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Data Scientist, Routing

About Gelato

Gelato has built the world's largest and most global networks for on-demand production of customized items e.g. t-shirts, wall art, mugs, books, hoodies, and cards, We support a new wave of e-commerce entrepreneurs and the global shift towards local and more sustainable production.

We own no assets - we build the software that connects world-class production facilities all across the world. We already have more than 100 production partners in 30 countries. In 72 hours we can reach more than 5 billion people and potential consumers in a smarter, faster, and greener way.

In many ways, we at Gelato are rethinking how digital fabrication of customized products can be done on-demand. Just imagine what will happen when we add 3D printing capabilities to this global service. We are already empowering thousands of e-commerce entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses. Again, thanks to the products being produced locally we produce what you need when you need it, and where you need it. In other words, we reduce waste and carbon emissions.

Together we can increase global GDP by effectively supporting - local on-demand production.

What you will be doing

Routing lies at the heart of our Gelato platform. This is the function that decides in the moment which of our rapidly growing network of print houses and logistics partners is best placed to receive a customer order, produce and ship the finished product to the final destination. Our algorithm balances speed, quality, cost and environmental impact (amongst other factors) to find the smartest route for each of our millions of orders. The algorithm finds not only great results for our customers, but also controls volume and stock at our production partners to ensure they are operating at peak efficiency.

As Data Scientist Routing, you will work with business, engineering, and tech functions where you will have opportunities to develop and evaluate machine learning models using large datasets to drive automation and efficiency in our order management process. You will have the opportunity to solve existing business problems and collaborate with teams to deliver future innovation in this industry.

You will help answer fundamental questions of correlation between inputs and outputs and driving the most efficient routing strategy. You will lead the thinking for writing deterministic checks, collect defects identified from Machine Learning and deterministic rules and pass for remediation. You will be responsible to translate the requirements of this program into technical requests for the tech team.

Who you are

This is a key role within the Gelato team, and we are seeking a skilled Data Scientist who can help us both shape strategy and to execute against a bold and aggressive roadmap to support Gelato’s rapidly scaling business operations.

While being a self-starter, hands-on, and comfortable with ambiguity, you work are a strong team player.

You are committed to excel with energy and endurance, and you understand that helping to build a company is hard but satisfying work. You have a passion, and the stamina for building great services and technology, superior communication skills, high integrity, and great attention to detail.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field from a top tier University
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with data modelling, applying analytics, machine learning.
  • Skilled with programming languages
  • Experience in data visualization and BI tools
  • Highly analytical, with a bias for objective measurement, facts and reasoning
  • Great at telling a story through factual data
  • Self-starter, hands on and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Strong inter-personal skills including written and oral skills. Able to effectively communicate with all levels
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field
  • Expertise / Extensive knowledge in specialized areas such as time series analysis, reinforcement learning
  • Advanced skills with Python and SQL
  • Experience in supply chain or related functions
  • Track record of tangible business impact based on ML implementation
  • What it’s like to work at Gelato

    Building a company is hard work. We expect a lot from each other. We are a driven team with big goals, so we seek individuals who are genuinely passionate about their work and possess an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Our culture is unique and we live by our values, so it's worth learning more about our culture and how we work before presenting your application.

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    Who we are

    We’re a team of 100+ people, 25 nationalities, spread across 6 timezones. We are on a mission to change the way physically printed collaterals are produced. We’ve come a long way building a network of partners across the world, however, there are still loads of challenges and opportunities ahead. Want to join us on this journey?

    About Gelato

    Communication is a fundamental human need and print is a powerful tool to help people communicate their creativity and passion. Perhaps this is why commercial printing has become one of the largest industries on the planet. Gelato's state of the art global print cloud facilitates local printing at a scale greater than the world has ever seen before. Learn more

    What we offer

    The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you can use the services you’ve been part of building. We’re not just another web application; we’re changing one of the world’s largest industries. Join a motivated, hard-working and passionate team in a dynamic and energetic startup environment.

    Our culture

    We are a global company with a global team. We hire for attitude and train for skills. We battle over ideas - which is why we don't believe in hierarchies - we all have equal value. We believe innovation happens when the quality of an idea matters, not the person who had it. We collaborate and build relationships. We speak about things as they are and how they feel.