromile is a start-up that is disrupting the $185 billion car insurance market by offering an entirely new model where the monthly bill is based on miles driven, paired with a smart driving app. Our product marries engineering and data science to deliver mobile technology, automotive telematics, and data-driven applications to make a car's data accessible and useful to modern drivers, including street sweeping alerts, trip stats, decoded check-engine lights, and car location. We aim to make car ownership as simple and affordable as it can be. 

You could think of us as the David to the auto insurance industry's Goliath. Buckle up and get ready to drive with Metromile.

About the role

Metromile data scientists work with exhaustive data on all aspects of the car to build genuinely useful driver services and insurance products. The Director will lead Metromile’s Data Science team, providing thought leadership, innovative and novel solutions for tricky problems, and both scale and develop the team as the company grows.

You will

  • Oversee our data scientists, providing technical oversight and mentoring
  • Help recruit for, and grow, our current team
  • Collaborate with company leadership to define and prioritize the development of data-centric features and products
  • Work closely with the larger engineering team to provide production ready systems
  • Work with a diverse team of M.S. and Ph.D. level data scientists who enjoy learning new methodologies at our weekly data science seminar, participating in Kaggle competitions, and publishing papers at machine learning conferences

About you

  • 5+ years professional experience writing and shipping code
  • 3+ years professional experience in machine learning and/or statistics
  • 3+ years experience in tech leadership or team management
  • Graduate degree in a quantitative discipline
  • Highly collaborative and passionate about mentorship and leadership
  • Bonus Points:
    • Experience building out and managing a team
    • PhD from a rigorous program

What’s in it for you

  • Competitive salary plus equity
  • Benefits (health, dental, vision)
  • Transportation and gym benefits
  • Catered lunches and a fully stocked kitchen
  • In office happy hour every Friday
  • Monthly social events (trivia nights, skeeball, ropes course, etc)
  • Mac equipment and ergonomic work station, customized to your specs