Shelf Engine

Seattle, WA or Denver, CO, USA

Posted on: 2022-05-11

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Senior Data Scientist

About the company:

Shelf Engine uses machine learning to help grocery stores dial in their orders to minimize waste and maximize profits.

We're hiring across all functions! We're looking for stellar engineers, operators, and marketers. Are you interested in joining a tight-knit team that's committed to reducing food waste? Get in touch!

At Shelf Engine, our mission is to reduce food waste through automation. We harness the power of AI to provide real-time, intelligent forecasting and fully automated ordering to food retailers across the United States. We’re able to drastically reduce the amount of food waste generated while simultaneously maximizing sales and expanding margins for grocers—a triple win for suppliers and retailers, consumers, and the environment.

Shelf Engine is searching for a talented Senior Data Scientist to join our growing team. In this role, you will research, build, and launch new algorithms and solutions to solve complex problems for a rapidly evolving product. The goal is to help Shelf Engine develop best-in-class machine learning and advanced statistical models to achieve business objectives. You’ll accomplish this by clarifying requirements, scoping projects, identifying appropriate algorithms from ideation to launch and iteration.

This position is based in Seattle, WA or Denver, CO, with a hybrid schedule of 3 days/week in office

As a Senior Data Scientist at Shelf Engine, you will: 

  • Research, build, and launch machine learning and advanced statistical models to solve complex problems
  • Learn and share knowledge with the team to determine strategies, solutions, and initiatives 
  • Provide technical mentorship and expand training to improve data science best practices 
  • Design, analyze, and interpret the results of experiments
  • Work closely with Engineering, Operations, and Customer teams to identify problem areas and develop robust, scalable solutions

What we are looking for in a candidate: 

  • You embrace our company principles: make the first move, make better decisions, be furiously curious, commit and deliver, have empathy, invent solutions, be authentic
  • 5-7+ years industry experience with some combination of: 
    • Experience putting models into production or with a live online system 
    • Experience working with big data and standard tooling (e.g. Python, SQL, Spark)
    • Experience with performance monitoring and automated alerting 
    • Experience with production ML tooling (e.g. Airflow, Databricks, Azure, AWS, or GCP)
  • Experience working in production and can incorporate testing, monitoring model performance, Git, and Airflow into your workflow
  • Experience in advanced machine learning, statistics, experimentation, and optimization
  • Masters/PhD degree in a STEM field
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. for any employer

What Shelf Engine offers you: 

  • A unique opportunity to join a fast-growing sustainability startup early on, making a meaningful impact on the team as well as the environment
  • An inclusive work environment that emphasizes each team member’s personal and professional growth
  • Competitive salary in the range of $150,000-$175,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Pre-IPO equity with a four-year vesting schedule
  • PTO that is unlimited and self-managed for full-time employees
  • 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, and 50% covered for eligible dependents
  • Coverage for life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and access to a robust Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional employee contribution of pre-tax dollars to medical and dependent care FSA accounts
  • 401k plan through Guideline to contribute to your financial future
  • Seattle only: Company-paid ORCA transit card

Please note, employees will need to provide proof of vaccination in order to access any of our offices or to attend company events.

About Us:

At Shelf Engine, you will join a team of driven, passionate, and caring people hungry to make change in an untapped industry. We’re not only solving complex technical problems at scale but also tackling key initiatives with significant environmental impacts. Our team is determined to disrupt a massive industry and leave behind a positive legacy for generations to come.

Shelf Engine is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.