Head of Data Science

| Chicago

About us:

Farmer’s Fridge started with an idea in Chicago: make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. Our handcrafted meals are delivered daily to over 200 software-enabled smart fridges and can be conveniently purchased at the fridge or using our mobile apps. We are based in the Fulton Market neighborhood and supported by $45 million in venture capital from prominent local and national firms, including leading technology investor Innovation Endeavors. We are building a world class team to drive fast growth and bring our wholesome, delicious foods to new markets and cities.

About this job:

As the Head of Data Science, you’ll be responsible for driving business decisions by leveraging Farmer’s Fridge’s unique datasets. You will lead efforts to maximize the strategic use of data by collecting data, performing analysis, communicating insights, and building a data-driven culture across the Company. You will build the data team by creating a vision, hiring and growing best in class data scientists, and acting as a key stakeholder in enhancing our data technologies. Just a few of the initiatives you will drive include automating fridge stocking and distribution models, predicting the performance of prospective fridge placements, building personalized product recommendation engines, and leading A/B testing efforts across the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data to see beyond the numbers and understand how our users interact with our core products
  • Partner closely with product, engineering, and functional teams by identifying trends and opportunities to solve operational challenges
  • Inform, influence, support, and execute our product decisions that need to be integrated throughout the company
  • Build/maintain dashboards, reports, and metrics to monitor the performance of our products and business
  • Mine the large amounts of data and extract useful product insights from proprietary sources
  • Manage development of data resources, gather requirements, organize sources, and support product launches
  • Lead and grow a team of outstanding analysts

Minimum qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of experience in managing other team members in a formal capacity
  • 5+ years of experience doing quantitative analysis in a software or machine learning environment
  • Proficient with SQL, Python, R, and/or other programming languages.
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance
  • Ability to communicate analytical results effectively to all levels of the organization (leadership, board, staff, etc.)
  • Experience creating a new department and establishing vision for a new function
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Domo, Looker, etc.)
  • Experience with Hadoop or other MapReduce paradigms, and associated languages such as Pig, Hive, etc.
  • Expertise building big-data analytics solutions with appropriate use of relational and NoSQL database technologies

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Math, Physics, Engineering, or related quantitative field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with customer segmentation, churn prediction, campaign optimization, and more
  • Experience with AWS data stores (e.g. DynamoDB, Redshift, etc.)
  • CPG and software industry experience helpful
  • Experience creating and implementing Machine Learning techniques

Check out our BuiltIn Chicago page to see what it’s like to work here: https://www.builtinchicago.org/company/farmers-fridge

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Located in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, we’re at the epicenter of the startup community. Find coffee shops, breweries, and inspiration all around.

An Insider's view of Farmer's Fridge

What are some social events your company does?

Working at a start-up can be a roller coaster, so we do our best to balance work & play. We have regular get-togethers including happy hours, mixers, and impromptu outings to celebrate the wins at the many restaurants & breweries in the area. We also throw a mean party, are 2018 kickball league champions and have yoga classes in the office monthly.

Eden

Revenue & Sustainability Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Given the fast-paced environment at the Fridge, things change so quickly around here. Each day comes with new projects and priorities - and no two days look the same. From meetings and calls to strategizing with the team, and travel, in the two years I've been here, it's safe to say that each day is different.

Syed Shah

Head of Expansion

What makes someone successful on your team?

In a space dominated by big food players, we are building something truly innovative, and the response from the community reaffirms that we're on our way to helping people live healthier, happier lives. Challenges are met with optimism and passion instead of deep sighs and frustration, and the team really bands together to achieve shared goals.

Caroline

Director of Operations Systems

What is your vision for the company?

Farmer's Fridge aims to make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. We are on a mission to improve public health through better access to delicious, nutritious food.

Luke

Founder & CEO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I love coming to a place where my coworkers are supportive of my trials as a working Mom. Where time is made for quiet, uninterrupted work with weekly clarity breaks. Where we are fully supported in our projects. I get to bring all of myself to work, the Mom, the food lover, and the runner—and feel like each part is appreciated and celebrated!

Sarah

Customer Development Manager

What are Farmer's Fridge Perks + Benefits

Farmer's Fridge Benefits Overview

Let’s talk perks. Because keeping you healthy and happy is what we’re all about.

We offer:
Traditional Benefits -- Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, LTD

10 paid holidays

Generous PTO policy (Did somebody say vacay?!)

Daily Fridge Credits (Yep—Lunch is on us! Free snacks, too!)

Monthly cell phone credit

Spontaneous company events and community service activities (kickball, yoga, and yes—even the occasional bonsai tree taming tutorial can be expected!)

Opportunity to work with a phenomenal team of individuals that are constantly pushing the market boundaries to offer delicious, nutritious food at the utmost convenience.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
We love to engage with our community and participate in events that are aligned with our mission
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Regular team celebrations for company milestones and other special events.
Free Daily Meals
Daily Fridge credits!
Stocked Kitchen
We have snacks and drinks available.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Our sports leagues fuel teamwork and collaboration with a healthy dose of fun competition.

Additional Perks + Benefits

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