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Taskrabbit // mobile freelancer marketplace
Seattle, Washington    Posted: Wednesday, July 07, 2021
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  • TaskRabbit is a remote-first company with employees distributed across the USA!
  • DataBird journals Best Places Best Companies for Diversity, #1 2019 & 2020
  • DataBird journals Best Places Best Companies for Women, #4 2019 & #1 2020

About the Role

Data is the lifeblood of TaskRabbit & we are building a ML team to provide real time predictions & drive business results. 

You will be a member of the Data Group: Data Science & Analytics, Data Engineering & ML Engineering.  We are a force multiplier, owning the data, analysis, & knowledge infrastructure that enables ourselves & our teammates to move faster & smarter.

As a Data Science & Machine Learning Manager, you will lead ML Engineers & full-stack Data Scientists  & work on most challenging problems across different business functions at TaskRabbit.  You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, to understand their problems,  evaluate their requirements  & provide actionable insights & recommendations.  You will also assist in defining metrics, analysis, planning, execution, & building reports & summaries for various business units. You will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Marketing, Growth, Product, Operations, & Customer Support teams in order to accelerate growth, optimize performance, & scale efficiently. Last but least, as part of the Data team,  you will work with Data Engineers to build data & ML infrastructure that would allow us to deploy ML models in production quickly & at scale..


  • Manage a team of data scientists responsible for solving real work business problems with ML, DL & NLP techniques.
  • Provide hands on technical leadership as well as combine business acumen with excellent problem solving skills
  • Partner with cross functional teams, develop & prioritize data science roadmaps & proactively drive projects to completion
  • Ask key questions about the product & translate business problems & requirements into data questions
  • Conduct experiments to improve business outcomes & answer business questions with data & advanced analytics
  • Build statistical models, reports, & dashboards to support business units achieve goals
  • Provide thought leadership on metrics, features & product usage

Background & Experience

We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds & experiences. Below gives you a sense of how we're thinking about what you'll need to be successful in the role.

  • MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Operations Research, or a related quantitative field
  • 2+ years of experience in building & managing high performing teams responsible for developing & deploying machine learning models 
  • 6+ years of hands on data science & ML experience in solving real world business problems & applying machine learning in production environment
  • Strong ability to make sound decisions & propose practical solutions 
  • Comfortable interacting with all management level with strong influencing skills & relationship building skills
  • Strong experience with SQL
  • Strong communication skills, both written & oral; comfortable presenting findings & recommendations to decision-makers
  • Excited about working with structured & unstructured large data sets
  • Experience with Looker, Tableau, or similar tool is a plus

Bonus Points

  • Agile. Intelligent. Creative. Problem-solver. Startup lover. You like making things happen.
  • We're looking for people that have a passion for data, technology & problem solving
  • You're familiar with our product & have some ideas on things you'd want to add or change!

About TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is a marketplace platform that conveniently connects people with Taskers to handle everyday home to-dos, such as furniture assembly, handyman work, moving help, & much more. Acquired by IKEA Group - the worlds largest furniture retailer - in 2017

At TaskRabbit, we want to make your neighborhood a little more familiar. Whether its a handyman (or woman!), a housecleaner, moving help or delivery person, were imagining a world where everyone will have a go-to team to make everyday life easier. As a company we celebrate innovation, inclusion & hard work. 

As a pioneer of the sharing economy, TaskRabbit was founded on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors. Since then, our network has grown to eight countries & 75+ cities, yet our core mission of creating a better everyday life for everyday people has remained the same.

Together with IKEA, were creating more opportunities for people to earn a consistent, meaningful income on their own terms by building lasting relationships with clients in communities around the world.

We are a group of mission-minded people. Our culture is collaborative, pragmatic, & fast-paced. Were looking for talented, entrepreneurially-minded & data-driven people who also have a passion for helping people do what they love - & have a ton of fun while theyre at it.

Youll love working here because:

  • TaskRabbit is a remote first company. We recognize that talented people live all over the world.
  • Collaboration hub offices in San Francisco, Austin & London
  • The People. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, & kind leaders & teams -- people you can be proud to work with!
  • Senior Leadership Team 75% women
  • Director Level 86% Diverse 
  • The Values. 
    • Care Deeply. We take time to be present & partner with our team & communities. 
    • Level Up. We navigate through ambiguity & go the extra mile.
    • Be A Better Neighbor. We build a diverse & sustainable community & encourage all voices.
    • Lead The Future Together. We value entrepreneurship & are inspire by action.

  • The diverse culture. We believe that we make better decisions when our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Women make up more than half of our team & leadership, & we strive to recruit & retain employees from all over the world.

  • The perks. TaskRabbit offers comprehensive medical, dental, vision 100% covered for employees, 401k plan with company matching,  generous & flexible vacation & holiday time off, commuter benefits, learning & development opportunities, career development trainings, monthly TaskRabbit product stipends, IKEA discounts, weekly meditations, & a dog-friendly office.

Equal Opportunity Employer

TaskRabbit is an equal opportunity employer & values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. TaskRabbit is committed to working with & providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical & mental disabilities.

TaskRabbit will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

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