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Data Scientist (Remote)



Data Science
United States
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023
About Transfix:
Transfix, named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups” list, is the leading transportation solutions provider whose digital brokerage marketplace and logistics software offerings are helping transform the $800 billion trucking industry. Since its founding in 2013, Transfix has been driven by a mission to deliver simple, smart, and sustainable solutions for shippers and carriers, powered by people and technology.
Here at Transfix, we are not only building incredible technology to help solve some of the world’s biggest, most complex, and most important challenges in the freight and logistics industry; We are also helping protect our environment and are passionate about making the world a better place by increasing sustainability and eliminating the extreme amount of waste that currently exists in our industry.
By combining deep industry expertise and a best in class carrier network with cutting-edge technology, Transfix is reimagining the world of transportation. Transfix works with some of the largest Fortune 500 companies such as Staples, Unilever, Target and Wayfair rely on Transfix to handle their most important FTL freight needs. With instant pricing, algorithmic matching, superior service, and unmatched intelligence, Transfix is optimizing the supply chain from start to finish.
The problems we solve everyday are real and require creativity, grit, and determination. Recognized as one of Built In’s Best Places to Work 2021 and 2022 and Great Place to Work Certified in 2022-2023, Transfix is building a culture that challenges norms while fostering experimentation and personal growth. We’re hiring team members who are passionate and are energized by the vision to simplify and transform one of the largest and most complex industries through technology, data and a strong commitment to customers.
About the Role:

Transfix is making continued investments in our machine learning function as we continue to grow, and we are seeking a Data Scientist to play a critical role in our growing and evolving Data function. In this highly strategic individual contributor position, you will implement machine learning models into critical business processes, forecast industry trends, and manage our machine learning pipelines.

As Data Scientists at Transfix, we are our own ML Ops. In this role, you’ll learn about managing your models from inception to deployment, including monitoring and designing improvements. Python is our production language for modeling and scripting. Our machine learning pipeline heavily involves AWS Sagemaker and other AWS products, Airflow for orchestration, and additional proprietary software to suit our needs.

In this role, you’ll utilize your expertise querying databases, writing production Python code, and bridging the gap between business problems and statistical theory to deliver solutions that are integral to the success and scalability of Transfix. The Data Science team has an ambitious roadmap and we’re looking for someone to elevate the team by joining our brainstorms, suggesting ways to improve our existing models, and help us blaze a trail into unchartered industry problems.

The models we currently have in production are a mix of tree-based models for both regression and classification, Bayesian estimators, Generalized Linear Models (such as Poisson regression) and non-model techniques including determining an optimal policy from simulations. These are the types of models you can expect to work with in this role.

If you are a strategic individual contributor data scientist who enjoys manipulating data to solve interesting, complex, and critical business problems, and are looking for boundless opportunities to grow your career in a collaborative, fast paced, high growth environment, then this role could be perfect for you… please keep reading!

What You’ll Do In this Role:

  • Act as a key data scientist on our team to drive critical and impactful data science projects, working closely among the Data Science, Analytics, Product, Engineering, and Go-To-Market teams
  • Build, upgrade, and deploy models related to improving our ability to price effectively in the freight auction marketplace
  • Support production pipeline maintenance including ETL, training, deployment, and monitoring.
  • Utilize industry data, internal data, and other key indicators to build forecasting models that predict freight market price changes
  • Collaborate with and provide analytic and machine learning support for key teams across the organization - including but not limited to Sales, Operations, Product, and Compliance
  • Discern whether the data we’re collecting is sufficient to apply machine learning as a solution
  • Apply statistical inference techniques to describe dynamic, complex systems
  • Support the communication and education of our methods to stakeholders by building trust that the solution Data Science is delivering meets the needs of the business
  • Partner with the larger data team on data-driven analysis, key insights, and reports on KPIs

How You Know this Role is For You:

  • You have 1+ years of working experience manipulating data sets and building statistical models
  • You have extensive experience and a proficient fluency with Python and can demonstrate that you have used the prominent numerical and graphical packages in the language
  • You’re excited about being part of a small team and enjoy the parts of the model development process where everyone participates and shares ideas with each other
  • You are equally comfortable sharing your unique perspective as you are in defending and providing evidence that support your point of view
  • You have experience querying SQL databases and working with data in business intelligence tools like Tableau or Looker
  • You’ve worked with a variety of machine learning techniques such as clustering, dimensionality reduction and decision tree learning
  • You have experience with advanced statistical techniques such as regression, sampling, simulation, and time series forecasting
  • You're looking to grow your career in Data Science!
  • You’re intellectually curious, have a bias for action, show humility and pragmatism, are detail oriented and an outstanding communicator

You’re A Mile Ahead If (Not Required, but Nice to Have!):

  • You have a Bachelors, Masters, or other advanced degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative field, and/or a graduate degree in economics, political science, or other social science with a quantitative focus
  • Experience with AWS Sagemaker, other AWS products, and Airflow

What You can Expect from Transfix:

  • This role is part of Transfix's fully-remote Tech organization. Our headquarters is based in New York City, and we are prioritizing candidates who are based in Eastern and Central timezones.
  • We are offering a market competitive salary of $89,250 to $150,500 per year depending on experience level, scope, and geographic location, which includes base salary as well as Restricted Stock Units (equity) in Transfix.
  • We offer 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision health benefit premiums. That's $0 out of your paycheck!
  • We offer 3 months of parental leave, fertility coverage, childcare support, pet insurance, gym reimbursement, unlimited sick days, generous PTO, and have 7 company holidays + 3 floating holidays.
  • Career growth! We are growing quickly and prioritize developing our teams to meet their full potential and promoting from within.
  • A commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Sustainability. Approximately 40% of our executive Leadership team is female, and half of our employee population is BIPOC. We have several incredible Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), such as Pride@, Somos@, ForTheCulture@, AAPI@ and Women@, and are committed to continuously improving diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice every single day.

Note: If you are looking for a salary outside of this range, but this role looks exciting to you, we still encourage you to apply. We are growing quickly here at Transfix and may have other roles that could be aligned for your skillset opening very soon!


Are you concerned that you don't meet every job requirement? Studies have shown that women are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification, and we know that companies that welcome diversity are 170% more innovative. At Transfix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply! You may be more aligned than you think for this role, or a great fit for other roles here.

Transfix is deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our hiring, programming, and in our work both internally and externally. We recognize how critical diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are to achieving our mission, our growth, and our success. In support of this commitment, some of our focuses include (but are not limited to):
  • Developing policies, procedures, and services to our employees, carriers, and shippers that uplift and protect to prevent inequalities
  • Building relationships among our employees, customers, and supporters that are reflective of our community
  • Prioritizing the inclusion of diverse communities and underrepresented groups in internal leadership
  • Fostering a culture of compassion, empathy, open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusivity
  • Creating and maintaining opportunities for continuous education, discourse, and engagement related to issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice
Transfix is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Transfix are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, and are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law. It is Transfix’s policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. Transfix does not and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Transfix encourages applicants of all ages.
To all recruitment agencies: Transfix does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be held responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.