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Updater // streamline the moving process
Engineering, Full Time    Oakland, CA; New York City; Remote (USA)    Posted: Monday, March 21, 2022
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Moving is one of the most universally relatable problems. Everyones done it -- & everyone knows how frustrating & painful it can be. Updater is solving that pain at scale. Were a well-funded & growth-focused company that helps over 25% of all households in the US move annually, & were growing quickly.

On the Data team, our mission is to use data to improve business outcomes. We partner closely with stakeholders across the company to democratize data-driven decision-making & bring data to bear on Updaters toughest problems. We play an active role in all major business decisions, & originate impactful initiatives that help build the next-generation moving experience were creating for hundreds of millions of Americans!

As a Lead Data Scientist, youll lead business performance forecasting & opportunity evaluation across Updater.  Youll partner with fellow data scientists on the Data team, our FP&A team, & other key leaders to develop a deep understanding of the levers that move our business, craft high-confidence forecasts of Updaters growth, & rigorously evaluate new initiatives under consideration by our executive team.  Youll have the unique opportunity to significantly impact the entire organization in developing the foundation for data science to accurately predict potential revenue generation & inform how those forecasts are impacted by business decisions.  Youll also help build our Financial Data Science function from the ground up.

Learn more about our Data team

About the Role

  • Establish Finance Data Science function at Updater including defining forecasting methodologies, identifying & filling technology gaps, & evangelizing a culture of rigorous performance forecasting across the company.
  • Forecast business performance across Updater to inform internal & investor-facing forward-looking statements.
  • Bring deep understanding of Updaters business to bear to identify novel opportunities to unleash even greater growth for our company; partner with stakeholders to bring those opportunities to life.
  • Advise fellow Data team members & stakeholders alike on opportunity assessment of upcoming initiatives likely impact on business performance.

About You

  • Empathy: you strive to see the world from the point of view of your stakeholders & our business in order to anticipate needs -- bonus points for being able to incept stakeholders before they themselves know what they need.
  • Humility: you have an opinion, but arent afraid to be proven wrong, & are open to suggestions on what tool or technique is best to most efficiently solve a problem.
  • Strong communication: youre as comfortable talking with our VP of Finance as you are with our Executive team.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity: youre used to being asked open-ended questions & whittling them down to questions that can be answered by hard data.
  • 5+ years of experience as a Data Scientist in a fast-paced work environment; proven ability to drive impact through forecasting.
  • Strong command of the fundamentals of statistics.
  • Strong command of SQL.

About Updater

Updater makes moving easier for the 11 million households that relocate every year in the US. With Updater, users seamlessly forward mail, transfer utilities, connect TV & internet, & much more. Thousands of the most prominent real estate companies in the US (from real estate brokerages to multifamily & relocation companies) rely on Updaters real estate products to save clients hours with a branded & personalized Updater moving experience.

Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised over $250 million from leading investors, including SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors), & more. Updater has ranked on Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC in 2016, 2018, & 2021. For more information, please visit

Updater is proud to be an equal opportunity employer & will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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