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Sovereign’s Capital
Sovereign’s Capital

Lead Data Scientist (Dynamic Pricing)



Data Science
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Company Description

Grab is Southeast Asia's leading superapp. We are dedicated to improving the lives of millions of users across the region by providing them everyday services such as deliveries, mobility, financial services, enterprise services and others. More than that, we provide the opportunity for them to have a better life. And that aspiration starts inside Grab because we believe in a seamless blend of work and home life, making every aspect of life better for all.

Guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles—the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility—we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia. With our unwavering commitment to our values, we believe that we're more than a service provider; we're agents of positive change.

Job Description

Get to know the team

The Pricing Data Science team is responsible for creating efficient marketplaces by determining an optimal price that is both sustainable and loved by our partners and consumers.

Get to know the role

We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist to build self-optimizing pricing products that can automatically adjust booking/order fares in response to the dynamic and ever-changing market conditions to achieve predetermined objectives. This role is reporting to the Head of Data Science (Pricing) and is based in Singapore.

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Translate the complex business problem into a Machine Learning or Optimisation model.
  • Identify and retrieve the relevant data for the explorative analysis, feasibility study and solution prototyping.
  • Build self-optimizing pricing products that can automatically adjust booking/order fares in response to the dynamic and ever-changing market conditions to achieve predetermined objectives.
  • Establish pipelines to automate the model parameter tuning and model serving in a scalable way.
  • Participate in the code and design review to maintain high development standards, build the dashboard to keep monitoring the health of DS solutions, and continuously maintain and improve the solutions.
  • Create technical documents outlining the methodologies and findings, and present solutions to business stakeholders in a clear, non-technical manner.
  • Take charge of project management, collaborate closely with the Engineer teams to deploy the machine learning models in a production environment, ensuring their smooth integration into the system.
  • Communicate and collaborate with country teams to implement and roll out the pricing strategies effectively. This involves coordinating efforts, addressing any concerns or challenges, and ensuring consistent execution across different markets.


The Must-Haves

  • PhD Degree in computer science, operation research, mathematics, statistics, economy, physics, software engineering or related fields
  • 3+ years of experience in two or more of the following areas: reinforcement learning, control thoery, causal inference, optimisation and deep learning.
  • Experience translating complex business problems into mathematical formulations.
  • Proficiency in Python, Tensorflow, Pytorch, SQL, Spark. Experience in writing efficient sql query and readable, maintainable and testable codes.
  • Develop and improve data processing ETL pipelines to efficiently support data analysis, model training and model serving works
  • Experience developing production quality Pipelines to automate the model tuning and deployment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to autonomously explore new ideas and learn new skills to accomplish tasks is a crucial attribute we seek in potential candidates.

The Nice-to-Haves

  • Academic research experience in Operations Research, Reinforcement Learning and Causal inference.
  • Candidates with expertise in streaming data using frameworks like Apache Flink will have an added advantage.
  • Experience with distributed systems and cloud services such as AWS, GCP, and Azure is highly valued.
  • Candidates who have made contributions to open source projects will be awarded bonus points during the evaluation process.
  • Familiarity working with VCS such as git, git-flow, understanding of full software development life-cycle

Additional Information

Benefits at Grab:

We care deeply about your well-being and are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Here are some of the global benefits we offer:

  • Protect and provide for your loved ones with peace of mind, knowing we have your back with Term Life Insurance and comprehensive Medical Insurance.
  • Craft a benefits package that suits your unique needs and aspirations with GrabFlex, because we believe in empowering you to thrive.
  • Embrace the magic of new life and create lasting memories with your family through Maternity and Paternity Leave.
  • Life can be overwhelming, but you're never alone. Our confidential Grabber Assistance Programme is here to guide and uplift you and your loved ones through life's challenges.
  • Your well-being is our priority. Benefit from our holistic well-being initiatives through Wellbeing@Grab, including health programmes, informative webinars, and vibrant carnivals.
  • Achieve a harmonious work-life balance with our FlexWork arrangements, allowing you to adapt and thrive in your personal and professional life.

We've got many different benefits hyper localised in each country. Speak to your recruiter during your interview to find out more.

What we stand for at Grab:

We are committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace that enables diverse Grabbers to grow and perform at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we consider all candidates fairly and equally regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, family commitments, physical and mental impairments or disabilities, and other attributes that make them unique. If you require accommodations to fully participate in the recruitment process, you are encouraged to include your request(s) when applying.

We deliver the greatest impact and ideas when we bring together diverse perspectives. It is what enables us to spread opportunities to Grabbers and our partners. It's not a box-ticking exercise; it's who we are.