Uber Info Session – Economics & Research Position

Uber Info Session – Friday, November 16

11:00 am – 12:00 pm, North Hall 2111


Uber (yes, UBER!), wants to hire some UCSB Economics students!

Uber is looking for graduating Seniors for their Economics & Research teams.

The Research and Economics team, led by the Chief Economist, is responsible for addressing the thorny policy and business challenges impacting Uber globally.  As a data scientist on this team, you would be expected to bring analytical and empirical rigor to bear on important questions relating to economics, transportation policy, and urban planning.

Full Description

What You’ll Need

  • A bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Transportation Planning, or another quantitative field; PhDs welcomed
  • 1+ years of quantitative research or data science experience
  • Strong data skills and the ability to learn to use tools such as SQL, Python, R, and GIS mapping tools to work efficiently at scale
  • The capacity to work independently and execute a research plan with minimal oversight
  • The ability to organize and synthesize analyses and communicate data insights with clarity
  • Enthusiasm for learning and growth
From a current employee:
Honestly, it is fairly difficult to say exactly what type of candidate we are looking for. I guess a good description of what we are looking for is something along the lines of an intelligent analytical thinker who has research experience and preferably has some knowledge of economics, statistics, and a programming language. Although, we’re flexible with some of these qualities if we think the individual can pick the skills up quickly.