About Us

Swvl is the leading technology company in the mass transportation market. We are a fast-growing data-driven company that is disrupting the public transportation market on multiple continents making people’s lives better on a daily basis in countries such as Egypt, Kenya, Pakistan, UAE, and Jordan

Swvl is a revolutionary idea that was born from passion, loyalty, and persistence to face all challenges on the table, Swvl is not just a means to facilitate commuting, but a hunger to strive for solutions, encourage the contribution of youth in innovation, and inspire change. Swvl has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day.

About the role

We are looking for an analytical and result-driven Sr. Data Scientist with strong programming skills for our Marketplace team, who will design, build, and own end-to-end large-scale projects and ML systems that touch both the demand side and the supply side.

The topics you will work on include - but are not limited to - pricing, network analysis, demand forecasting, and customer-driven continuous experimentation. The ideal candidate should have a solid understanding of state-of-art technologies, software design& architecture, data pipelines, and of course passion for problem-solving. So, in other words, we are looking for a real problem solver/engineer first and foremost but someone with full-stack Data Science experience on top.

The role will be a part of the Marketplace Optimization Team and you will collaborate with R&D, Business, Product, Ops, SRE, DWH teams mostly.

What you’ll do

• Build end-to-end machine learning solutions

• Implement robust data pipelines

• Identify the pain points and optimization opportunities in our existing solutions, go deep into the data to develop hypotheses, and to propose strategies that address complex business challenges

• Design and evaluate experiments at scale

• Help to improve and maintain the infrastructure and the pipelines not only we use but provide to the rest of the team to enable them

• Analyze large amounts of data to discover trends/insights and leverage them for generating valuable feedback to multiple functions

• Contribute to our understanding of the business by conducting extensive research and driving innovation throughout the company

What you bring to the team

• A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Math, Economics, or a related quantitative field with at least 5 years of working experience as a Data Scientist/Sr. Data Scientist

• Working knowledge of Machine Learning models and scalable ML systems

• Experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches and designing large-scale experiments

• Solid understanding of statistics and math

• Strong programming skills in Python/R; familiarity with Scala and JS is an asset (if you are confidently language-agnostic ignore this requirement), Demonstrated experience with database technologies and knowledge of application architecture and design patterns

• Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or GCP

• Experience in dynamic pricing optimization is a huge plus

• Fluent in English

• The ability to work in a very dynamic, flexible, and high-paced culture